The Sky Is Pink Movie Review, Release Date, Star Cast, Story

The Sky Is Pink Movie Review, Release Date, Star Cast, Story

The Sky Is Pink Movie Release Date:

11th October, 2019

The Sky Is Pink Star Cast:

Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Aditi Chaudhary

Farhan Akhtar as Niren Chaudhary

Zaira Wasim as Aisha Chaudhary

Rohit Saraf as Ishaan Chaudhary

Manas Mittal as Anshu Tandon

Rajshri Deshpande as Anita Tandon

Lushin Dubey as Mrs. Tandon

Sunil Chitkara as Mr. Chaudhary

Nirupama Verma as Mrs. Chaudhary

Puja Sarup as Mohini

The Sky Is Pink Movie Review:

The death of a young child can be one of the most traumatic experiences for any parent. Director Shonali Bose, who had a similar loss in her life, is now back with The Sky Is Pink, based on the life of Ayesha Chaudhary, a motivational speaker who passed away at the age of 19. The film’s team promises that it stands out because it focuses on celebrating the life of the deceased person rather than living through the grief of his or her absence. So has The Sky Is Pink emerge as a touching and uplifting film? Or does it fail to strike a chord with the audience? Let’s analyze.

The Sky Is Pink is the story of a family facing a crisis spanning nearly two decades. Niren Choudhary (Farhan Akhtar) from Chandni Chowk marries Aditi Choudhary (Priyanka Chopra) in 1986, a South Delhi girl and his childhood sweetheart. They have a son Ishaan (Rohit Saraf) after a few years. Aditi also gives birth to a daughter Tanya, but she passes away in 6 months. This is because both Aditi and Niren have a rare defective gene. They try for a child again and on 27 March 1996, Ayesha (Zaira Wasim) is born. Sadly, like Tanya, Ayesha too gets affected due to a rare faulty gene from her parents and develops a condition called severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), an immune deficiency order. They move to London for her treatment and even manage to double the money needed for her treatment. At the age of 6 months, Ayesha gets a bone marrow transplant, but as a side effect of this treatment, she develops a serious lung disease called pulmonary fibrosis. This situation comes to the fore when Ayesha is 13, at a time when Choudhary was hoping that all her problems are history and that she will lead a normal life. In addition, the doctors make it clear that she will not live more than 5 years. What happens next becomes the rest of the film.

Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar’s story is very promising and could have been the most touching film of the year. Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar’s screenplay works in parts only. Some scenes are extraordinary but in some scenes the writing doesn’t have the desired effect. The movie constantly goes into various flashback modes and can be difficult to keep track of. Juhi Chaturvedi and Nilesh Maniyar’s dialogues are fine. Some one-liners work well and are funny. But some dialogues fail, especially the narration of Ayesha written by Nilesh. The humor in the dialogues is overwhelming, especially with the constant chuckles on Aditi and Niren’s sex life.

Shonali Bose’s direction is absolutely fine. She had a big subject in her hand but she failed to do full justice. The film becomes very long at 149 minutes and it should have been shorter. Also, some details are omitted and ideally should have been focused at least briefly. Ayesha was the motivational speaker but this bit is only touched upon for a few seconds. In one scene, Ishaan also says that Aditi’s video has done wonders on the internet. The audience would love to see what Ayesha spoke about as a motivational speaker, considering that she had a great sense of humour. Similarly, Niren is revealed to have a band and this surprises the audience as this part is not even mentioned once until the pre-climax. Shonali tries to lighten the situation so that the film doesn’t get too heavy. Hence, she adds humor and in an important tragic scene, a strange background score is played and it completely fails to impress the decision. On the positive side, she handles some scenes with Ellen. One of the most beautiful aspects of the film is Ayesha’s bond with her brother Ishaan. It will be unanimously loved.

The Sky Is Pink begins in the year 2015. The sad faces of Aditi and Niren indicate that things are not well between them. The story then switches to flashback mode and keeps the audience hooked as Ayesha becomes pregnant and her treatment takes them to London. Here some scenes unfold like Niren suspects that Ishaan is not his son, Aditi reprimands Niren for helping Sonia and a woman named Niren and suddenly meets Aditi in London. However, there is a lot more back-and-forth going on as the film crosses the timeline. Emotional touch is also missing in the first half. Some scenes in the second half are very touching and make an impact. But on the flipside, longer lengths play poorly among other factors. The theme, treatment, content and even the title is such that it will only appeal to a select urban audience.

Priyanka Chopra delivers a stellar performance and carries most of the film on her strong, capable shoulders. She has very tough part to essay but she succeeds easily. Zaira Wasim acts confidently. The story is about him but the parts of his childhood dominate the first half. As a result, she enters very late, although her voiceover runs through from the first scene. She looks confident as a happy-go-lucky man suffering from a terminal illness. Farhan Akhtar has shown restraint and gives his best shot. Sadly, he gets a raw deal as the story focuses more on Priyanka and Zaira. Rohit Saraf is seen dashing and shiny in some important scenes in the second half. Gurpal Singh (RJ Arjun Gill) delivers a heart touching performance. Rajshri Deshpande (Anita Tandon), who made an impact with SACRED GAMES, appeared in the blink of an eye throughout the film. Ishaan Jotshi (Karan; Ayesha’s crush) is good. Sudhavana Deshpande (Dr. Nirvik), Pooja Sarup (Mohini), Sunil Chitkara (Niren’s father) and Nirupama Verma (Niren’s mother) are eligible.

Pritam’s music is average. ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ is the best and it has been shot very well. ‘Nadaaniyaan’ and ‘Zindagi’ are not very memorable. ‘Pink Pink Sky’ is played in the end credits. Mickey McCleary’s background score is a bit dramatic and works only in a few scenes.

The cinematography of Kartik Vijay and Nick Cook is apt. Andaman and Nicobar Islands locations are well occupied. Aradhana Seth’s production design is realistic and eye-catching. Eka Lakhani’s costume is straight from life and not from above. Manas Mittal’s editing could have been tighter.

Overall, The SKY IS PINK’s plot is great, but falters because of the flawed execution and long run. At the box office, it will only appeal to a thin segment of the niche audience in select metros.

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