Starring Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf, The Sky Is Pink releases today. Directed by Shonali Bose, the film recounts the real-life journey of Aisha Chaudhary who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 13 and how she and her family dealt with the disease.
The film marks Priyanka’s return to Hindi movies after a gap of three years. She was last seen in Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal. Though she was set to appear in Salman Khan’s Bharat, the actor bowed out of the project as she was getting married around the same time as the film’s shooting.
The Indian Express’ Shubhra Gupta gave the The Sky Is Pink 2 stars in her review and wrote, “To witness a beloved child struggling with a debilitating disease is the most devastating thing in the world. The Sky Is Pink is about one such couple who stand guard, with extraordinary courage and resilience, over their daughter, as she hovers between life and death.”
She further wrote, “To confront the fact of a truncated life changes both, the person counting down as well as the family keeping vigil, in fundamental, moving ways. The sky can indeed be any colour you want, there’s lovely whimsy in the title. It needed to have seeped into the film.”
Shonali Bose, who earlier helmed Margarita with a Straw, and her team got a standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival after the film’s premiere.
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'A story that must be told'
Director Siddharth P Malhotra shared on Twitter, #TheSkyIsPink a story that must be told with a nuanced/nailed to the T performance by @priyankachopra loved ur work. All my love to team ! @FarOutAkhtar my boy from hichki who has made me proud @RohitSaraf10 @RonnieScrewvala @roykapurfilms @RSVPMovies @PurplePebblePic"
"#TheSkyIsPink leaves us with feeling that is hard to shake: that the most difficult part about life is not sad or pitiful, it is wondrous and joyous – even when all the evidence points to the contrary.Happiness is, after all, inevitable – we can run but we can’t hide.Must Watch," writes @madhusudan41 on Twitter.
'Shot with so much empathy'
"It’s interval time, & all I can say is, this movie is deep & intense! Shot with so much empathy, love & understanding toward such a sensitive subject. Take a bow Shonali Bose, @priyankachopra @FarOutAkhtar #PriyankaChopra. #TheSkyIsPink #TheSkyIsPinkReview," shares @neaadesai on Twitter.
Rohit Saraf talks about The Sky is Pink
Priyanka Chopra took the spicy wings challenge on Jimmy Fallon's show
Zaira Wasim's performance as Aisha is getting praises
"@ZairaWasimmm breathes life into every moment she is on screen, with her vibrant energy 💥👍 adding the much-needed poignant touch to her character.💯 #TheSkyIsPink,"writes Twitter user @sunny_9333.
The Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film 2 stars and wrote, "I really liked Bose’s previous film Margarita With A Straw (2014), a bracing, funny, yet deeply affecting look at disability and sexuality. I was hoping for more of the same with The Sky Is Pink, but the new film is a disappointing follow-up: barring some passages, it feels both constructed and sentimental. With the material at hand, you expect a legitimate heart-breaker ( how else can you look at a young life-threatening to be cut short?) but this one left me mostly unmoved."
Before you watch The Sky is Pink, know all about Aisha Chaudhary
Aisha Chaudhary passed away in January 2015. But before she breathed her last, she inspired millions of people through her book My Little Epiphanies and her various talks. Zaira Wasim plays Aisha in The Sky is Pink.
Dia Mirza remembers Aisha Chaudhary
As #TheSkyIsPink hits theatres today, my thoughts are with the wisest 17 year I have ever met... I miss you Aisha 💗 https://t.co/g7rFPTdnSK— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) October 11, 2019
All my love to team The Sky Is Pink ! @priyankachopra @FarOutAkhtar @RonnieScrewvala @roykapurfilms @RSVPMovies @PurplePebblePic
'Deeply moved and engaged'
"#TheSkyIsPink is a special special film coz it shows us the path and evokes introspection. Deeply moved and engaged by this gem by my cinema ma #ShonaliBose and incredible parts brought to life by @priyankachopra @FarOutAkhtar @ZairaWasimmm. Hats off💗," shared actor Vijay Varma on Twitter.
'The Sky is Pink is a sweet little film'
"#TheSkyIsPink is such a sweet little film with Such wonderful persformances, matlab, rula diya yaar! Congratulations," actor Sunny Kaushal shared on Twitter.
'Aisha's story deserves every bit of love'
Producer Sahil Sangha shared on Twitter, "All the best to the wonderful team of #TheSkyIsPink Aisha’s story deserves every bit of the love that you have poured into it! Shine!!!#shonalibose @priyankachopra @FarOutAkhtar #ZairaWasim @roykapurfilms @rsvp #Niren #Aditi #Ishaan #AllHeart ❤️"
Swara Bhasker praises the performances in the film
Swara Bhasker shared on Twitter, "#TheSkyIsPink is all 💕💕💕💜💜💜 and stellar performances @priyankachopra @FarOutAkhtar @ZairaWasimmm #RohitSaraf Congratulations #ShonaliBose @roykapurfilms @RSVPMovies @PurplePebblePic"
Priyanka Chopra promotes The Sky is Pink on Jimmy Fallon's show
'Priyanka and Farhan are fantastic'
Arjun Kanungo shared on Twitter, "#TheSkyIsPink was so so emotional ! Not gonna lie, I sobbed. Loved it. @priyankachopra and @FarOutAkhtar are fantastic and the writing is so effective. Felt every minute of it. Go check it out in the theatre ya’ll!"
'What an amazing film'
Director Tarun Mansukhani shared, "What an amazing film #theskyispink is!!! @FarOutAkhtar the way you portrayed a father dealing with the loss of a child. That last speech!!!"
Shefali Shah on The Sky is Pink
Shefali Shah shared on Twitter, "Just saw The Sky is Pink. There’s so much to say and yet I can’t find the words. Somethings are better felt than said. It drained me and yet filled me at the same time. INDEED #TheSkyIsPink"
'A celebration of life'
Sonali Bendre shared on Twitter, "Love, loss, parenting and above all, a celebration of life... what a heartwarming story! Can’t wait to watch the film... Congratulations @priyankachopra, @FarOutAkhtar, #ShonaliBose, and the entire cast and crew of #TheSkyIsPink!"