25 November, 2020


Amitabh Bachchan holds the movie together with his piercing gaze and formidable presence


Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Piyush Mishra.
Dir by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.
Rating: ****

Rape culture has been criticised by many an Ind­ian film in the past—from the classy Ghar to the sordid Zakhmee Aurat—but at a time when basic women’s rights—to wear what they want, choose partners, careers etc—are increasingly under public attack, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s Pink ticks all the right boxes. The most important issue raised is the one of consent or rather, the lack of it—reminiscent of Jonathan Kaplan’s stunning The Accused (1988).

Never mind the inherent patriarchy of a feudal society, even ‘progressives’ are known to judge a woman if she puts herself in a position of ‘high risk’. We are well aware of the arguments: Why was she was out...



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