Filmmaker Shonali Bose is back with a tale of love in The Sky Is Pink after brilliantly giving away Margarita with a Straw in 2015.
Based on true love story of a couple Niren and Aditi Chaudhary (Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra), their love story and how they deal with the treatment and subsequent death of their 19-year-old daughter Aisha (Zaira Wasim), who is suffering from Pulmonary fibrosis, while taking care of their son Ishaan (Rohit Saraf).
The film is going to be an emotional ride when the subject is dealt with utmost sincerity. The film will make you laugh as well as cry at the same moment. The quirky narration by Zaira Wasim and the light-hearted moment intrinsically woven by Shonali often leaves a wide smile on one’s face maintaining a balance between the two emotions and doesn’t let the film be preachy or heavy at any point.
Narrated by Nilesh Maniyar, Juhi Chaturvedi and Shonali Bose is another strong asset of the film.
With excellent screenplay, quirky and somber backdrop with beautiful cinematography will leave you think awful. Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar are in lead roles who simply nails it with effortless acting skills. Watching the film makes one realize how we have been missing a powerhouse performer for over three years, as far as Hindi films are concerned.
This would be Farhan Akhtar’s best performance who has lost his 19-year-old daughter.
Rohit Saraf, who has earlier appeared in films like Hichki and Dear Zindagi, has done well as the elder brother. His scene with Zaira at London tube and with Farhan towards the end will surely choke you up. He is of the first-rate.
The four of them together looked and felt like a close-knit family, you can’t help but care for them which is Shonali Bose’s biggest win.
On the downside, there are a couple of scenes that felt repetitive. Also, the run-time could’ve been a bit shorter, just a bit.
Overall, Shonali Bose’s The Sky is Pink is a beautiful tale of love and life. Do watch it and don’t forget to carry tissues, they’ll come in handy.