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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Movie Review : Pink

Title : Pink
Language : Hindi
Year : 2016
Director : Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Genre : Drama, Crime, Thriller
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Watch trailer on Youtube
Lead Role : Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi, Andrea Tariang

One fine day, you hear the title of a movie. PINK. You are not amused. Then you hear the names of Shoojit Sircar and Anirudha Roy Chowdhury associated to it. You are intrigued. People start giving rave reviews about the trailer. You watch the trailer. You see Amitabh Bachchan as a lawyer grilling Tapsee Pannu in a debate that treads on the fine line between intercourse by mutual consent and rape. Excited, you make a mental mote and adds the movie into your to-watch list.


 The movie releases. As expected, there is no wide release especially down south. Luckily for you, it does release in your hometown. You go on and watch the movie. The protagonists are three independent, working women. (you know the ones with short clothes and who roams freely with guys – what do we call them – “items”, right?) Much of the movie is a courthouse drama. Though the storyline gets preachy at times with discourses about morality at times by Big B, PINK gives out a very strong message, something which is very apt at a time when the primary culprit of a brutal rape case justified himself by saying that the girl “asked for it”, and a political party supremo opined that boys tend to make such mistakes and we need not make such a fuss about it.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

‘So this is what it has come to be.’

‘What do you mean?’

‘Well, I’d thought that we shared something special. I am still not able to accept that you have left me for good.’

‘Do not go down that lane again, mate. Didn’t I tell you that I am not calling this off? I just need a break for a while.’

‘Why can’t you do your thinking with me around? Be honest with me. Am I not good enough for you anymore?’

‘Let us not fool ourselves, Vishnu. You got to admit that things have not been exactly smooth lately. You seemed to be taking me for granted. So I thought perhaps it would do both of us good if we were on our own for a while. Would give us some quality time for an introspection, don’t you think?’

‘I don’t know. I like it when we are together. It has been a month already. My friends have started asking questions.’

‘Tell them not to worry anymore. Call them over to your place. Tell them that nothing has ended.’

‘Wow. Thank You. Let me call them right away.’

‘Go on.’
***

‘Vishnu, you there?’

‘Yeah! Why?’

‘Why haven’t you named our baby?’

‘I have.’

‘What is it?’

‘Writer’s Block. Do you like it?’

‘It is apt. But why haven’t you mentioned it at the top?’

‘Would have given away the plot.’

‘Smart. I love you.’


‘I love you too.’