Amitabh Bachchan's much-awaited movie, "Pink," which will be released on Friday, Sept.16, has received overwhelming reviews from critics.
"Pink" is a courtroom drama-thriller and is the story of three independent girls, played by Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang, who get into trouble during a late night party, which ultimately drags them to court. The drama unfolds once the girls find themselves trapped in legal issues. Senior Bachchan plays the role of a lawyer Deepak Saigal, who fights for Minal Arora's (Tapsee's) justice. Others who play key roles in the film are Piyush Mishra, Angad Bedi and Dhritiman Chatterjee.
While this is Big B's yet another brilliant performance, the flawless performances by the actresses will leave a lasting impact on the audience. Critics believe that it is necessary for every citizen to watch the film as it highlights gender violence and how women are perceived in the country.
Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and produced by Soojit Sircar, the courtroom arguments in "Pink" that enhance the suspense around the issue, will leave the audience with some nail-biting moments. Critics say that "Pink" has all the elements that would keep the audience hooked to the film.
We bring you some critics' views and verdict on the movie. Check them out in "Pink" review round-up:
Surabhi Redkar of Koimoi said: "Pink is poignant and powerfully provocative. It is a must-watch for everyone with a blurred vision for modern day women. Taapsee Pannu plays the strong Minal Arora with great effortlessness. She emotes perfectly for every scene and it's as if a friend of yours is standing in that court being questioned for her lifestyle. It's honestly great of him (Amitabh Bachchan) to choose this film and I'd really hope his star power forces people to watch it."
Kunal Guha of Mumbai Mirror said: "Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury's Pink effectively transfers the fears and frustrations of its characters on to the audience. The most pertinent point this film underlines is the feudal mindset of the milieu, amplified by the sense of male entitlement that eliminates consent. Apart from narrating a story that tells a lot more than it says, this one also includes deliciously-written and meticulously-casted characters."
Anusha Iyengar of Bollywood Life said: "All in all, this is the Movie of the Year for me. I urge you to watch it with your family and friends. There is not one soul in the movie that has disappointed the audience with their acting skills. Not to forget, the dialogues are to the point and witty. The second half of the movie is more gripping and Big B steals the show in the second half. The last scene in the movie is bound to give you the chills."
Namrata Joshi of The Hindu said: "Pink is a relevant film, in a day and age when there are many such cases in the news, when attempts by women at seeking justice are often equated with vindictive litigation. The first half is like a thriller, taut and tense, with the audience biting its nails out of concern for the girls' safety as Rajveer (Angad Bedi) and his set of cronies are out to make life hell for them."
Shubhra Gupta of Indian Express said: "In its best bits, the film blazes, its call-to-arms radiating outwards and forcing us to acknowledge uncomfortable truths. It has something to say, and says it with courage and conviction. Gather everyone and go; and while you are at it, spread the word."
Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times said: "Pink keeps us gripped from all sides even as a strictly entertainment package. The intricacies of the case unfold like a thriller. You won't miss the usual Bollywood courtroom theatrics either. Still you will get to know a thing or two about the contemporary feminist debates."
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