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. The performances are pitch-perfect with Amitabh Bachchan leading the way. Creative producer, Shoojit Sircar, who directed (Vicky Donor, Madras Cafe, Piku) makes another valuable addition to his repetoire.
Minal Arora (Taapsee Pannu), Andrea Tariang and Falak Ali (Kirti Kulhari) are independent working girls who share a rented apartment in Delhi. On a fateful night in Surajkund Faridabad, the three girls encounter, three young men and after a mishap, Minal accidentally hits Rajvir Singh (Angad Bedi) with a bottle which hits him above the eye.
A deep cut and a bruised ego, leads Rajvir and his friends to harass the three girls further. After finding it difficult to cope, Minal lodges a police complaint against Rajvir and friends for molestation. This step further backfires when Rajvir uses his influence and charges Minal for attempt to murder and extortion as a sex worker.
Will Deepak Saigal (Amitabh Bachchan) a senile advocate be able to fight Minal’s case for justice? Can the law punish Rajvir’s mentality and its impact on the society is what lies ahead. Amitabh Bachchan is a powerhouse performer in any given role. As Deepak Saigal, he does a brilliant job. It’s honestly great of him to choose this film and I’d really hope his star power forces people to watch it.
Pink is poignant and powerfully provocative. It is a must-watch for everyone with a blurred vision for modern day women.