Pink (2016) Movie Review

Pink (2016) poster

Pink is an Indian courtroom drama–thriller film directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, written by Ritesh Shah, and produced by Rashmi Sharma and Shoojit Sircar.

Movie Details :

  • Directed by : Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
  • Produced by : Rashmi Sharma, Shoojit Sircar
  • Screenplay by : Ritesh Shah
  • Story by : Ritesh Shah
  • Starring : Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Piyush Mishra
  • Music by : Shantanu Moitra, Faiza Mujahid, Anupam Roy
  • Cinematography : Abhik Mukhopadhyay
  • Edited by : Bodhaditya Banerjee
  • Production company : Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited
  • Distributed by : NH STUDIOZ

Plot :

Three girls – Minal Arora (Taapsee Pannu), Falak Ali (Kirti Kulhari) and Andrea (Andrea Tariang) are staying together as tenants in a posh South Delhi locality and are normal working professionals in their respective fields. One night, after a rock concert they accept a dinner invitation from Rajveer (Angad Bedi) and two others to a resort in Surajkund, Faridabad district, Haryana. Rajveer and his friends get drunk and try to molest Minal Arora (Taapsee Pannu) and her two roommates. Andrea is touched inappropriately by Dumpy (Raashul Tandon). Minal picks up a bottle and smashes it on Rajveer’s eye, leaving him bleeding despite she said NO to him. Rajveer lodged a wrong FIR against the girls labelling them prostitutes, using his powerful connections. Minal is charged for ‘Attempt to murder’, where she could face imprisonment for more than 10 years, if convicted.

Deepak Sehgall (Amitabh Bachchan) is a lawyer suffering from bipolar disorder who experiences frequent mood swings. He represents the girls in the court. The film revolves around how Deepak fights the girls’ case against these influential boys.

Pink Movie Review :

Pink (2016) Movie Review By Times of India‎

Pink is a powerful statement on the existing feudal mindset of a majority of India, where men and women are judged by a different yardstick. And if the man happens to be from a powerful family, then the fight for justice is even more skewed.
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Rating : 4.5/5

Pink (2016) Movie Review By Mid Day

So, yeah, you know where this film is coming from. What I’m interested in, or at least we ought to be, is where this film is going — ideally to all those people and places in India, still grappling with a seemingly radical idea that men and women are just, well, you know, equal. It’s shocking, as Pink puts it, the views some of the most unlikely men hold about women — on the basis of how they dress, what they drink, who they love, where they live… Even as we see more and more females in public, party, and work places. Yes, Pink does compel you to think. And that’s not all it does.
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Rating : 4/5

Pink (2016) Movie Review By Mumbai Mirror

Being a single woman in Delhi makes for fragile existence. Constantly scoped by the prying eyes of neighbours who deduce her character based on when she returns home and the guests she entertains, it is an unsettling world. This is the backdrop of Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s Pink, which effectively transfers the fears and frustrations of its characters onto the audience. The most pertinent point this film underlines is the feudal mindset of the milieu, amplified by the sense of male entitlement that eliminates consent.
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Rating : 4/5

Pink (2016) Movie Review By Bollywood Life

The movie might remind you a little of Sunny Deol, Rishi Kapoor and Meenakshi Seshadri’s Damini, especially the courtroom scenes but Pink addresses a rather larger issue which is consent. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of Deepak Sehgal who used to be a famous lawyer and quit his practice after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He lives under the shadow of his ailing wife who is in the ICU. He, himself, has several health problems and constantly wears a mask to breathe properly (which reminds you of Darth Vader a little bit).
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Rating : 4/5

Pink (2016) Movie Review By

Pink has a good amount of suspense, built right from the beginning. The film does not play out the abuse scenes in a voyeuristic way but actually makes you cringe, which is good. A far cry from Bollywood movies of the 1970s and ’80s where rape scenes were used for entertainment in masala flicks. Just like Udta Punjab thankfully did not show Alia Bhatt’s character’s rape in order to titillate, so does Pink – it refrains from making a mockery of the sexual abuse, as often happens in such films.
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Rating : 4/5

Pink (2016) Movie Review By Koimoi

Yes! All men who claim themselves to be liberal yet have no shame in categorizing girls into the ‘pategi’ zone based on their dressing, this a learning lesson for you. For girls I’d say it is so relatable that it could be anyone of you or your friends in this situation.
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Rating : 4/5

Pink (2016) Movie Review By Bollywood Hungama

On the whole, PINK is a compelling film which exposes hypocrisies and double standards against women in our society. With powerful performances from the star cast, the film leaves you shocked, stunned and speechless. At the Box Office, it will be patronized by the multiplex audiences and the positive word of mouth will translate into healthy footfalls for the movie. Don’t miss this one as it hammers home a very powerful message.
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Rating : 4/5

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