Colour me PINK



(Not a movie review. Just an afterthought)

Colours have a personality of their own. Black is bold, white is peaceful, and pink is girly. Pink is associated with everything girls are supposed to be – bubbly, frivolous, unimportant and weak. Released this Friday is a film that challenges this very thought.

Pink revolves around three independent, modern women and one incident that brings them to trial. Stuck amid emotional torment, society’s convenient morality and political clout, they persevere to make a simple concept understood- consent in sexual relations. Without delving much into the story, what is notable is that the film does not rely on showing the protagonist as a victim of rape or the worst form of sexual abuse to convey the ghastliness of lack of consent . It also abstains from depicting the three women as innocent, pious `sati savitris’.  These women are bold and independent, they drink and have a good time, their tattoos peep from beneath their clothes, they wear what they like, they aren’t  afraid to fall in love with older men and not wary of losing their virginity when they please.

The movie questions the feudal mindset that we all house in varying degrees. Why is it that  when a woman drinks, she is considered to be morally corrupt, but when a man drinks it is only a health hazard? How is it automatically assumed that a woman who stays out at night, is friendly or wears short clothes is of loose character? Why do men think they have a right to exploit such women even when she categorically refuses?

Probably the questions themselves are answers.

About Mahima Chaudhary