• I left the cinema, my mouth dry at the end of Pink. This isn’t just an important film, but also excellently made. It’s a giant leap for Hindi cinema, and easily the best film this year.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    Pink, perhaps called thus because the colour is girly, subverts it and turns it on its head. In its best bits, the film blazes, its call-to-arms radiating outwards and forcing us to acknowledge uncomfortable truths. It has something to say, and says it with courage and conviction. Gather everyone and go; and while you are at it, spread the word.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    This is a solid, terse film that makes its points in mainstream fashion with an appropriate lack of subtlety.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    Pink shows what meticulous planning can do to a film. And, of course, Amitabh Bachchan’s enigmatic persona will guide you through the darkness. Not to be missed at all.

  • Deccan Chronicle Team
    Deccan Chronicle Team
    Deccan Chronicle


    Kudos to writer Ritesh Shah for maintaining such sensitivity while writing the screenplay of the film.

    Watching this film should definitely be on your to-do list for the weekend. 

  • Pink works because the grimness of the material doesn’t weigh on the telling. This isn’t a laboured lecture on women’s rights. Pink is a powerful film that needs to be seen.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    Times Of India


    Pink is a powerful statement on the existing feudal mindset of a majority of India, where men and women are judged by a different yardstick. And if the man happens to be from a powerful family, then the fight for justice is even more skewed.

  • “Pink” is largely a triumph – a Bollywood film that talks about a burning topic and finds an entertaining way to do it. If only they had known where to stop the gimmickry and take it down a notch, it would have been a landmark film.

  • Tushar Joshi
    Tushar Joshi
    DNA India


    Pink is a film every woman and every man must watch. It carries an important message. And even if it changes the mindset of one percent of the country’s population, it’s a big win.

  • Pink is poignant and powerfully provocative. It is a must-watch for everyone with a blurred vision for modern day women.

  • Devarsi Ghosh
    Devarsi Ghosh
    India Today


    Pink, like Madaari, also written by Ritesh Shah, is a film that has the trappings of a thriller to keep the audience guessing about the outcome every minute, while simultaneously engaging them in a conversation about contemporary society. Pink is about the patriarchal mindset which looks at independent women capable of making the same choices as independent, enfranchised men, as ‘loose’ or ‘characterless’.

  • PINK is a compelling film which exposes hypocrisies and double standards against women in our society. With powerful performances from the starcast, the film leaves you shocked, stunned and speechless. At the Box Office, it will be patronised by the multiplex audiences and the positive word of mouth will translate into healthy footfalls for the movie. Don’t miss this one as it hammers home a very powerful message.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    Well acted, well intentioned and inspiringly brave, Pink is the film that can shake up feudal mindsets in India. It is a bit theatrical in its approach, but some causes need to be shouted from the rooftops. So that’s what Pink does. It stands tall and it lets out a roar of defiance against gender inequality and women exploitation. More power to girls.

  • Vishal Verma
    Vishal Verma


    PINK is an essential piece of cinema. Having Mr. Bachchan in an act which nobody can afford to miss, the topical courtroom drama questioning the mindset of the society on women and the prevailing double standards demands compulsory viewing. Do yourself a favour, watch PINK.

  • Does this film leave a similar impact? Frankly, I’d say, at the cost sticking the precious neck out — even more. And why’s that? Quite simply, because the terrible incident described in this film could happen to absolutely anyone of us, or our loved ones.

  • Suprateek Chatterjee
    Suprateek Chatterjee


    Pink will likely be dubbed an ‘important’ movie, because it is. Its underlying themes of slut-shaming, consent, and societal double standards are impactful enough, despite the consistent lack of subtlety, and are rarely discussed with such openness in Hindi cinema. However, none of this excuses the fact that the end product is a middling, slapdash drama that goes out of its way to dumb itself down and manipulate the audience.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Pink grabs our collective biases and age-old notions about permissible boundaries for feminine behaviour by the shoulder and shakes them hard. This a film that can change gender equations in our society.

  • Renil Abraham
    Renil Abraham


    The courtroom scenes have remarkable instances of with that have been woven into the dialogues.
    Pink, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and produced by Shoojit Sircar, has three superstars: The script, the girls and of course, Amitabh Bachchan.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    Two hours and sixteen minutes long moral science lessons on molestation of women and the attitude society still nurtures. You learn nothing new, you haven’t seen anything different, you have heard it all before. But having Amitabh Bachchan make an argument for the cause, his whisky and honey baritone commenting on entitlement and patriarchy makes all the difference.

  • Stutee Ghosh
    Stutee Ghosh


    Big B’s buoyant performance, aided by Ritesh Shah’s sharp writing, chews into the malicious chauvinism. Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury never loses his grip through the narrative and the extra layer of intrigue becomes more effective thanks to the taut editing by Bodhaditya Banerjee. Pink is quintessentially baar baar dekho!
    If there is one film you watch this whole year, make sure it is this!

  • IANS
    Zee News


    Overall, ‘Pink’ is an evocative film about women, brimming with messages relevant for society, and keeps you riveted to the screen.

  • BookMyShow Team
    BookMyShow Team


    This movie is what India needs when it is trying to step into the modern world. We need to let go of the archaic rules for women. Watch PINK for the excellent work done by the team in flawlessly portraying a sensitive issue without holding back on the ugly side.

  • Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life


    The courtroom scenes are cut to cut without any unnecessary scenes about interrogations and finding the proofs, or any songs for that matter. There is not one soul in the movie that has disappointed the audience with their acting skills. All in all, this is the Movie of the Year for me. I urge you to watch it with your family and friends.

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s film is low on nuance, high on moral certitude

  • IANS


    Pink sucks us so deep into its characters’ lives that we come away breathess and anxious.

  • Kunal Guha
    Kunal Guha
    Mumbai Mirror


    This film makes one think of the benefits the Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat campaign could derive if a small part of it were assigned to the cleansing of our minds.

  • Namrata Joshi
    Namrata Joshi
    The Hindu


    Pink is a relevant film, in a day and age when there are many such cases in the news, when attempts by women at seeking justice are often equated with vindictive litigation. Despite the fact that so many women don’t even have recourse to justice, they are accused of misusing the law.

  • Pink is no moral lesson on women empowerment, but it hits home when dealing with matters of what constitutes consent among adults.

  • Pink is a powerful film that may well hammer in the message once and for all – a girl’s clothing or mannerisms, or her habits such as drinking are in no way an indicator that she is available! More importantly, when she says NO, it means a definite NO. Do not attempt to touch her without consent, even if she is your wife or girlfriend or even a sex worker. This film should be watched by men for sure.

  • A film like Pink is so imperative that everyone must watch it. We as a nation keep telling our girls, our daughters and our wives to behave a certain way, to dress a certain way, to even talk a certain way so that they are not misread or misunderstood.

  • It is a riveting courtroom drama that makes you want to stop blinking so as to not miss even a moment. We all are familiar with the incidents that could’ve triggered the story but Pink is a film that will be memorable for the impact it creates. Are women equal? Not even close but there is hope for change. Let’s make a beginning.

  • The movie considerably enriches the screen treatment of sexual assault, but the moment for fewer lectures and greater observation is still some years away.

  • Here’s hoping the society takes some cues from here, and something changes, or even starts to change. Hats off for a beautiful attempt.  

  • While technically the film is alright, we could have done with a little more brightness when needed, a less grim look (a failing also seen in Sircar’s “Madras Café”) and too gloomy background score, and a bit of pace. Pannu as Meenal is a revelation — here’s a chameleon who can move from “Chashme Baddoor” to “Baby” to this with effortless and artless ease.

  • Tamanna Naseer
    Tamanna Naseer


    From the first scene, Pink flows effortlessly. However, the two lawyers—Piyush Mishra (prosecution lawyer) and Amitabh—change the rhythm of the film and take it a few notches higher in the post-interval period. Piyush, with another praiseworthy act, protects the bad guys with his strong arguments which find their roots in the patriarchal setup that largely defines the present day societal makeup. Armoured with the best dialogues, Amitabh impeccably plants a tight slap on every nonsensical argument’s face.