PINK Movie Review – A Must Watch
A woman is not an object or any property that can be used by anyone. Neither is she for passing licentious and loutish remark or gesture. PINK is a tale that is weaved on the fine subject of women’s dignity and how they are judged by society through their acts in day to day life. PINK is a story that shows how people, respond to a woman when she laughs, drinks, goes out with friends and talks to opposite gender.
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury is one of the finest Bengali film directors. PINK is Chowdhury’s debut Bollywood direction. He has a genuine command over tackling most scrambled subjects which aren’t mostly touched by others. Amitabh Bachchan is back after movies like TE3N and PIKU, and this automatically increases the expectations. Watching Piyush Mishra in a pivotal role against Amitabh is something to look for. The entire female cast i.e. Taapsee, Kirti and Andrea, looks commendable in the trailers. Let’s see what PINK has to offer to its viewers?
Pink starts with three guys who are shown rushing towards hospital, as one is severely injured and bleeding, and on to the next scene where 3 girls Minal Arora (Taapsee Pannu), Andrea Tariang (Andrea) and Falak Ali (Kirti Kulhari) are taking a cab back to Delhi and reaching their home where they share an apartment. What happened prior to that was, one of the guys, Rajveer (Angad Bedi), was hit by Minal with a bottle of wine as he tried to force her into sexual act. On repeatedly saying “No” to his liberations and moves, Minal was left with no other option to save herself from being molested by the guy. Once in the hospital, Rajveer’s friend Ankit (Vijay Verma) decides to take revenge from the trio, especially Minal. From there the movie takes another turn and girls are harassed by the boys. One thing leads to another finally going to log a complaint against those girls for “attempt to murder” case. That’s where a retired lawyer Deepak Sehgal (Amitabh Bachchan) stands for these independent yet helpless women and fights for their justice. What happens next is what PINK is all about.
Amitabh Bachchan gives one of his best performances in PINK. He breathes the character and his courtroom scenes are clap-worthy. Each and every dialogue which he mumbles and says out loud with conviction has solid impact. Bachchan has portrayed the character of a lawyer multiple times but this is one of the most difficult ones. Taapsee is a stealer; she shines as Minal and gives the most mature performance. The contrasts in her character can easily be witnessed in scenes like where she is sent to court in the van, when she is interrogated in the court and when she outbursts in front of the judge. Taapsee impressed her viewers big-time. Kirti Kulhari is effective and very natural. She gives a calculated performance even when her emotions turn volatile due to the constant provocation of the lawyer. She is first-rate. Andrea is believable and very natural.
Piyush Mishra is a treat to watch. He makes sure that he is not over-shadowed by Bachchan’s aura. Mishra is amazing in courtroom scene and gives an impeccable performance as a smart and cunning lawyer. Angad Bedi is very good, lookout for his intensity, eyes, posture and expressions when he is interrogated by Bachchan. For a newcomer with hardly two to three movies in his pockets, it’s a commendable job. Vijay Verma is amazing. Last seen in Rangrezz, he had all the ingredients to become a great star and PINK proves that with élan.
PINK is about breaking stereotypes (i.e. Blue is for boys and Pink is or girls etc.) The most prominent part of PINK that is a sure shot winner is its brilliant narrative with some densely written dialogues which are equally given to almost every other character. Direction of PINK is first-rate. A movie which has 50 plus minutes of “courtroom drama” cannot strive unless it has every element placed in the correct place. PINK is a thought provoking drama which is not usually seen in Bollywood.