Star Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Piyush Mishra, Dhritiman Chatterjee and Vijay Varma.
Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.
Producer: Shoojit Sircar And Rashmi Sharma.
Claps: Terrific performances, Compelling Storyline, Dialogues and Gripping Direction.
What’s New: A bold take on the feudal mindset prevalent in the nation.
Popcorn Refill: Interval.
Plot: A night with three boys after a rock concert goes completely wrong for roommates Minal, Falak and Andrea after Minal smashes a bottle on Rajveer’s head in order to protect herself from getting molested.
What follows next is how Rajveer, nephew of a renowned politician, and his friends take it upon themselves to get their revenge and accuse the three girls of being involved in prostitution and charge Minal for attempt to murder.
Supporting the three girls in their battle is their mysterious neighbour who turns out to be a famous retired lawyer suffering from bipolar disorder.
Performances: Amitabh Bachchan is a ‘Legend’ for a reason- and he proves it yet again with his terrific performance as lawyer Deepak Sehgall suffering from bipolar disorder. And needless to say, the man with the best baritone in Hindi Cinema completely nails it during the courtroom sequences being at his sarcastic/intense/ and emotional best!
Thankfully, here’s a role and a movie worth his talent, and at the same time different from the previous two thrillers he had given us this year (‘Wazir’ and ‘TE3N’).
Taapsee Pannu lets her eyes, body language and trembling voice convey her emotions during the various phases her character goes through. She remains immersed in her role till the very end- giving you no chance to point out even a single mistake. By far, this is amongst the best performances of the year.
Kirti Kulhari is complete delight to watch and will leave you stunned with her matured performance.
Andrea Tariang lends a good support.
The surprise package here is Angad Bedi. This one’s his meatiest role till date and he nails it! In a particular scene, where he loses his cool while confronting Mr. Bachchan, the young lad and the anger in his eyes proves what an immense potential he’s got!
And here’s a special message for Piyush Mishra (that annoying opposition lawyer played with perfection) and Vijay Varma (creepy AF) who played their part with complete conviction- you are going to receive loads of hatred from people!
About The Movie: While many movies speak about what women should do while getting molested or raped, none speak about the mentality that leads to such crimes. But ‘Pink’ is a change of sorts; and here’s why...
We have the nation’s biggest megastar, in what can touted as the boldest movie of the year, speaking openly about sex, why losing virginity to a loved one is not a sin and why the need of the hour is to change the feudal mindsets of the people. Yes, this one’s indeed a thought-provoking movie.
The direction is gripping and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Raw, intense yet awesome- this is what makes Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury directorial debut vehicle a must watch for a cinema lover.
In fact, the incident in question is not even showcased to the audiences before the ending credits- and yet they are able to build up the tension and keep the audiences wondering about what exactly happened that night!
The movie moves at its own pleasant pace, committing the entire second half to kabhi intense kabhi hilarious courtroom dramas.
Characterizations wise too, it's quite ironic to see the people in a society have an orthodox thinking, while the man with a mental illness having much liberal thoughts about the entire situation!
Coming to the flaws: there’s just a little one. With the courtroom arguments getting intense with each passing hearing- I was surely expecting an awesome debate between Bachchan’s Sehgall and Mishra’s Prashant in the end. But that moment never arrives and the climax feels soft rather than being at its intense best.
And yes- thankfully, the movie is not about women empowerment but about what’s right and what’s wrong- just told the hard way!
Overall, here’s a movie that breaks stereotypes, is a matured and hard-hitting film that just cannot be missed.
Combo-On-Offer: Social Drama + Thriller
Verdict: With a hard-hitting and bold content in hand along with gripping direction and power-packed performances, this Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu starrer will surely paint the city ‘PINK’. Hence, we give the movie THUNDEROUS CLAPS.