PINK, the Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury directed movie is one of the finest message oriented movies coming out of Hindi film industry. Considering the issue of rape, sexual harassment and numerous cases of women harassment across the country ‘PINK’ throw light on our psyche and the reality in our society. Then I must mention that the film roped in with actors like Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles who justified their characters adding a solid punch to the storyline.
Let me now come to the story in brief. PINK follows three independent Delhi girls – Minal, Falak and Andrea – who are now all confused and terrified after delivering grave injury to a guy named Rajveer who tried to molest one of them in a party which they all attended together. Now, all the three girls must find a way to deal with those guys who happen to be from the so-called powerful and rich block of the society.
The incident goes like this when all the three girls with their sole intention to have a regular night fun, meet three guys and accept a dinner invitation in some resort in Surajkund. The evening later brings nightmare to these girls as they realized the ill motives of their male friends. In self-defense, Minal hits a bottle on Rajveer’s head that leaves him bleeding and the girls flee the scene.
This is not all. Rajveer, to take revenge on the girls, tried to harass them in several ways and finally filed a false FIR against the girls labelling them as prostitutes. As the girls struggle to cope with such situation, a retired lawyer Deepak Sehgal (played by Mr. Bachchan) takes their case and bring some of the finest moments in the film with their courtroom battle that not only proves the point on behalf of those girls but also talks about women and their rights in general.
Sehgal with a deadpan expression on his face proved in the court why we all must stand up for the women and their rights to live the way they want. PINK in many ways exposed our present patriarch society and how girls and women suffer every now and then in the hands of not just criminals but also the very same male members of our society – those with no sense of women’s right and justice.
Overall, the film is a must-watch. With such an impressive storyline coupled with some great performances, PINK is certainly remembered for long. And the best point of the film which Mr. Bachchan very rightly talked is the essence of ‘NO’ – the importance of listening and obeying ‘NO’ from a woman.
PINK doesn’t talk about morality, as the girl characters are not hesitant to accept they are in relationships and not even ashamed to admit that they are not virgin. They represent new age working class female with self-respect and dignity with individuality to live the way they want. The film in most case proved its point. Then we should not expect everything in a 2 hours 16 minutes long film.
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi, Andrea Tariang, Piyush Mishra
Direction: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Watch the movie trailer of PINK
Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s ‘Pink’ – starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu – won the Best Film On Social Issues at the 64th National Film Awards. (Updated – April 7, 2017)