Starring: Amitabh Bachchan ( Deepak Sehgal), Taapsee Pannu (Meenal Arora), Kirti Kulhari(Falak Ali), Andrea Tariang, Piyush Mishra (Opposition lawyer), Dhritiman Chatterjee (Judge), Angad Bedi (Raajveer Singh)
Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Cinematography: Abhik Mukhopadhyay
Music: Shantanu Moitra, Faiza Mujahid, Anupam Roy
Does wearing trendy and short dresses put a blotch on a girl’s character? If a girl joins you for a drink, does that mean she has had a poor upbringing? These are some of the questions that male chauvinists will always rebuke in the society, but somewhere deep down, these questions and ideologies are still burning down the aura of a woman in the Indian civilization. In this Friday’s release and our latest journey, Pink, many of these questions, ideologies, outdated customs and mentalities are brought into play when 3 independent working girls turn to defend their respect and honour against a bunch of guys.
Court room dramas has been one genre in which Bollywood has produced some fine entertainers. Films like Jolly LLB, Rustom, Damini, Kyo Ki Mani Jhoot Nai Bolta, Oh My God and Shaurya are some that have not only cradled this genre but also received innumerable appreciations for their story, screenplay and direction.
Director Anirudha Roy Chowdhury and Ritesh Shah’s screenplay adds a magical elegance to the film. Right from setting a background to bringing out the right emotions at the right time, Pink does it all perfectly. It not only promises you refreshments at all its stations and stops but also ensures, the journey is both captivating and entertaining.
After the success of Piku last year, Shoojit Sircar and Mr. Bachchan’s team was expected to create ripples of excitement on the screen, and indeed, it did. The old yet graceful actor made sure he pumped in all his charisma and talent to play a retired lawyer who is the only one hope to save the dignity of the falsely accused girls.
The female trio of Taapsee Pannu, Kirki Kulhari and Andrea Tirang make a bold impression on both, the script and the 70mm screen. One does notice the drastic change and maturity in the acting skills of Taapsee Pannu and Kirti Kulhari, who at times take the reins of the film into their hands and make sure it goes in the expected direction.
The film also features Piyush Mishra, who fails to reach his climax point except for a couple of intense courtroom scenes, which is one heartbreaker for the fans of the multitalented artist. Another feature that does tend to turn you off is the poor transition between scenes, which can be considered to be a negligible flaw.
The 3 minute trailer and the 140 minute ride promises everything a movie enthusiast will expect. Thankfully, the films lacks regular intervention by songs and focusses on a strong and well supporting background track. To be honest, Pink delivers brilliantly on all the platforms it stops of acting, direction, screenplay and story. As far as the Cinema Station review goes, we review the film equivalent to a Rajdhani first AC journey which gives you all the luxuries and comforts you expect from an Indian rail ride.
My Rating: Rajdhani First AC( 4.5/5 )