Film Review

Shoojit Sircar’s Pink Film Review

Film Review.

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The simplest words such as “No means No” gives such powerful impact. Therefore, there is no reason to keep the voice to ourselves.

Pink is a 2016 Bollywood social thriller film directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, written by Ritesh Shah and produced by Rashmi Sharma and Shoojit Sircar starring Amitabh Bachan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang. The film received a widespread recognition and was even awarded the National Film Award for “Best Film on Other Social Issues”.

Pink is an absolute rollercoaster ride.

What started to seem like a battle of the sexes turns into an eye opener, especially for those with blurred vision for the true meaning of modern women. The story started by focusing on stereotypical shaming plotted by a group of male friends against three Delhi women after one of them violently revolted the well-connected men of high-power notable family. Kudos to the production team on crafting the plot development of suspenseful sequences of blackmailing and threats alongside the upbringing of Amitabh Bachan’s mysterious character.

This part of the film truly has a firm grasp on the audiences’ attention on the momentum, making us unable to look away, afraid of missing on significant scenes. Without the trigger warnings, the film are able to show the uncomfortable truths converting it into a powerful influential statement.

The following courtroom trial scenes full of intriguing drama leads to the main issue — to discuss and reveal the double standards of the Indian society, and putting an end to it. Along the frustrating series of false accusations thrown to them, the girls speak out their unwavering voice putting up a fight for justice they deserved.

Shoojit Sircar’s Pink proved their worth in being the best film of social issues by spreading awareness to the society regarding the threatening implication of gender-biased stereotypical mindset. Pink is a social movement with ability to influence others to speak out and revolt against sexual predator.

Film review by @nisabean

(retrieved from Rabak-Lit’s Twitter, revised)