Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Pink - Questioning Stereotypes

It's nice to see
the few rare movies like Pink
that question stereotyping
of women in Indian society
Pink cuts at the very root
of Indian prejudices and hypocrisy
when it comes to girls  vis-à-vis boys

The story is of 3 working girls
living together in the  national capital
it's not denied in the flick
that the girls enjoy their freedom
work hard,  have fun
live life on their terms

The question posed is
if a girl has had a couple of drinks
and is generally having fun
in a group at a party
does it also mean that
she has  no choice
but to say 'Yes' to sex as well
even if feeling 'No'inside ?

Yes, thinks the  boy and
forces himself on her
only to be hit by a bottle in the eye
as protest, in self  defence...

All hell then  breaks loose
for the girl and her friends
as she had hurt and injured
not just another boy at a party
but one from an elite, connected family

Watch saga  unravel
in a gripping court drama

In a towering presence & performance
is the big B himself as lawyer
holding audience in spell
with his rich baritone voice...

The stereotype of bulldozing the victim
intimidating her by questioning her character
suggesting   that "a drinking girl asked for it"
are  all questioned & challenged in this timely flick
sans crass commerce &  misplaced song- dance routine

What comes out loud and clear
is that a woman's body is her own
that  no one can trespass or outrage -
that even a prostitute has a right to say 'No'
as does a wife to hubby when not in the mood...

Apart from Amitabh and Taapsee Pannu
all cast and crew deserve special mention
the producers and director can be truly proud
of a thinking product that will be long cherished!

Pink is a 2016 is an Indian courtroom drama (Hindi film) directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, written by Ritesh Shah, and produced by Rashmi Sharma and Shoojit Sircar.

Cast includes Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu,Kirti Kulhari  Andrea Tariang,Angad Bedi, Raashul Tandon and others.



  1. What an amazing review! Hearing great things about Pink. Couldn't manage time to watch it, but I'm hopeful I will watch it this weekend.

  2. Thank you Purba! I am sure you will love it as much as I did.

  3. Have heard good things about it.

  4. I am looking forward to seeing this movie tomorrow. I have heard fantastic reviews.

  5. I want to watch this movie. I saw Parched on the weekend. It's poignant and shows the plight of rural women.