“NO” is not just a word but a complete sentence in itself ,No means NO , if a girl says to her friend or to an unknown or even if a wife says to a husband!! This dark story leaves you suspicious & cynical with the so called “Friends”,one have to have faith for the first time to convert the “Jaan pehchaan” into friendship & this is when these cold –blooded “not so holy cows” take their seat!
Wearing shorts or skimpy dresses ,a friendly talk or a drink doesn’t define a girl’s character to be called as “Promiscuous” or hanging out with boys doesn’t define they are into some “pesha” ,yes this story claims upon the “Moral rule book for girls ”out rightly as a sarcasm. If our boys are safe with no tinge of feudalism, we the girls will be safe everywhere!
The actual incident gets so brilliantly hidden in the “thanking names” ,you just hear some conversations in the back drop & it’s only in the end (during end credits) that you get to see the actual incident which happened in a resort at Surajkund (so called “Surajkund Kand”) between three young girls & three brats ,one from an influential society. One need to scratch up the heads & hear out the conversations & the dark plot to understand what could have happed that night.. Why did the girls hang with the unknown guys? What was the trigger that drew Meenal to hit Rajveer with the drink bottle which could have taken his life..Its not very soon that the “plot” would have got framed in your mind!
Compromise, but only till your heart allows!! But what if even then the monsters wish to teach you a lesson (for not getting sexually engaged with them & hitting out for self defence) ,what would an independent modern day woman do if she gets kidnapped & falls into the nasty inhuman acts of molestation? Reverse way ,its she who gets jail term ,an un-bailable warrant ; irony even the woman SHO ignoring the factual of the case against a woman & just working around the political power!
The 2nd half narrating trail scenes (court) seems to surely make one uncomfortable of the attacks against the women but alongside I sensed that the courtroom swayed away with the emotions (along with the judge). There could have been more of intellectual evidence reports ,rather than just fake aggression of prosecution to “admit money making business by the girls” ! Nowhere was the case discussed upon the kidnapping & molestation but just the crime was imposed upon by the judge on the boys. Well ,the presence of “AB” was a big impact on the movie ,his fight to help girls get justice even under his own “constant medication condition” ,his wife’s critical illness” ,his dialogues of creating rule book for women (if she laughs ,smiles & behave friendly with gang of boys) really amused us to the most ,but that is actually the characteristic mark on our society ! His terming of SHO as “Superwoman” & proving her report as false & back dated triggered applause. Prosecutions & Rajveer’s arguments of Girls drinking & partying do not belong to “Good family” ,hanging out with boys mean “they are into some business”.. made me yell! But, yes really it is a heart wrenching truth even in 21st century!
Presence of Andrea from north east & her being treated in a biased manner in Delhi did not actually mean anything in the movie context ,as the issue of North east students treatment was altogether a different issue in reality.
Summarising, “This movie stands as a big support to the women to stand out against this vicious circle of feudalism, masculine & political power ,to be determined to raise the voice & get the justice ! It also portrays relations beautifully be it faith of a landlord in the 3 girls even when he is attacked to drag out the girls from his flat; the love & togetherness of room-mates (Falak & Meenal) ; sheer coward of the “elder man” in relation with Falak ,who broke with her in the light of this incidence & above all the “Fight of Renowned Lawyer –Deepak Sehgal ,against the black power & for the respect of “She” power!
Scripting, performance is brilliant by all the actors, narrations by AB are actually laudable, background song “Kaari kaari raina saari…scorches your soul”
Pink , makes you scratch your heart & soul
Pink asks woman not to endure & lead the battle,
Pink asks the society & men to evolve now
It will sadden you ,it will make your soul cry ,it will make you more conscious!
Go watch it to acknowledge the truth of this society!! 4-Star for PINK!