Movie : PINK
Category : New Age Indian Film Industry
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Piyush Mishra
Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Pink is a brave attempt to reset the stereotype definition our society perceives regarding women. Despite having a very predictable storyline, the director brilliantly takes you through this high intensive courtroom drama and leaves you with food for thought.
The story begins with Minal(Tapsee) and her roommates Falak(Kriti Kulkarni) and Andre(Andre Tariang) mentally battling molestation by Rajvir(Angad Bedi) and his friends. Minal slams a bottle on Rajvir and flees with her friends. Rajvir is left with a severe eye injury and male rage of course. He belongs from a well known political family and has enough connections to makes the girls lives miserable.
Falak contemplates apologising to Rajvir given his influence and the fact that physical assault on him could have Minal arrested. However, when she learns the school of thoughts he belongs to is “aisi ladkiyon ke saath yehi hona chahiye”, she retorts angrily “teri doosri aankh bhi phod deni chahiye thi”. The girls decide to battle it out in court, only to realise their antagonist files an “Attempt To Murder” case against Minal. What follows is a thought-provoking series of courtroom scenes(majorly by Amitabh) which forces you to think and rethink the unwarranted judgement society makes towards women.
Shout out to the casting director here, simply brilliant!
Amitabh Bachchan emotes with sheer effulgence. His potent screen presence leaves you enthralled. Here is an actor who knows his craft, there is no hint of his stardom whatsoever. His closing dialogue “NO means No” sent shivers down my spine. You want to get up and applaud.
Tapsee plays her role to perfection. The chemistry between her and her roommates is so real, you seldom accredit they are enacting characters.
What really moved me was the sheer detailing the director has put into the movie. Be it the staring neighbours, women constables inside the court or the chemistry between the protagonist and her family. It is simply appalling.
Aniruddha Roy is here to stay. If you can hold your audience with a very simple storyline, you surely know your craft and how! The direction is very well supported by an excellent screenplay and powerful dialogues. The cinematography does complete justice to the tone of the movie.
The movie leaves you with an afterthought regarding the lack of receptiveness in our society which needs to be enhanced by one and all.
A must watch!