The Sky is Pink Review: Simple story beautifully narrated

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar’s much-awaited movie, The Sky is Pink has finally hit the theatres. In addition to this amazing star cast, the movie is directed by the very talented Shonali Bose. Some films are more than just cinematic expressions. Many come as a lesson in which one has to live according to the circumstances. This is one such film. It encapsulates the true essence of life and death. Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink is based on true life events and also witnesses Priyanka Chopra’s comeback in Bollywood after a span of 3 years.

Aisha Chaudhary (Zaira Wasim) is incurably ill. She was born with a genetic immune deficiency disorder, something that claimed the life of Niren (Farhan Akhtar) and Aditi’s (Priyanka Chopra) firstborn, Tanya. A bone marrow transplant could have saved her, but the lack of a matching donor pushed Aditi and Viren to opt for chemotherapy instead. A late side effect of which was pulmonary fibrosis – a type of condition that causes irreversible scarring of the lungs – that ultimately killed her.

Yet, her parents, Aditi and Niren want to do everything in their way to achieve the impossible – save her. The film opens at a time when Aisha is already dead. She, however, tells us her story, posthumously – and by extension that of Moose (Priyanka), Panda’s (Farhan) and Giraffe (Rohit Saraf) – as she fondly calls them – and how they lost each other and found each other, in their struggle to not lose Aisha. It is a must-watch film where all the actors are playing the main lead but all seem to be in supporting roles, that is the charm of the film. It is a very simple and beautiful film that is wrapped in love, laughter, emotion, pain, and sacrifice.

Director: Shonali Bose
Cast: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim & Rohit Saraf
Rating: 3.5 Stars