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IMDB: 5.3/10 Score | Language: Hindi
The sky is Pink (2019)
2h 14min | Romance, Family, Drama | 11 October 2019 (USA)
Director: Shonali Bose
Writers: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar
Stars: Zaira Wasim, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar
Story: The Sky Is Pink is the incredible love story of a couple spanning 25 years, told through the lens of their teenage daughter. Soon after she is born, Aisha is diagnosed with SCID, a rare genetic disorder that is life-threatening. Her parents, Aditi and Niren make it their life’s mission to do whatever it takes to make her survive for as long as possible.
Unexpectedly humorous, warm and heart wrenching all at once as the magic of life and beauty of death manifest in one family’s unusual, courageous journey in this 100% true story.
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REVIEW: It is Based on a true story, ‘The Sky is Pink’ touches an emotional harmony from the word goes. As Aisha’s (Zaira Wasim) lively voiceover takes over from the start of the film, we are drawn into Aditi (Priyanka Chopra) and Niren’s (Farhan Akhtar) life instantly.
IN The sky is Pink movie alife that turns upside down almost right after Aisha’s birth. It is heart-wrenching to watch Aditi and Niren stay determined, hopeful and keep their spirits intact as they go through a grueling time as a middle-class couple trying to raise funds for their child’s treatment in London.
Aditi at one point lives alone in London for months, for Aisha’s treatment while Niren goes back to Delhi to work and be with their other child, Ishaan. The one phone call, where Ishaan tells his mom who is away, that he was scolded in class for coloring the sky pink and Aditi assuring him that the sky can be any color he wants it to, will move you to tears. And there are many such tender moments in the film that lingers on.
However ‘The Sky is Pink’ not your typical tear-jerking ride. The narrative and dialogues in the film do a good balancing act of keeping some tough emotional scenes light-hearted, with a quirky touch. Aditi and Niren’s love story add some genuine fun moments and so does their overall chemistry as a couple, which is ultimately the soul of the film.
And the sensitively dealt with moments add their heft to the emotional ride that the family goes through together. But as different aspects of Aisha, Aditi and Niren’s lives find their way into the narrative, the pace slackens, making it a lengthy watch. In fact, one wishes the screenplay was more focused and some portions are given more breathing time and delved into deeper.
‘The Sky is Pink’ is definitely a stirring watch as your heart goes out to the Chaudhary family and their zest for making every moment count, despite the trying times they go through. This one scores high on the emotional quotient.