Saturday, September 17, 2016

PINK - Intense Drama That Shows Mirror To The Society

Movie Review: PINK

Directed By: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

Produced By: Shoojit Sircar, Rashmi Sharma

Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Andrea Tariang, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi, Piyush Mishra, Dhritiman Chatterjee And Amitabh Bachchan

Shoojir Sircar, the producer, has directed multiple hindi films like Vicky Donar, Madras Cafe, Piku etc. However, PINK is directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. He has produced and directed several bengali films but this is his first outing in mainstream bollywood as a director.

What works well?

Everything works right from the word go. Watch out for the title and the end credits. They are exceptionally well thought through and the execution is awesome. Plot and story are gripping and the screenplay is just about perfect. There is no drag at all and the narrative is to the point and accurate.

All three girls Taapsee, Andrea and Kirti have played their parts with honesty and have done complete justice to their characters. They look real and make you feel for them. Dhritiman Chatterjee as the judge and Piyush Mishra as the state counsel are first rate. Angad bedi is impressive as Rajveer, the actors playing his friends are natural and add the required tension to the proceedings.

Kudos to Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury for flawless direction and Kudos to the producers Shoojit Sircar, Rashmi Sharma for having the courage to make this movie.

What doesnt work well?

There are hardly any shortcomings. There isnt much scope of songs/ music in the narrative. There is just one song which runs in the backgroung and is completely apt. Needless to say that the movie completely serves it purpose.

Caution: Keep viewer discretion recommended as it has scenes of molestation.


First watch the promo/ trailer of PINK and then watch it only if you like the promo. Why? Because it is a thought provoking drama which shows the mirror to the society. Don't mistake it for just another women empowerment movie. In the end it leaves you with a very strong message and most importantly makes you think.

And watch out for Amitabh Bachchan as he plays an old, depressed lawyer. His complete act along with his expressions and screen presence clearly shows what is the difference between him and the boys(khans, kapoors, kumars, singhs etc.). At the age of 73 he still rules bollywood. Period.

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