The movie PINK is the best story everplayed in bollywood. This movie breaks out the sterotype about how we consider a WOMAN now a days, if she stays alone with her friends or goes out for the parties late night or talks to a random guy. The movie is bold, it has a very strong plot and it has performances that supplement the already strong foundation that the director has established for the movie. The message is simple: when she says No, it means No. No matter who she is, assumptions and prejudice aside, a No is to be construed as a No. There are instances when you want to applaud the bluntness with which the director has put across the idea and the conviction with which the actors have assisted along with the script being a clear winner.
The story is about three independent working girls, living in Delhi. The first scene is that of their escape from a crime scene, where Meenal (played by ) head, causing serious damage to. After that, there are a series of threats to the girls, followed by Meenal’s molestation. There is court-room drama that follows in the second half, as our bad guys try to label the girls as prostitutes who were trying to solicit their services. This is in order to curtain the fact that it was actually them who were trying to take advantage of the insobriety and mere availability of the girls.
The movie has given some best of the facts which are neglected or i would say taken to another perspective which can and should change the ‘Mindset’ of people.
Any amount of praise will fall short for this movie that is a masterpiece in all its dimensions. The plot is exquisitely woven along with the issue that is at hand, every performance is magnificently executed. From Pannu’s balanced portrayal of a brave but tried young girl, ’s supportive friend, Amitabh Bacchan’s bipolar yet brilliant Deepak Sehgal who is inexplicably affectionate and protective of the girls since the very start and last but definitely not the least, Piyush Mishra’s part as the efficient opposition lawyer who tries hard to get the girls under pressure and admit to crimes they didn’t commit, everyone does more than justice to their parts and the movie, both.The court-room drama in the second half deserves a special mention. The examinations and cross-examinations are very well executed, there is no unnecessary exaggeration of any aspect of the Indian Court of Law and the closing speech by Amitabh Bachchan as he talks about the significance of a woman’s “NO” is exceedingly praiseworthy and ahead of its time. The urge to stand up and applaud was too much as he talks about the pitfalls of being an independent woman and her discretion to refuse sexual advances be it anyone. Respect only multiplies as he touches upon the subject of marital rape, ever so subtly…something that is not even codified in our country.
At the end there is a beautiful poem at the end by Amitabh Bachchan
Samay Ko Bhi Talash Hai