Priyanka Chopra is finally back on the big screen with a bang. Shonali Bose's The Sky Is Pink is about several shades of anguished - for those who're left behind. To lament or not to grieve is the study that the movie depicts on the big screen.
Is there any greater pain than the one brought on by the death of one’s child? It’s the key questions upstretched in this film, which tells the true story of Aditi and Niren Chaudhury (played by Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar), and their daughter Aisha (Zaira Wasim) who died at the age of 18 from the side-effects of her treatment for SCID, a rare genetic disorder that she battled throughout her short life.
The Sky Is Pink is entirely fueled by Priyanka Chopra. It is admirable, though, that Priyanka Chopra chose this as her comeback, while Zaira Wasim chose this as her goodbye.
A lot of the scenes from the movie is honestly moving, but you can’t help feeling like you’re watching a sanitized version of the story. In the movie, we learn how Aditi and Niren put their own lives on hold so they could pursue the best possible options for their daughter who suffered from a terminal sickness. We watch as they spent years living apart so they could focus respectively on caregiving and breadwinning. We watch as her elder brother Ishaan (Rohit Saraf) dealt with being the neglected sibling, and the extraordinary lengths the family went to, so they could give her a happy life – holidays, puppies, even setting her up with a crush.
The Sky is Pink will certainly take you in an emotional drive but the overall movie feels bloated with unnecessary scenes that have little impact on the main story.