Monday, September 19, 2016

PINK, I Will Never Forget This Movie!

Some movies affect you so much that even after a day you keep on thinking about it...frame by frame! 'Pink' is doing it for me! 'Piku' also did it but in a happy way! But this hurt me, enraged me first and made me happy in the end.  We are reading about girls being raped, thrown acid for saying 'NO' to their advance and some murdered for the same word 'NO'! Esp. in our capital, Delhi.

The story in this movie happens in Delhi, very aptly! Three well educated, well placed in good jobs girls are staying together in a flat, which is common nowadays.

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The three normal working girls, Meenal (Taapsee), Falak (Kirti) and Andrea (Andrea) in the film, 'Pink'!
The movie starts with three scared girls in a car returning to their flat after attending a party where Meenal happened to hit a guy with a glass bottle.  A set of four boys are going in another boy, Rajveer Singh has a bandage in his left eye and they discuss about the girls who hit him.  I was wondering what was happening..thought if I missed something because they didn't show the party scene or the hitting of the boy! But the story starts there!

They come to their flat. Starts discussing about the incident animatedly.  Then the girl, Meenal gets a phone call threatening her about the consequences.  This can happen to any working girl staying away from her family.  

We think that this is like any other story, where the boy is the nephew of a politician, so the girls will be threatened and later put to jail, raped and so on.  But 'NO'.  This is different.  Meenal was taken to jail for 'enquiry'.  But a good Samaritan, a retired lawyer, Deepak Sehgal (Amitabh Bachchan) enters the scene.  He is weak, forgetful with a sick wife.  He stays just opposite their flat and had watched the girl jogging in the park and then picked up by the police that day.  He is inquisitive and asks the girls to show the FIR...He decides to fight their case.

Later on, the court drama starts! Since the 'affected' boy had influence, his 'loud mouth' lawyer starts abusing the three girls with very intimate questions.  Yes, this looks like a normal story .... until now! Deepak Sehgal just watches the drama for most of the time.  After Falak breaks down, he gets up and starts 'talking'.

He starts questioning the girls.  It looked like he was  not their lawyer ... well, I should not reveal more.  

Amitabh looks like a sleepy, very old person, older than his real age.  But when needed, his booming voice comes out!  Movies are going to run for him...this one included.  'Piku' will be remembered always for his comedy and this one for his 'stayed back' acting!

Taapsee as Meenal is new to me.  She is superb.  She must have been an unknown, not very famous actress until now! She will go places.  First the scared look, then hurt look, then resigned look....she is great.  And she is beautiful!

Kirthi Kulhari, also is new to me...she did very well when she exploded in the court.  

Andrea, as a North-East girl looks timid, typical hurt girl for the mere reason that she was from Meghalaya.  

I liked the way Mamta Malik acted as a typical corrupt woman police officer.  God, we can relate to her. 

The best acting apart from the main characters was by Dhritiman Chatterjee as Judge! 

The judgement was unexpected and Amitabh's verse in his booming voice and the scenes they show during credits which was also unexpected, adds to the uniqueness of the movie.  Hats off to the director, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury!

We can see different types of men, the soft-natured landlord of the girls' flat (Vinod Nagpal of 'Hum Log' fame), the leering neighbour who was bent on proving that the girls were characterless, the boy's lawyer who questioned the girl in a very dirty manner without batting an eyelid (he must be having daughters, I hope!)...It is always the girls' fault, all men say.  Boys never get any advice from anywhere even from mothers. 

This is a hit movie, I know! No one will say 'NO' for that!

Beautiful lyrics with English translation is here!

The trailor of the movie is here:

Enjoy the movie without fail!



sm said...

nice review
good that you did not reveal the end of story
Big B looks old but still he gives best
thanks for mentioning about lyrics post.

SG said...

Thanks for the wonderful review.

Sandhya said...

sm: I was not a fan of his old movies except a few of them! Now, he is giving many memorable performances. Thanks for the first comment, sm!

SG: Thank you, SG!

Destination Infinity said...

I will try to watch this movie soon, have been reading some good reviews elsewhere too. I like AB's acting, but scripts don't often live up to his ability, just like our Kamal Hassan!

Destination Infinity

Rachna said...

Have heard such good things about the movie. Want to watch it for sure.

Santhi Kumar said...

It was nice watching this movie with you. Nice review written by you. The whole situation was an educational tour to all, like girls how not to get into such situations, boys how to treat girls in any situation. Clear message to the society. Good movie, great acting

Renu said...

This movie, i am looking forward to see.

Shail said...

It has not been released here, so waiting. Loved your review, Sandhya.

Shail said...

It has not been released here, so waiting. Loved your review, Sandhya.

Sujatha Sathya said...

that was a good review. i loved the movie. good performances by all

Locomente said...

I am in love with your review... Too thoughtful and well written...
Cant wait to watch this one!

Sandhya said...


RACHNA: Please do! You will love it!

SANTHI KUMAR: Yes, I agree with you, Santhi and it doesn't look like preaching advices!

RENU: You have to watch and I am sure you will like it, Renu!

SHAIL MOHAN: You will love it, Shail!

Sandhya said...

SUJATHA SATHYA: Yes, everybody seem to like it! Thank you, Sujatha!

LOCO MENTE: Thank you! Tell me if you like it!

radha said...

Planning to see the movie. Glad you did not reveal the story.

Jeevan said...

Your narrative is really superb and inspiring to watch the movie. Big B is doing great movies even at this age can’t stop praising and my admiration for his is only increasing day-by-day... I have a short list of movie on him that I really want to watch and pink will be one of it.

Sandhya said...

RADHA: You will definitely like it, Radha! Thank you!

JEEVAN: Please do! Nearly all his latest movies are interesting!!! Thank you, Jeevan!

Shilpa said...

I won't be seeing this movie !

Avada Kedavra said...

I have been hearing a lot about this movie lately. Must watch it sometime. With the kid, it is really difficult and I have not seen a single movie from god-knows-how-long :((

Sandhya said...

SHILPA CHANDRASEKHERAN: Why? Any reason? It is a relaxing movie in the end.

AVADA KEDAVRA: You will come out of this 'no movie' period soon, AK. We have crossed it!Just make a note of good movies and watch them one day soon!

Rama Ananth said...

Must watch this movie, sounds very interesting . BTW the Taapsee acted with Dhanush in Adukalam, it was a big hit

Sandhya said...

RAMA ANANTH: Taapsee is very good in this movie! This is a 'must see' movie!

Aishwarya said...

I too had watch this movie. Its good but in some places it is silence.

Sandhya said...

RAMYA RAJESH: Welcome to my space, Ramya! Yes, it was a good movie!

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