One of the most definitive moments in Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s ‘Pink’ arrives when Minal Arora (Taapsee Pannu) hastily throws the pullover hood over her head, when she over hears a couple of boys whispering to each other and wondering slightly aloud, if she weren’t the ‘Surajkund girl’.
Still smarting from the bruise of a scandal, her first instinct is to scurry for cover; an action almost immediately averted by her fellow jogger and lawyer Deepak Sehgal (Amitabh Bachchan) who pulls the hood back down again.
‘Pink’ is not your customary girl power movie, in that its three protagonists, Minal, Falak Ali (Kirti Kulhari) and Andrea Tariang (Andrea Tariang), are as vulnerable as three young women cornered by a hostile society possibly could be. But this does not in any way restrain their impulse not to give up and to fight it out till the last breath.
Excellent performances from the lead cast (Tapsee Pannu, take a bow), and some wonderful support offered by actors as Angad Bedi, Mamta Malik and Dhritimaan Chatterjee, makes ‘Pink’ a one of a kind film. Sensitively scripted and directed, ‘Pink’ is a film that asserts that a ‘No’ means a ‘No’, and simply nothing else.