As the Pink trailer landed on Tuesday starring Amitabh Bachchan and Tapsee Pannu, it asked some questions that sexual assault victims have to deal with. Invasive, demeaning but a part of the legal process, the Shoojit Sircar film Pink seems to be asking the toll it takes on the survivor.
“Are you a virgin?”
“How long have you been soliciting?”
“What clear indication did you give that you are not interested in sex?”
Pink’s trailer reflects on the dubious morals of today’s times and it has definitely left us intrigued with its powerful storyline and Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury directorial seems very exciting.
The two-and-half-minute trailer is loaded with suspense and is fast-paced and intense. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of a senior lawyer. Big B as always has a very powerful presence on screen which keeps us glued to our seats. Going incognito, he tries to invesgate the matter which seems quite complicated. Baby actress Taapsee Paanu also shows us a glimpse of her acting prowess throughout the trailer and makes her presence felt.
The trailer starts with Big B donning a lawyer’s robes, asking Taapsee these invasive questions. She, along with two friends, is being tried in the court for an attempt to murder case and defaming some men. The fact that the men may have sexually assaulted them is comfortably brushed aside. Taapsee along with her two friends, played by Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Taring, seem to be trapped in the vicious circle of crime and constantly being threatened by their assailants. They find themselves in a terrible mess as police starts questioning them about the intimate details of the crime. It gets even worse when they are cross-questioned about the same in the court room by the defending lawyer. (Amitabh Bachchan at Pink trailer launch: I want India to be free of rapes)
The makers of Piku, Madras Cafe and Vicky Donor have nailed this one and have managed to leave an impact and an element of suspense of what will happen next. Will the justice be served? While the verdict will be out on September 16, the film might get a positive word of mouth from the audience after watching this gripping trailer and has the potential of becoming the next hit of the year.