Release Date: 11th October, 2019
Cast: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim, Rohit Saraf
Writer/Director: Shonali Bose
Producer/s: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Ronnie Screwvala
The Sky Is Pink Movie Review Rating: 3.5/5 Stars (Three and half stars)
Star Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Zaira Wasim, Rohit Saraf
Director: Shonali Bose
What’s Good: The fact that how well it delivers bad news! Flawless Farhan, Phenomenal Priyanka & Zesty Zaira
What’s Bad: It relies totally on the emotions and that fires back at places
Loo Break: Even if there’s an urge in the first half, hold it in the second!
Watch or Not?: This truly falls in the bracket of, ‘if you like dramas, you’ll enjoy it’. This has its own pace, this has its own space, walk with it or you’ll get lost
The story pans through 30 years of a couple’s lifetime. Aisha aka Moose (Priyanka Chopra) and Niren aka Panda are school-time lovers who get married but with not all the luck by their side. They give birth to Tanya who passes away at the age of 1 due to illness, and then they welcome Ishaan (elder role played by Rohit Saraf).
Due to a rare genetic disorder in both the parents, their third child Aisha (elder role played by Zaira Wasim) faces a lot of difficulties in surviving since she’s born. Aisha narrates the story of her passing away and all the efforts taken by Panda and Moose to keep the family together. Throughout the journey, we see various obstacles faced by the parents in order to protect their children.
The Sky Is Pink Movie Review: Script Analysis
This is a complex film to write but Shonali Bose, along with the master-writer Juhi Chaturvedi and Nilesh Maniyar, pens this with keeping the sentiments as the core of the story. What’s make it even more special is it’s a sad story told in the form of a light-hearted tale. Kartik Vijay and Nick Cooke capture the authenticity of Delhi to the elegance of London through their camera. The writing of ‘let’s make a joke on death’ actually works really well in some scenes.
The only problem the film had was to become unidirectional at a point in time. During the first half, the emotions just couldn’t hold you enough to keep the interest piqued. The second half sways brilliantly and that’s where the commentary strengthens. Only if the writers would’ve penned the humour portions with more meat, this movie had the like potential to become a classic. Also, because of the non-linear storylines, some of the emotions are misplaced. We see the family mourning without any proper buildup around the cause. Scenes such as these minimises the overall impact.
The Sky Is Pink Movie Review: Star Performance
Farhan Akhtar delivers an astounding performance. Because the story is spread through 30 years, both the leads go through various transformations. Farhan slips in every single aspect of his character with so much of ease. Be it adapting the traits of the age of his character or being comfortable with the looks of it, he masters them all.
Priyanka Chopra gets the more emotionally-connect character and she justifies it on every level. Just, the make-up in her character’s older days could’ve been better but she levels with her confident presence. She goes all-out in emotional scenes and makes you feel the pain of her character.
Zaira Wasim is so unbelievably natural! Since her debut in Dangal, through Secret Superstar, the best thing about her has been the ability to act without acting. Her command over expressions is something very few can master & it’s even more remarkable at this age. Rohit Saraf is decent in his role. He shares a couple of very impactful scenes, performing them very subtly without going too loud.
The Sky Is Pink Box Office Review: Star Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim, Rohit Saraf
Director: Shonali Bose
Producer: RSVP Movies, Roy Kapur Films, Purple Pebble Pictures
The Sky Is Pink Box Office Review: Expectations
The Sky Is Pink is based on the real-life story of Aisha Chaudhary, a motivational speaker who died due to terminal illness and her parents. The story has a great scope of emotions and the trailers promised those emotions in abundance.
However, it looks like carrying an appeal for only a section of the audience and that too in the big cities. Also, there’s competition from War and Joker which will cut a huge share of The Sky Is Pink at the Box Office. And if that’s not enough, it’s a Pre Diwali period which is not considered too good for Indian Box Office.
However, Priyanka Chopra’s presence is a positive sign here. The last Bollywood film in which Priyanka worked as an actor was Jai Gangaajal (2016). And Bajirao Mastani was her last Blockbuster in Bollywood which released back in 2015. The Desi Girl of Bollywood later came on board for Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat opposite Salman Khan but things didn’t work out and she left the film. Now as she returns with The Sky Is Pink, there’s excitement among her fans to finally watch her on the big screen in a Bollywood film. Farhan Akhtar along with Zaira Wasim also carry some kind of credibility as far as their choice of scripts count so that may also help the film a bit.
The Sky Is Pink Box Office Review: Impact
The story of the film is an emotional roller-coaster that makes you cry and smile both. One second you are wiping your teary eyes and the next second you have that shine in the eye as well. It tells you that human beings can be brave and beautiful too! It shows you a ray of hope in the darkness and that’s the beauty of the film. That’s the thing that will touch the heartstrings of the audience and will translate into good word of mouth.
Other factors that make The Sky Is Pink a deserving film at the Box Office are the direction and performances.
Shonali Bose has really made this film all her heart and the sensitivity with which she has treated every scene in the film is proof of it. Priyanka Chopra comes back for a Bollywood film after so long and she makes us fall in love with her even more. She is cute, endearing, beautiful and such an effortless actor. Farhan Akhtar gives another beautiful performance. He is so natural and so believable. Zaira Wasim lives the character of Aisha Chaudhary. She’ll make you smile and cry both with her honest portrayal. Rohit Saraf is a revelation. He is lovely as Aisha’s brother and touches your soul in emotional scenes. Watch him out the scene in which he discusses death with Aisha over a phone call.
The screenplay lags a bit and some of the scenes look out of place but overall it’s one movie that will get thumbs up from its target audience.
The Sky Is Pink Box Office Review: Prospects
The film will take a slow start but will put up decent lifetime numbers with the help of good word of mouth. The Sky Is Pink is expected to do a total business in a 40-50 crores range.