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‘Pink’ spreads a Social Message, Amitabh’s Presence Elevates the Cause in the Film

Youth centric contemporary courtroom drama 'Pink'brims with social message of women safety and floors the audience with strong performances from Amitabh and the other casts

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  • Amitabh Bachchan as Deepak Sehgall, the aged defence lawyer, shines as always, in a restrained, but powerful performance
  • What follows is an intriguing courtroom drama where ace lawyer Deepak Sehgall represents them in a bid to get them justice
  • Pink” is an evocative film about women, brimming with messages relevant for society, and keeps you riveted to the screen

New Delhi, Sept 15, 2016: “Pink” is a contemporary youth-centric film with a strong socially relevant message about the choices young women of today make and about respecting those.

Narrated in a linear manner, the simplistically presented film, essentially a courtroom drama, is powerful, owing to its missive, dialogues and performances.

Three young working women, Minal (Tapasee Pannu), Falak (Kirti Kulhari) and Andrea (Andrea Tairang) are flatmates in Delhi and good friends. An untoward incident one night at a resort in Surajkund, involving some boys, among whom is Rajveer (Angad Bedi), who comes from a politically well-connected family, proves to be life changing for the trio.

What follows is an intriguing courtroom drama where ace lawyer Deepak Sehgall represents them in a bid to get them justice.

Replete with contemporary instances and issues, centring around women and their safety, the film, through its potent dialogues, takes a dig at society and its stereotypical norms and prejudices towards women, as in “The Rule Book of the Girls’ Safety Manual”, enumerated by lawyer Deepak Sehgall.

Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury extracts natural performances from all his actors, and makes a meaningful film devoid of any unnecessary commercial trappings, never once deviating from the core theme.

Amitabh Bachchan as Deepak Sehgall, the aged defence lawyer, shines as always, in a restrained, but powerful performance. His histrionics come primarily in the form of his well-modulated baritone, conveying his emotions and of course, from the well-written lines.

Taapasee Pannu, as the protagonist Minal Arora plays the brave, present-day Delhi girl with convivial ease. She delivers a power-packed performance, naturally, slipping into her character bringing out the contrast as a strong yet vulnerable girl. Her anxiety, frustrations and angst, against society and the system and its hypocrisy, are all palpable.

Kirti Kulhari as Falak Ali, is equally a powerhouse as a performer. She renders her character of a modern working girl annoyed with the double standards of society, in a convincing manner. The scene in the courtroom, where she breaks down, in particularly laudable.

Andrea Tairang, playing the girl from the northeast is natural, and lives her character with sincerity.

Piyush Mishra as Prashant, the prosecution lawyer, is brilliant, as he succeeds in the audience despising him for his scathing remarks against women and the societal norms they must conform to.

Angad Bedi as Rajveer, the spoilt rich son of a politician, makes the most of his limited screen time. He is intense, becomes the character he is essaying and delivers a credible performance.

The rest of the cast too, comprising the kind-hearted landlord, the lady police officer, the three friends of Rajveer, support the main actors with their strong performances.

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The strength of the film, apart from its great performances, are its taut screenplay and dialogues. Flavoured with a language that the youth of today will relate to, the dialogues are hard-hitting and strike a chord immediately, as they are packed with relevant messages. Humour comes in the form of the satirical dialogues, and lightens the tenor of the otherwise intense film.

With moderate production values, Cinematographer Abhik Mukhopadhay’s lens captures the drama in a realistic manner.

The only song in the film, “Kaari kaari raina”, is used effectively to encapsulate the mood and messages in the film.

Overall, “Pink” is an evocative film about women, brimming with messages relevant for society, and keeps you riveted to the screen. (IANS)

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  • Enakshi

    Shoojit Sarcar and Amitabh Bacchan again!
    this will be something intriguing

  • Anubhuti Gupta

    A movie of Amitabh Bachchan always shows great promise and it seems pink is no diffrent

  • Yokeshwari Manivel

    Pink….awesome movie..what a acting amitabh bacchan n piyush mishra…..most imp.thng you cant decide character of a girl by her clothes and if a girl is smiling and enjoying herself that doesnt mean she z intersted to have sex with you… … Thats it… Great lesson fr our society…

  • Aakash Mandyal

    PINK is like an awakening to the Indian society. Awakening in context with our thought process and our vision.

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  • Enakshi

    Shoojit Sarcar and Amitabh Bacchan again!
    this will be something intriguing

  • Anubhuti Gupta

    A movie of Amitabh Bachchan always shows great promise and it seems pink is no diffrent

  • Yokeshwari Manivel

    Pink….awesome movie..what a acting amitabh bacchan n piyush mishra…..most imp.thng you cant decide character of a girl by her clothes and if a girl is smiling and enjoying herself that doesnt mean she z intersted to have sex with you… … Thats it… Great lesson fr our society…

  • Aakash Mandyal

    PINK is like an awakening to the Indian society. Awakening in context with our thought process and our vision.

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Hindus In Delhi Push For A Temple On The Ruins Of a Mosque

The Supreme Court has delayed hearings into the disputed site but hardliners have vowed to lay a foundation stone next year regardless.

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Supporters of Vishwa Hindu Parishad gather during a rally in New Delhi, Dec. 9, 2018. The group gathered thousands of supporters to demand the construction of a Hindu temple on a site where a mosque was attacked, demolished in 1992. VOA

Tens of thousands of hardline Hindu protesters marched in New Delhi on Sunday, calling for a grand temple to be built on the ruins of a destroyed mosque in a flashpoint Indian city.

Trident-waving devotees clad in saffron filled a huge parade ground in the Indian capital under tight security, where speakers warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi they would not let up until the temple was sanctioned.

Some of Modi’s supporters feel the Hindu nationalist leader has not done enough to raise a shrine at a site in Ayodhya, a city believed by many to be the birthplace of the deity Ram.

The site was home to a medieval mosque for 460 years until Hindu zealots tore it down in 1992, kicking off riots across India that left thousands dead, most of them Muslims.

Its future has been tied up in courts for decades but some hardliners want Modi, who is seeking reelection in 2019, to push parliament to guarantee the temple by law.

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“The gathering here is telling you that Hindus won’t sit back until the temple is built, and our wishes are respected,” said Champat Rai, the leader of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) group that organized the protest.

Demonstrators chanting “Praise be to Ram” packed the Ramlila Maidan, a vast ground capable of holding more than 50,000 people, and filled the surrounding streets.

Some carried maces and tridents — weapons traditionally wielded by Hindu gods — and traveled great distances by train and bus to reach the rally.

“We have come here to protect our religion and Hindu pride. We want a temple for our Lord Ram,” Hitesh Bharadwaj, a teacher from Delhi’s satellite city Noida, told AFP.

The hardline VHP has applied pressure on Modi in recent weeks, staging a huge show of force in Ayodhya itself last month.

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A close ally of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the group is spearheading a push to raise the Ram temple, and is calling for more protests as the premier prepares to go to the polls by May.

The BJP was on the margins until the 1980s when its top leaders, including Modi, backed a growing movement for the construction of the Ram temple.

Its advocates want parliament to introduce a law bypassing legal hurdles blocking the temple before Modi’s term ends.

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The Supreme Court has delayed hearings into the disputed site but hardliners have vowed to lay a foundation stone next year regardless.

“We don’t care about the courts. A grand temple will be constructed in 2019,” Sushil Chawdhary, a VHP leader, told AFP. (VOA)