Pink, Bollywood’s popular outing dealing with crime against women and gender discrimination has been invited for a special screening at the United Nations head quarters in New York.
The film received critical accolades for dealing with sexual harassment faced by women and their fight against the biased views of a dominantly patriarchal society. It talked about feminism and women empowerment. The film starred India’s acting legend Amitabh Bacchan.
“PINK invited for a special screening of the film at UN head quarters, in New York.. by Assistant Secretary General.. honoured,” Amitabh Bachchan posted on Twitter.
The film, a courtroom drama, has been directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, with actors Taapsee Pannu, Andrea Tariang and Kirti Kulhari in lead roles.
The film was a clear winner at the Indian box office and got a positive response from both the audience and critics and was considered as the most successful film for Amitabh Bachchan in recent times.
The film was timely and addressed many issues that are relevant in today’s world. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of a lawyer defending the girls, who are accused of criminal assualt and attempt to murder. It brings into focus the rights of the female protoganists to live their lives as individuals and not bow down to restrictions imposed by a narrow-minded society of how females should behave and act. It addresses the rights of women to say no and be respected for it.
A relevant film, in a day when there are so many similar cases where even though the woman is the victim of a crime, she is questioned and interrogated as though she is the accused or the perpetrator.