Pink (2016)

It’s a man’s world. From time immemorial women have had to prove and protect themselves, their chastity and their character. Indian society has separate rules for both genders and we need to see, understand and process films like PINK, again and again, to challenge our prejudices and hopefully evolve.

Amitabh Bachchan is a retired lawyer, simmering in the background, watching unfortunate events unfold for three young women. He eventually boils over into a formidable force who turns the entire case on its head with a single word.

Director Anniruddha Roy Chowdhury has created a film where people applauded and cheered at various points, a rare occurrence in a multiplex. The message is loud and clear, and so are the heinous attitudes that prevail for women across our great country. A lot needs to change. Movies like this show there is hope.

Performances are of a high standard from the entire cast. Every member plays his or her part well, whether negative or positive. Amitabh Bachchan is a rare actor who films seem to be written for. His own demons, the way he handles himself and the case, is trademark of his particular brand of legendary. The three girls are super, representing many social messages through the stories of their characters.

Many lines will be with you after you finish watching the movie. But one word will always remain.

Don’t underestimate the power of PINK!



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