When is the last that a movie made you THINK?
A movie which brutally exposes the STINK
In which we wallow without perhaps even a single BLINK?
Have we realized how much of a KINK
We have bred within ourselves about all females, be they Red or PINK?
And how when it comes a girl who doesn’t feel shy about a DRINK,
And one who dresses to please herself, and perhaps playfully gives a WINK,
We find it so easy to develop a deeply vulgar LINK
And push her to the depths of a morally depraved SINK?
Wake up, O Male; realize that you are at the BRINK
And on the verge of being consigned into something like the CLINK!!
(CLINK refers to England’s oldest and most notorious prison)
Shoojit Sircar’s PINK (Shoojit had previously established his reputation directing the remarkable VICKY DONOR and PIKU) is not an entertainer. Directed by the Bengali ace director, Aniruddha Roy Choudhry, PINK yanks you out from the comfort zone and forces one to look at our flawed stereotyping about “mod girls”. The first half works as a superb thriller, with outstanding performances by the three girls and outstanding background music to match the situation by Shantanu Moitra. The second half, is where it begins to look a little contrived, but the theme is such that it would be easy to overlook these frailties against the background of the understated grimness of the subject. Piyush Mishra’s ranting appears a little overdone, and even the Big B’s performance is not his best. Contrastingly, the affected girls (Tapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea), the female cop, and the wayward boys deliver stellar performances. Was that the reason, why the Big B’s name was not mentioned first when the cast list came up on the screen? Just watch it!
RATING: 4 out of 5
September 19th, 2016