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PINK movie review: It's a must watch!
The courtroom drama 'PINK', starring Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang in pivotal roles, is in theatres now. Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury's first Hindi film, PINK's court room scenes are highly inspired from the 1988 Hollywood flick 'The Accused.' The story and screenplay of the film that presents the issues faced by modern day women have been written by Ritesh Shah.

PINK revolves around Minal Arora (Taapsee Pannu), Falak Ali (Kirti Kulhari) and Andrea (Andrea Tariang), three working women staying together in a posh south Delhi locality. One fine night, the women attend a concert and accept a dinner invitation from Rajveer (Angad Bedi). What follows is a molestation of these girls and then an attack. Minal strikes a bottle on Rajveer's eye. Although he first bleeds, but later turns these girls' lives into a nightmare.

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Run time: 2 hours 16 minutes

IMDb rating: 8.9/10

'PINK' is not just a film but a bold attempt to highlight the patriarchal mindset of society, that judges both the genders with different yardsticks. Minal, Falak and Andrea – three independent girls decide to go out for some fun. They attend a rock concert and then receive a dinner invitation from Rajveer and two others to a resort in Surajkund.

The evening takes an ugly turn after the girls find out the real intentions of their male companions after a couple of drinks. While Andrea gets touched inappropriately by Dumpy (Raashul Tandon), Rajveer tries to molest Minal. In an effort to save herself, Minal smashes a bottle on his eye and leaves him bleeding.

The girls finally return to their nest hoping that the night has just passed. But things don't go as smooth as they think. Their lives are turned into a living hell by these men with powerful connections as they try their best to tarnish their images. The courtroom drama in the film starts after these guys file an FIR against these girls and label them as prostitutes.

Finally, the case comes up to lawyer Deepak Sehgall (Amitabh), who represents the girls. Here comes another twist in the film as Sehgall has bipolar disorder. From here on, the film takes a dramatic turn.

PINK raises many issues including mindset of the society that usually assumes that girls with short dresses and drinking habits are low on morals, especially if they enjoy a few drinks with men. The film also tries to give a very strong message that irrespective of whether a woman is a slave, wife or a prostitute, but if she says 'no', it means a NO. No man has any right to touch her, force himself upon her or outrage her modesty.

'PINK' has a gripping screenplay and an a very unique storyline. The director wonderfully manages to keep the audience glued to the screen throughout the runtime. The script has been brilliantly written and makes the overall experience nothing less than thrilling.

The individual performances of the actors are excellent. While Bachchan's portrayal of a lawyer makes you want to clap and whistle, the girls have done no lesser jobs. Taapsee wins your heart at the beginning itself while Kirti gives a satisfactory end. Apart from that, supporting actors like Piyush Mishra, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Angad Bedi, Tushar Pandey, Raashul Tandon and Vijay Verma have also given appreciable performances.

So, overall, 'PINK' will leave you speechless. It is an outstanding film in every aspect, be it writing, acting, script or performances. It has a timely message that is so-so refreshing. Just go and give it a watch, the film has lot to convey.

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