If a stylishly attired girl joins a gang of boys for drinks does it means she is of low morale? If a woman is in live in relationship with a man does it mean she is degraded? Mingling freely with boys doesn’t indicate that she is ready for any sinful act. The 2016 motion picture – Pink highlights the cynical mindset of masculine gender towards female race. Pink is not just a colour representing femininity, it is the symbol of undying spirit of feminine courage. Through movie ‘Pink’, we see the ugly picture of today’s western minded society which only sees female as weak species on whom they can pounce anytime and satisfy their sexual hunger. The backdrop of movie Pink is based in our nation’s capital – Delhi which is unsafe place especially for women. Not to forget the horrifying incident of Nirbhaya in 2012 which has questioned the safety of women in India. Three young working women join a gang of boys for a drink at a private resort. Little do they realize that one of the boys seeks an opportunity to forcibly get intimate with one of the girls. The girl protests against this forced assault and fatally wounds the boy. The three girls escape from the resort.
The next day, all the three girls are wrongly framed as prostitutes by the wounded boy who turns out be a son of a high profile politician. Minal Arora, one of the girls who had fatally wounded the politician’s son is brutally molested and imprisoned in jail for attempt of murder. No lawyer is ready to defend their case until a retired lawyer Deepak Sehgal (played brilliantly by Amitabh Bachchan) takes the case and fights a war of words in the court that questions the modesty and character of three innocent girls. The three girls are brought to tears and emotional outrage by the opposition lawyer and they are even questioned on personal front – caste, relationship and abilities.
The court room scenes in Pink compel to sit up and take notice of today’s westernized youngsters especially boys who have a wrong impression that if a girl can mingle with them, then she can even sex with them. If boy sports a stylish outfit he is a dude, but if a girl wears a short skirt, she is low character. Many a times, a girl in fashionable skirt becomes a topic of hot discussion among the boys who gaze at her lustily. Who is to blame? The girl in short skirt or the boys with lusty mindset. If a girl refuses to forceable advances of a guy, then the ‘no’ is ‘no’. No one even force a call girl for sexual desires if she is not willing. Sadly for today’s sexually charged men, women are just objects of desires. In such instances, a girl should never join boys for a treat or drink. She should never talk freely with men. If a man has flirtatious relationships with several women then he is a stud and if a woman has couple of male colleagues then she is regarded as a care free slut.
The movie ‘Pink’ raises more questions than the issues addressed. Though the three girls win the case in the climax, the emotional trauma that they undergo for being a woman becomes the biggest fault. Be it a school, home or a corporate office, a woman is lustily looked down as sexual object by relatives, neighbors, friends or a boss. Majority of sexual violence happen behind the closed doors of home. The so-called white collared relatives are the notorious culprit who sexually assault on teenage girls. Even the popular talk show host Ophray Winfrey had admitted that she was a victim of molestation. For those who think Pink is just a weak color, then it is time to change the mindset of the sick society and show them that any woman – be a corporate working person, servant, labour or a sweeper has rights to live her life as per terms. She is ‘Mardaani’ – the brave successor of feminine courage. Pink is now the new color of courage.