Lessons You Must Learn From 'Pink' On Hotstar

November 27 2022

Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and produced by Shoojit Sircar, it revolves around the lives of modern-day independent, working Indian women. Although trigger warnings are obligatory, it is a powerful film that needs to be seen by all.

This gripping courtroom drama highlights our society's patriarchal bigotry and double standards. For starters, a woman's character is NOT defined by where she's headed when the clock strikes nine, the time she sets foot inside her home, her past, clothes etc.

Just because she's entitled to make the same choices as an independent man, you cannot address her as 'loose,' characterless or with any other derogatory term.

And with the pretext of getting laid, don't offer her a drink or pay for dinner because agar ladkiyan ladkon ke saath dinner ya drinks pe jaati hai to ye unki apni choice hoti hai, available hone ka sign board nahi banke jaati.

As Big B says: "Na sirf ek shabd nahin, apne aap mein pura vakya hai... boys must realize 'no' ka matlab no hota hai usse bolne wali ladki koi parichit ho, friend ho, girlfriend ho, koi sex worker ho ya aapki apni biwi hi kyu na ho. No means no and when someone says so, you stop!"

Lastly, I'd like to end by quoting Mr Sehgal, a retired lawyer, again. He said, "….we should save our boys, not our girls, because if we save our boys, then our girls will be safe", and when this happens, that's when I can truly say ", Zindagi Gulzar hai."