Pink starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu is releasing on September 16 but a few Bollywood stars got to it a few days before the rest of us. Stars like Kangana Ranaut, Preity Zinta, Dia Mirza, Yami Gautam and Kriti Sanon, among others, watched the film and going by their reactions, we are sure an interesting Friday awaits us.
The film is about three girls — Taapsee Pannu, Andrea Tariang and Kirti Kulhari — and how their lives change after coming face-to-face with gender violence. Pink is a courtroom drama where the three and their lawyer (Amitabh Bachchan) are forced to face up to how Indian percieves its women.
An overwhelmed Kangana Ranaut actually left the screening before meeting the cast and sent a Whatsapp message to Pink actress Andrea Tariang. She wrote, “I wish I wasn’t so emotionally fragile and could say this in person but I loved your work – so honest and so natural. Congratulations and I feel this will be a big success, so be ready for it.”
Baahubali star Rana Daggubati called the film “important for India.” He wrote on Twitter, “Just saw an outstanding and by far the most important film for this country!!
#Pink.” Trade analyst Taran Adarsh agreed with him as he wrote, “Watched #Pink… Shocked. Stunned. Speechless… An OUTSTANDING movie in every respect… Taut writing and exemplary direction…”
Preity Zinta has already given Pink a five-star rating and wrote this on Twitter, “Preity Zinta Wow Just saw PINK ! The most RELEVANT film of this year. 5 Stars to all in this film & 500 Stars to @SrBachchan.” These kind of superlative reactions are being shared by everyone who watched the film.
Yami Gautam called it a must watch and added, “#PINK .. Thank u @ShoojitSircar @SrBachchan #speechless.” Kriti Sanon also said it can’t be missed, “So glad that films like #Pink r being made! Amazing performances, relevant content & so well paced. @ShoojitSircar @SrBachchan @taapsee 👏🏻👌🏻… Absolutely loved #Pink Real & super relevant!Questions the shameless mindset of our patriarchal society & hits the perfect note!a MUST WATCH.”
Sultan actor Amit Sadh was left in tears after watching the film. “Each & every character is a necessity in the film. I have not cried so much in so long. #pink is everything a cinema lover like me wants.” Sunil Grover aka Gutthi was overwhelmed by Amitabh Bachchan’s passionate performance, “Charan Vandana @SrBachchan for the passionate performance in #Pink. Well done @taapsee @Imangadbedi and the entire cast. A Beautiful film 🌺.”
Pink raises the double standards prevalent in our society and gender violence. “#Pink is the need of the hour. We needed this film to mirror the patriarchal double standard which engulfs our society. Come Fri, 16th Sept✌,” Ayushmann Khurrana tweeted.
Sophie Choudry also called Pink the need of the hour. “Just saw @TheFilmPink ..One of the most important films to ever be made in Hindi cinema. Respect to the entire team🙏🏼 #NoMeansNo #Pink,” she tweeted.
Neha Dhupia also shared the sentiment. “Very rarely do u come across a film that touches every nerve,hurts ur gut n leaves u speechless. #pink u are magical.Congrats @ShoojitSircar,” she wrote.
Dia Mirza went a step ahead and tweeted a video with the Pink team but Amitabh Bachchan is missing from the frame. Watch it here…
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) September 11, 2016
She wrote with the tweet, “Celebrating the fantastic team of #Pink! A socially relevant, entertaining and necessary film of our time.#MustWatch.”