Pink has no suspense or thrill to its credit as it isn’t focusing on revealing any mystery in its court room drama format. There is a scene in the second half where the character Falak screams at the lawyer for his repeated attempt to defame her and her friends. The impact that scene created is somewhat the essence of the whole film. Powered by superb performances, this terrifically made court room drama from Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury is one film you shouldn’t miss for many reasons.

Three independent working girls in Delhi are the main characters of this movie. Minal, Falak and Andrea are roommates. At one particular rock show they attended, they met a few boys and decided to have a drink with them. When the boys started to show their true intentions, an accident took place injuring one of the boys very badly. The ego hurt boys started to mess with the girls which forced them to go for legal action. With only an advocate Deepak Sehgall willing to help them and the boys using all their political influences, how the girls manage to survive the trials is what Pink depicting.

It is a topic that was always there in our debates after the Nirbhaya case and several other similar cases. The hypocritical attitude of the society that grants all kind of freedom to the boys and judges a girl for reasons that are unjustifiable gets questioned here in a very realistic way. Sometimes writer Ritesh Shah uses a humorous approach to convey that and there were occasions where he created scenes that approached the issue in its rawness.  It was important that the trail never looked like a one sided affair and the makers have presented our main protagonists as characters with all the aspects which an orthodox guy, might assign to female to call her a woman of questionable character. Peaking neighbors, boys who consider women who drink and go to parties as bitches and officers with similar attitude get confronted here.

Amitabh Bachchan delivers a stupendous performance as Deepak Sehgall. The bipolar nature of the character was portrayed impressively by the veteran and his energy and delicacy was sufficient to convince us about the honesty and the minimal sarcasm inside that character. Taapsee Pannu was really good. The one particular scene I mentioned in the first paragraph was enough to prove the quality of Kriti Kulhari’s performance. Andrea Tariang was also nice. Piyush Mishra as the advocate was so damn good that if this movie was made in the VR format, I would have slapped him for sure.

Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury gives the movie the real tone it demanded. The way he captures the angst and reactions of various characters in the film has that sense of realism which makes it more of a compelling must watch movie rather than a dramatized preach. The screenplay has an elegant pace and it builds the verdict very organically and flawlessly. The conversations are also quite sensible. The edits were neat and the cinematography style also works in favor of the mood of the film. Background score was used impressively and the Kari Kari song was placed perfectly.

Pink is undoubtedly one of the finest movies that have come from Bollywood this year. It is a movie that has managed to include multiple perspectives and question the wrong ones very authentically. Go watch it!

Rating : 4/5

Final Thoughts

Pink is a movie that has managed to include multiple perspectives and question the wrong ones very authentically.


Green: Recommended Content

Orange: The In-Between Ones

Red: Not Recommended


By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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