The movie is more than just being a courtroom drama. We have all heard of many stories where women are victimized and are accused of false claims. All of these stories are most of the time based on the judgments made by the society of single women who are trying to live their life freely without inhibitions.
Movie : PINK
Starring : Amitabh Bachchan, Tapsee Pannu, Piyush Mishra, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Vijay Verma, Raashul Tandon, Tushar Pandey
Directed by : Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Produced by : Rashmi Sharma, Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar
The movie is a story of three working single women who are living in Delhi. One night they go out to have fun and meet three boys. After a strange incident, they are caught up in trouble. Then the story revolves around the accusations that these women have to face in the courtroom. The courtroom scenes include powerful acting skills of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan as well.
Amitabh Bachchan is not the only good thing
The movie has strong actors who show their excellent skills in some of the most fantastic scenes of the movie. Tapsee sets a new level in the initial courtroom scenes and Kirti in final scenes of the movie creates an entirely new level in acting. Even though there are many strong actors in the movie, not forgetting obviously the LEGEND Amitabh Bachchan and Piyush Mishra, none of them could overshadow the roles of these fantastic actors in the movie.
Tainted image of single working women
The movie does not beat around the bush; it is quite straightforward in expressing the modern image of women in the metropolitan cities of India. A woman wearing short skirts, going out with friends at night, going at her friend’s flat, having drinks with boys or being friendly with boys at parties, is considered to be characterless. It resembles all the incidents that convey the notion of women giving consent to rape if they are out partying in short dresses.
The movie gives a clear message that if a girl says “no” it means no. It does not hold any implicit meaning of meet me later or call me or stalk me. It simply means go away, I am not interested, don’t bother me.
Powerful scenes questioning the society
The Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan himself when in the movie asks the question “Are you a virgin?” it is not in a smirky way but expresses the freedom of women to own her sexuality. Other scenes where one of the girls is seen smoking or the scene where she is seen scolding the guy on phone pestering her, they reflect the tremendous strength of the movie. The movie displays the amazing picture of the modern day image of single working women who is judged by the society in all the wrong ways.
The aggression that paints a new image
In the movie, the women are not submissive, they keep the courage to boldly walk out of their houses, have fun, enjoy their lives and deal alone with any messy situation. The weird gazes of the people of the society have made these women well-equipped to deal with any rough situation they come across. They are labeled as a slut, whore, cheap if they are bold and outright.
The movie forces you to see beyond the tainted image of women in the modern age. It challenges to think of women’s image in the society differently.