After a tepid response on its opening day in Indian theatres, megastar Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Pink, a courtroom drama that shines the spotlight upon issues of stereotype faced by women in the society, is garnering eyeballs galore, courtesy positive reviews about the power-packed performances and its socially relevant premise.
The film has collected Rs 21.51 crore in its opening weekend, according to industry experts. Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and co-produced by Shoojit Sircar, the film, which released on September 16, also features Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Piyush Mishra and Dhritiman Chatterjee in key roles.
The film features Amitabh as a lawyer, who fights a case of sexual assault involving three girls and a boy who belongs to an influential family. Pink has been unanimously lauded by critics, members of the film fraternity and the audience for being creativity and narration at its best. It is supported by overwhelming performances by all actors to convey the complex story and realities of culturally confused society subtly but effectively.
Turning to “Pink” actress Taapsee Pannu, who was sitting by his side, Bachchan said, “You know what experiences she went through while travelling in DTC buses but she did not muster the courage to protest. The film will now teach girls like her to go to police station and lodge protest. This is the victory of ‘Pink’.”
Bachchan, who also described the stabbing of a woman in full public view in New Delhi as “despicable”, said people lacked the courage to come the aid of victims fearing harassment at police stations and courts.