REALEASE DATE: 16 SEPTEMBER 2016
DIRECTOR: ANIRUDDHA ROY CHOWDHURY
SCREENPLAY: ANIRUDDHA ROY
CHOWDHURY, SHOOJIT SIRCAR, RITESH SHAH
CINEMATOGRAPHY: ABHIK MUKHOPADHYAY
CASTS: AMITABH BACHCHAN, TAPSEE PANNU,
KIRTI KULHARI, ANDRIA TARIANG, ANGAD
BEDI, VIJAY VARMA
Pink is a powerful, socially relevant, mainstream film that is bound to make you think about the society we are living in. It challenges the orthodox mindset of people regarding woman in our country. Narrated in a linearly, it brings forward the concept of ‘sexual consent’. No means No , no matter what. This film talks about patriarchy, gender discrimination, double standards etc & keeps viewers glued to the screen from the very beginning with its killer performance and fearsome dialogue delivery. This is Anirudhdha Chopra’s first try on Bollywood, and what a debut it is.
The story is about three independent girls Minal Arora (Tapsee Pannu), Falak Ali (Kirti Kulhari), & Andrea Tariang (Andrea Tariang) living within the outskirts of Delhi who are friends and flatmates. After a rock concert, they meet Rajveer (Angad Bedi) nephew of a very influential political person, and his friends. Minal and friends accept dinner invitations at a resort from them.
Rajeev tries to molest and seduce Minal to which she smashes his head with a bottle for self-defense. Rajeev is seriously injured and plans to take revenge on her with the assistance of his friends.
Minal along with her friend files an FIR against them. Rajveer with his political influence get Minal arrested for an attempt to murder with Minal’s case being handled by Deepak Saigal (Amitabh Bachchan). The film revolves around how Deepak Saigal fights the case against these influential boys.
Aniruddha Chaudhary has directed the film in such a way that the soul of the film isn’t lost in any scene. Also, the courtroom scenes are not shown as how a typical Bollywood film does so.
Amitabh Bachchan with his thunderous performance will leave the audience in awe. The performances of Tapsee Pannu and Kirti Kulhari are highly commendable and laudable, especially the scenes within the court room. Andrea Tariang is extremely natural and lives within the character. She is fine in her role as debutant actress. Angad Bedi delivers remarkable performance and makes the foremost of his limited screen time.
Screenplay & Dialogue
The movie is written realistically and does not deviate from the core theme. Screenplay & dialogues are undoubtedly the backbone of this film. Court room scenes are written in such a way that it creates suspense to the audience. The dialogues are powerful and energetic conveying socially relevant messages without beating around the bush. There are many interesting and fantastic scenes in the film.
It is unarguably one of the best part in the movie. The song ‘Kaari Kaari’ is well placed in the film as it creates the mood in delivering the message to the audience. Incredibly emotional, this song gives massive goosebumps every time you listen to it. The background score also works as an additional key element to the movie.
Pink is a mixture of various emotions. This film gives a tight slap to people who think woman’s social friendliness and gestures are an invitation to men for sleeping with them. A woman has the complete right to wear short skirts, to drink, party hard, comes home late at night and so on without any doubt. Exposing India’s real face, this film is truly a landmark in Indian Cinema. In short, Pink is bloody brilliant and deserves a watch.