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Finally I am glad to be reviewing a Bollywood movie and the movie is Pink directed by Anirudhha Roy Chowdhury produced by Shoojit Sircar and Rashmi Sharma. Very rarely do we see a Hindi movie sans the frills and trappings of Bollywood when I say this I mean the usual song and dance and gimmicks. This movie Pink starts and takes off straightaway this film means no nonsense we see the the credits roll without any pounding background noise or background score as we call it. This is storytelling at its best, we are introduced to the Protagonists, three working and independent women living in Delhi, no one tells this we just get to know, they are followed by a mysterious Amitabh Bachchan and trust me it’s not a thriller however it may sound. The director Chowdhury has complete control over the proceedings of this film nor once did it let go off his control. Nothing satiates more than a director in control of his product. All the actors have gone into the skin of their characters be it the fiesty Taapsee Pannu her friends, her partners in crime Kriti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang or Mr. Bachchan, it was a treat to watch them play the characters on screen. It’s a courtroom drama as seen in the promos and trust me it’s the most real and believable courtroom film to have come out of Bollywood finally we know how a court actually works. Till now Bollywood was showing courtroom in a filmy light, lawyers presenting stand-up comedy and the judge annoyingly saying order order over everything. So yes if you want to see something contrete and close to reality watch this gripping movie that keeps u at the edge of the seat till the lights come on. Let’s talk about characterisation, in India we see very poor characterisation of specially women, an actress is shown drinking if the makers want to make a point that she is slightly an unconventional character or in others words ‘not a perfect Indian heroine’ thankfully here the makers have very clearly presented women as they are- Normal.
I could connect to the protagonists and am sure many girls would see themselves in Meenal, Falak and Andrea and here lies the success of the makers. This film has a message and that as simple as that a No means No. The feudal mindset has to change. We should curb the boys instead of putting illogical bans on women as flimsy as not allowing them to wear the dresses they want to wear. As the Men, women too have just one life to live they can’t afford to be submissive to the opposite gender.
I just urge everyone to please watch this EPIC cinema at theatre near you.