Riveting Pink


Girls going out, working late nights, wearing jeans, drinking alcohol doesn’t mean that they are bad girls. If they are friendly and cheerful, it doesn’t mean they are inviting the opposite sex for a physical relationship. And when a girl says ‘no’ to physical advances, it means ‘no’.

The new Bollywood film Pink brings up all these relatable issues to the screen through the story of three normal and independent working women — Meenal (Taapsee Pannu), Falak (Kirti Kulhari) and Andrea (Andrea Tariang), who are good friends.

The girls are returning to their posh South Delhi locality from Surajkund. They are tense and disturbed. On the other hand, Rajveer (Angad Bedi), who is bleeding from the left side of his head, is being taken to a hospital by his friends.

Meenal had hit Rajveer on his left temple with a bottle while defending herself from being sexually assaulted. He could have lost his vision with that hit. Rajveer, who is educated and from reputed family, and his friends can’t take it. So, they start to harass the girls.

One thing leads to another and Rajveer’s side lodges an FIR accusing Meenal of attempted murder and soliciting among others — she is taken into custody and the case goes to court.

This is where Deepak Sehgall (Amitabh Bachchan), suffering from a bipolar disorder and a retired lawyer, comes to their rescue.

Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and writer Ritesh Shah have come up with a realistic and powerful film. The plot is relevant and precise which has been executed well to make Pink a fast-paced and straight forward film, making it a riveting watch. It is emotional and thought provoking.

Justifying the direction and backing the well-written script is the excellent performances by the actors. The film is about the three girls and they have owned the film.

Without overdoing it, the girls have slain their roles effortlessly. Kulhari as Falak shines the most, while Pannu is not far behind. In this important role, Bachchan has done his part superbly like always — nothing new about it. In a negative role, Bedi is good.

Pink is no Bollywood masala film. But you can surely enjoy it which is realistic and relatable minus the Bollywood regular melodrama, dance and songs.