"The sky is pink coz your sky can be of any color you'd like it to be" - a quote from the movie which deeply resonates.
A heartwarming biography and perhaps that's why it's not commercially successful. Yet it touches deepest chords for hearts that are inspired by love and togetherness despite all odds. A beautifully stitched up story based on true events does leave the emotional ones teary eyed. Kudos to Shonali Bose for bringing the best out of the star cast. A mother who lost his own son at a very young age could only depict another who lost two daughters, with the right thought and feel. The flawless direction plays out in the most natural undertone without still losing the intense theme. Priyanka aka Moose doesn't need acknowledgement for her acting skills but this one surely stands out for the out of the world mother portrayal (after my favourite Kashi bai character of Bajirao Mastani fame).
Farhaan aka Panda does absolute justice to the middle class and then the affluent fatherdom, needless to say he defies age. Looked 20 plus and 40 plus through the script. The star kid - Aisha aka Zaira Wasim makes a good impact and brings the story alive. Ishan aka giraffe played by Rohit Saraf has been done well.
So many takeaways if one wishes to look beyond the end and live one day at a time so that the memories when you look back are nothing but beautiful.
And come to think of it...Why do we only chase pink health and not general well being. A happy loving family life is at the bottom of everything you'd ever imagine as rock solid.
For the ones who are still not sure of whether to watch or not, I would suggest you do coz despite the heavy theme, there is light- hearted humour to tickle the funny bones.
The music is a big plus with dil hi to hai topping the charts currently.
Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani brought eight leading actors together for a 100-second video on Mahatma Gandhi, which was launched by the PM at his official residence and it was day one of its launch at cinemas so I got to witness it before the National Anthem ..totally awesome!
A Monday well spent!