28 November 2016 Current Affairs: Pink, the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Bollywood film, has been invited by the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations for a special screening at its headquarters in New York, USA.
Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and written by Ritesh Shah, the film- a modern Indian courtroom drama- highlights the issue of gender violence. It is by far being considered as one of the best works by the all-time Bollywood superstar- Amitabh Bachchan and one of the most successful releases of 2016.
The film was very well received by audience and critics alike from all across India for its extremely realistic narrative. It was released on 16 September 2016 under the U/A category with four verbal cuts. It was specially screened for the Rajasthan Police, in order to train them to become more sensitive towards women’s rights and dignity.
It completed a 50-day run in the theatres on 4 November 2016.
The film is about three working professionals- Taapsee Pannu, Andrea Tariang and Kirti Kulhari- who share a flat in a posh South Delhi colony.
Amitabh Bachchan plays a retired lawyer, who is also the neighbour of the three girls.
It shows how the lives of the three women change when they encounter gender violence at the hands of an influential politician’s son and his friends. It also highlights the social stigma attached to women who are modern and less bound by traditional norms.
The girls end up being accused of ‘attempt to murder’ and here enters Amitabh Bachchan as their defence counsel, who goes up against the odds to fight for their innocence.
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