Producers: Ronnie Lahiri, Rashmi Sharma
Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Piyush Mishra, Angad Bedi
Story: Shoojit Sircar, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Ritesh Shah
Script: Ritesh Shah
Music: Shantanu Moitra, Anupam Roy
Story- Meenal Arora (Taapsee Pannu), Andrea (Andrea Tariang), and Falak Ali (Kriti Kulhari) are flatmates living in Delhi. They live their lives on their terms. They are modern, independent girls. But one night changes their lives completely. They get molested by Rajvir Singh (Angad Bedi) and his friends. For self-defense, Meenal attacks Rajvir. Rajvir, who is a politician’s nephew, filed a case against them. Also, he misstates that these three girls are ‘call girls.’ Deepak Sehgal (Amitabh Bachchan) is a retired lawyer, but fights the case for girls. Will those girls get justice? Will Deepak Sehgal win to prove their innocence? How? To know answers, you have to watch ‘Pink!’
Critic’s Conclusion- Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury has made a wonderful Bollywood debut as a director, by giving a hard-hitting subject. The strong storyline and gripping script are major assets of the movie. The movie takes a different take over difficulties, which Indian modern women face every day in the society. He tries to state that if any girl wears short skirts or jeans, drinks wine, or laughs loudly with boys, it doesn’t mean that she is available. This movie is a slap on those people who make double standards for men and women. They make rules for girls such as what to wear, how to behave, when to come in the house, etc. Woman’s character should not depend on her clothes or any aspect. The movie strongly states that when a girl says ‘No’ means ‘No.’
The director has executed this topic brilliantly on the screen. Though the first half is slow, the second half becomes interesting with the gripping narrative. The movie keeps you on the edge of the seat till the climax. The courtroom scenes between Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Penn are spine chilling. The director has become successful to convey the social message in this movie. The message blends with the enough entertainment quotient very well in ‘Pink.’ It is a nice thing that the topic has not portrayed in a melodramatic way.
About performances, there is no question about Amitabh Bachchan’s performance. His larger than life image doesn’t overshadow on his character. He lives his character. In courtroom scenes, he has done an amazing job. Taapsee Pannu gives perfection to her fierce girl’s character. Her emotions look real in the movie. Her future in Bollywood will be nice. The Other two girls have also done a splendid job. Piyush Mishra and Angad Bedi give justice to their characters. The rest of the cast helps to take the movie forward.
On the technical front, the music is soulful. The background music helps the narrative. The Editing should be crispy regarding the movie’s length. The cinematography is decent. Dialogues are relatable and help to convey the important message shown in the movie.
Overall, It is a must watch movie not only for women, but also for men!