The Sky Is Pink Movie Review: The Sky Is Beautiful
Priyanka Chopra has marked her comeback with Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink and the much-awaited film lives up to the audiences expectations.
The film revolves around Aisha Chaudhary, who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 14. How her family goes to great lengths to give her a normal life forms the crux of the movie. Though it’s Aisha’s story, her parents, ably played by Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar, are the lead characters of this film.
The film is based on Aisha’s life and therefore the end is revealed right at the beginning. There’s no suspense here and the audiences too are informed well in advance not to keep any hope of Aisha’s survival.
Priyanka is unbelievably good as Aditi aka Moose. Her emotions hit all the right chords and her desperation and vulnerability will give you goosebumps. Aditi Chaudhary is a headstrong and brave woman and PeeCee has played her with great aplomb. Definitely a smashing comeback!
Farhan Akhtar has played Niren Chaudhary and his restrained acting is praiseworthy. Watching him make sacrifices for his family will make you want to go back home and give a big hug to your dad. Zaira Wasim has played Aisha and she is terrific in her role. It’s a shame that she had to quit acting. Rohit Saraf has played her brother Ishaan and he was able to hold his own amidst all the established actors.
It’s a heartwarming film about life and death but it’s not melancholic. It’s an emotional film with a cheery vibe and director Shonali Bose has sprinkled the otherwise serious film with the right amount of humour. Aisha is the narrator of the movie but nowhere does she beg the audiences for their sympathy and even though it’s a from beyond the grave narration, it’s not sad and you feel and enjoy every moment of Aisha’s life.
It’s an informative and well-intentioned film. This film will remind you to enjoy each and every moment of your life and to give importance to your family.The film does have some weaknesses like Shonali has self-indulged a lot in some scenes and some scenes were not required at all but her film will refresh the beautiful memories of the 90s and will take you down memory lane. Why Priyanka had so much make-up on as she lays down on her bed at night post her daughter’s death, in the first scene, is beyond anyone’s comprehension. The film is very long and the second half, especially, can test your patience.[caption id="attachment_717759" align="aligncenter" width="950"] The story is beautiful, dialogues are nice, music is fine, cinematography is good however, the screenplay could have been crisper.[/caption]
All in all it’s a gorgeous film but if you are a fan of masala movies you should give it a miss.