The Sky is Pink is directed by national award-winning director Shonali Bose, starring Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Suresh Saraf. The film is produced by Ronnie Screwalla Siddharth Roy Kapoor.
Based on the real-life story of a couple and their journey of 25 years of married life, with their kids – a son and a daughter. It traces the struggle that the family faces in trying to help their daughter in the battle of SCID which is an immunodeficiency disorder.
Aisha, the daughter, is spunky and humorous in narrating the ups and downs, the triumphs and the ordeals of her life, parents and elder brother in a very witty humorous and painful way all rolled into one.
Zaira Wasim as the brilliant child artist in her last film portrays brilliance in her acting to get one last hurrah before she bids farewell to films. Priyanka Chopra after four years of absence in Bollywood comes back with her spectacular acting as a hypersensitive mother of a kid who suffers from a fatal disease. Farhan Akhtar does his part with veteran ease, as he emotes the journey of a father in such dubious times.
Rohit Saraf is also very good as Aisha’s elder brother, and pleasant touch to the overall narrative.
The director Shonali Bose handles this true story and makes it a very involving screenplay and the emotional drama will overwhelm you, along with funny bits that lighten the mood of the story.
However, the film lacks any masala or entertainment that one would find in most commercial cinemas but after all, it’s a true tragic story and I am just nitpicking.
The Sky is Pink is an emotional drama which will involve and capture you and make you laugh and cry, all the while making you feel the joy and pain of the characters deeply.
A brilliant and unmissable movie.