My Review : PINK

Prelude :

I know I am late, really late, I guess..for the first time.
Due to my bad decision to watch Raaz Reboot first over ‘Pink’ made me push PINK for the weekday show-(
So now, after watching Pink, I feel quite relieved & happier..will never commit such a mistake again.
Now, I can proudly say that I have watched ‘Pink’ like others & have thoroughly loved it. I am part of the ‘PINK’ bandwagon now.
Have you ever thought..Why the film makers of this film decided to title this very film with name ‘Pink’ ?? I am sure some of you know why.
Well ! according to me, the colour Pink represents a format which is associated with women. It’s a colour that symbolises / used for women empowerment.
But this very film is not about women empowerment or rape either.
It basically talks about three working girls who live independently, and unwillingly encounters a very unfortunate & horific incident, what transpires thereafter and what happens to them and their lives, how they face circumstances, how they face society, how they gain their respect, and all of it inside a court of law.

Plot :

Three girls – Minal Arora (Taapsee Pannu), Falak Ali (Kirti Kulhari) and Andrea (Andrea Tariang) are staying together as tenants in a posh South Delhi locality and are normal working professionals in their respective fields.
One night, after a rock concert they accept a dinner invitation from Rajveer (Angad Bedi), who is the nephew of a powerful politician from South Delhi, and two others to a resort.

Finding the opportunity, the three men separate the three girls from each other. Rajveer gets close and and tries to molest Minal (Taapsee Pannu) and her two roommates,despite they saying NO to them.
Minal inoreder to protect herself, impulsively picks up a bottle and smashes it on Rajveer’s eye, leaving him bleeding.

To seek revenge, Rajveer and his friends try to vacate the girls from their houses and threaten them over the phone.
Minal is forced to approach the police with the intention to file an FIR against Rajveer and his friends.
Due to Rajveer’s influence, Minal is then charged for ‘Attempt to murder’ and for soliciting & the other girls are labelled as co-accused.

Deepak Sehgall (Amitabh Bachchan) is a retired lawyer suffering from bipolar disorder and has an ailing wife (Mamata Shankar). He is also a neighbour of the 3 girls .
He notices their troubles and after consultation with his wife, takes it upon himself to represent the girls in the court.
The rest of the film revolves around how Deepak fights the girls’ case against these influential boys.

Technical :

After the sweet film Piku, Shoojit Sircar once again teams up with Amitabh Bachchan but this time for a completely different kind of film.
Pink addresses some important issues like women safety in the city and that how Power influences & manipulates court judgements.

The first half of the film — doesn’t show us much about the incident or even let us hear any kind of detailed visual narration — it is very cleverly built on silences,making all of us guessing between the lines.

This film instantly renminded me of Jodi Foster’s The Accused in which her character is raped in a bar: just because she was wearing a short skirt, and was drunk.
Similar thing is shown here – ‘aisi ladkiyon ke saath toh aisa hi hota hai’.

The general perception of our male dominated society is measured by the length of the female clothing and a men usually decides what is okay for a women & what is not -(
This attitude has unfortunately made even the women be part of it.

How can a person so loosely used terms like ‘Slut etc’ for a random girl just based on what they wear, how they speak or whom they chose to befriend?????

Three cheers to the Director, every emotion, frustration and the pain, has been captured beautifully and brought out very convincingly by the characters, the direction aspect is the high point of the film.

Congratulations Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury for his amazing first Hindi movie and I willl personally recommend you guys to watch all his bengali films from now on..its amazing.

If any film post Vicky Donor has Shoojit Sarcar’s name attached to it brings us with certain expectations and each time we are satiosfied as the viewer.
Special thanks to Ritesh Shah for the intriguing story and screenplay.

Please don’t miss the end credits -Lastly, it shows as to what actually happened that night with the three girls.

This keeps the viewer hooked till the very last credit role. SUPERB.

Performances :

The film is remarkably well-cast. Special thanks to Mr Jogi Mallang
Taapsee Pannu plays Meenal, is very natural & convincing.
She is the next big thing of Bollywood.
Kirti Kulhari plays Falak, has the a splendid job, she is one under-rated actor who needs to be given only good opportunities from now on. Andrea Tariang plays Andrea, plays her character veryu realistically where she is described as the ‘North-Eastern,’ as if that is all that counts.

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Piyush Mishra is wonderful as the lawyer of the opponent team & who is hell bend in getting these girls behind the bars & punished. His character continues to label them as the ‘women of low character,’. It’s devastating.

Angad Bedi looks & plays the part of the notorious Rajveer with a lot of ease & style. He fitted the character so well.

Actor Vijay Varma is simply superb as Rajveer’s friend Ankit, who makes you hate him & also fear him at the same time.
Not to forget Mamta Malik as the Haryanvi cop, who gets her accent, gestures & body language bang on.
The film also uses a lot of familiar Delhiwalas in small roles: Vinod Nagpal, Sudhanva Deshpande, Dibang.

Our very own Mamta Shankar ‘s subplot was well put & she did a great job-)
Mr Dhritiman Chaterji as the strict judge was excellent in a small role.

Lastly ,Our Big B Mr Amitabh Bachchan nails it once again as the Bipolar disoder Lawyer Deepak Seghal. He is the best part of ‘Pink’

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Verdict :

So, a friendly girls is not hinting for sex. A shared drink doesn’t mean a woman is available. Finally everything boils down to a woman’s choice and consent.
Overall, The Film Pink is a very relevant film & also something which will remain with you long after you’ve left the theater.
It’s a must watch for all men, all women, and even the growing up kids to realize why “NO means a NO”.

If some of you have still not watched, please go; and spread the word. A MUST WATCH

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