Pink is more than a movie… it is a coherent message and a movement!
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Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s near-universal movie Pink indicts the hard truths of an otherwise taboo society.
Pink tells the tale of three working class women caught in a bad situation – and its subsequent aftermath. Subdued by the sense of power, money and politics (as is so often the case in our country), the girls gradually gather courage to fight back. It only furthers their cause when a retired lawyer, who gets a glimpse of their trauma, decides to come to their defense.
Given the topicality of the issue, the vulnerability portrayed by the three women against their influential bullies – and the presence of two strong sermonizing lawyers, the film hits all the right notes to take you on edge.
While the court proceedings do seem stretched, one must understand that the purpose of the film is to feel the force of underlying issues in our country and its slow comprehension. The intent is not to champion feminism but to merely harbour gender equality. There is a scene in the film wherein a lady cop gets pulled up for buckling under pressure and lying under oath. Whether the scene is intentionally inserted or not, it evens out the tone of the film.
In addressing growing concerns faced by women today, Pink packs the power of cinema in delivering a strong message through and through. The gravitas of real world social issues coupled by the needless vulnerability perceived in women makes for a forceful and impactful courtroom drama.
Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury channels the story with courage and conviction. Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang play the three working girls caught in the cusp of things. Angad Bedi leads the influential bullies. Amitabh Bachchan and Piyush Mishra powerfully play the defense and prosecution lawyers respectively. Dhritiman Chatterjee brings balance as the unbiased and honourable judge. Produced by Rashmi Sharma and Shoojit Sircar,
You must watch Pink!
It becomes more relevant with every passing day.
– Varun Kumar | Enterapped