Verdict: An inspirational film that will leave you in tears.
Making a biographical film is never an easy feat as one has to do justice to the person the film is about. In this case, director Shonali Bose not only did justice to this film based on the life of Aisha Chaudhary but has also created a movie that will inspire and move the viewer. Not surprisingly, this is not the first time Bose has mastered the art of connecting with her viewer on an emotional level. She did it with her previous film Margarita with a Straw as well.
What’s The Sky Is Pink About:
This film is based on the life of motivational speaker and author Aisha Chaudhary and her family. In the film, the story is narrated by Aisha (Zaira Wasim) who has already passed away. Through Zaira’s quirky narration and a non-linear timeline, we get to witness an incredible journey spanning 25 years of her father whom she fondly refers to as Panda (Farhan Akhtar) and mother aka Moose (Priyanka Chopra Jonas). Their love story and the challenges they face as a family forms the crux of the story.
Director Shonali Bose takes on a sensitive topic and executes it brilliantly. By using a non-linear timeline, the film is able to reel in its audience to stay engaged throughout. The Sky Is Pink is an extremely emotional film but Zaira Wasim’s narration lightens the mood at all the right moments, which helps create a balance. Priyanka Chopra embodies her character and leaves you convinced of the eternal love a mother has for her child. Farhan Akhtar demonstrates his character’s transformation from a young boy in love to a dad who has lost his baby girl to the tee. Together, their characters are extremely convincing and their on-screen chemistry makes you smile, laugh, and cry. Zaira delivers a remarkable performance as Aisha and you can’t help but love her character. Even Rohit Suresh Saraf, who plays the role of Aisha’s older brother, gets his chance to shine on screen. Trigger Warning: You may be teary-eyed and emotional as you leave the theatre. Keep some tissues handy.
What Could’ve Been Better:
While this film engages you and leaves you filled with different emotions, it is a tad bit long and could have been shortened in a few places.
Why You Should Watch:
The Sky Is Pink is a film that will inspire you and warm your heart. You will smile, laugh, cry and be thoroughly engaged throughout the film.