Shoojit Sircar’s Pink to be shown at UN on Special Request
Shoojit Sircar’s critically acclaimed film Pink will be shown at the UN Headquarters in New York. The film focussed on three young women, issues of sexual harassment and justice for it features a young actor named Tapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan.
The film fraternity has been congratulating the producer, Shoojit Sircar, director, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and actors of the movie including Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang on social media.
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) November 26, 2016
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) November 26, 2016
The movie sent a strong message focussing on the modern Indian woman and the need for consent (in relationships and sexual matters) through power-packed performances and a strong story line. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan played a crucial role of a lawyer in the film where he is shown debating on where women should be restricted from going out at night.
The film starts with the group of girls attending a rock concert wherein they stay a little longer after its over and go off to a resort with a group of guys they met there. One of the girls is molested by the son of a famous politician and in defense she smashes the guys head with a glass bottle, injuring him significantly. This case takes up the core of the film, including efforts to shut her up and the girl being questioned why she was out late in the night in the first place. These are subjects of debate across Indian households and hence it struck a chord with many women.