Movie Review: Pink – Amitabh Bachchan Take A Bow
Pink is all about male privilege, prejudice, sexual violence, and the many systems that support them. It also raises loads of questions that we normally try and push under the carpet.
Set in Delhi, Pink is all about Minal Arora (Taapsee Pannu), Falak Ali (Kirti Kulhari) and Andrea (Andrea Tariang). Minal is an events manager, Falak works in a corporate set-up, while Andrea is from the North-East (Meghalaya). The girls share a flat and we meet them first when they are heading back in a cab in the early hours of the morning, disturbed about something that has just happened.
We now get to know that they had met Rajvir Singh (Angad Bedi), Raunak Anand (Raashul Tandon) and Vishwajyoti Ghosh (Tushar Pandey), and had accepted their invitation to drinks and dinner at a nearby resort.
At the party, Rajvir wants to get sexually active with Minal, she resists, he gets aggressive and in a state of panic Minal smashes a bottle on his head. This incident sets the tone of the film. The girls land up in a mess and we have Deepak Sehgal (Amitabh Bachchan), who walks in to fight their case.
Taapsee, Kirti and Andrea are effective in their parts, but its Mr. Bachchan, who commands respect, but the sad part his that he has been saddled with a half baked character. Deepak Sehgall, we are told, is suffering from a bipolar disorder as well as breathing issues, which means mood swings, but the moment he takes on the case he stands rock solid and there is no sign of any discomfort. Oops!! Now, how did the makers miss this.
Always, all in all, Pink is a powerful and a brave film, which focuses on women who live real lives and deal with issues, which young women the world over will identify with. Sadly, this one may not be a commercial success.
Do catch this one as it will make you think and think really hard.
Rating: Three And A Half