It was expected, wasn't it?
Amitabh Bachchan's latest film, PINK, is winning critics all over, and even managed to get a decent start at the box office. The film also stars Taapsee Pannu and Kirti Kulhari, and is about three girls who are falsely charged of assaulting a politician's son, when one of them is molested by the guy. Amitabh Bachchan plays their neighbour as well as their lawyer, who defends them in the court as well as tries to raise question that how easy it is for the society to blame the girl, even if the atrocity is done to her.
We have already praised the movie for its theme, its performances, the direction and the message the film wants to deliver in our review. And it looks like, we are not the only ones in awe of Pink.
Here are other sources that are praising the movie:
DNA: Pink is an engaging courtroom drama revolving around the subject of a woman's consent. Despite the feminist twang to the title and perception, Pink isn't about women's rights or liberalism. On the contrary, it talks about a basic yet often forgotten subject— a woman's right to say no when it comes to sex.
Pink is a film every woman and every man must watch. It carries an important message. And even if it changes the mindset of one percent of the country's population, it's a big win.
Filmfare: Pink is the film that gives feminism a brave new shade. It makes many relevant and bold pro-feminist and anti-sexist remarks. This is a politically charged social drama. But where its political statements are firm, its cinematic finesse is not very strong. But some films are all heart and that’s what makes Pink such a bold and relevant statement to our times.
Well acted, well intentioned and inspiringly brave, Pink is the film that can shake up feudal mindsets in India. It is a bit theatrical in its approach, but some causes need to be shouted from the rooftops. So that’s what Pink does. It stands tall and it lets out a roar of defiance against gender inequality and women exploitation. More power to girls.
Mumbai Mirror: Apart from narrating a story that tells a lot more than it says, this one also includes deliciously-written and meticulously-casted characters.
Mid-Day: 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.
Hindustan Times: Every single actor has upped the ante in this 136-minute riveting drama. If Taapsee excels in initial courtroom scenes, Kirti takes it to a whole new level in the finale. The girls have shown a tremendous range and Pink belongs to them. Nobody has overshadowed them, not even Bachchan or a shrewd lawyer Prashant, played by a super intense Piyush Mishra.
The Hindu: When one article upon another on a recent case (of alleged sexual assault) has been obfuscating reason and rationality in many of us (including yours truly), it’s good to have a film stating categorically, even if a trifle simplistically, that a no is a no is a no. That single working women are not a catch. That friendly girls are not promiscuous. That a shared drink doesn’t mean a woman is available. That it all boils down to a woman’s choice and consent.
India Today: Pink is a giant leap, sure, but it can only leap so far. Keeping Pink as a starting point, future writer-directors should build on the foundation established by it to make more brave, more daring films on women's issues, where one day, not Amitabh Bachchan, but a woman can stand up and speak for herself and everyone will listen.
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