“The Sky is Pink’ never expected a red hot response from the public, but it did not even turn to lukewarm. It is a biopic starring Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim.
The movie is the production debut of Priyanka Chopra and is directed by Sonali Bose. It is based on the life of motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary, who was born with an immunodeficiency disorder and was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 13. Aisha, portrayed by Zaira Wasim, died at the age of 18 in 2015. Priyanka and Farhan play the parents of the teenager and the movie shows the love between them through her eyes.
This is the second movie starring the two big actors together, first being Dil Dhadakne Do. The duo fails to create the same charm as before in the current film. Sharing the box office performance of the film, Taran Adarsh tweeted: “The Sky Is Pink is dull… Gathered momentum on Day 2 [Saturday] but fell flat on Day 3 [Sunday], more so towards evening shows… Even its target audience – multiplex crowd – didn’t embrace it wholeheartedly… Friday 2.50 crore, Saturday 4 crore, Sunday 4.20 crore. Total: Rs. 10.70 crore. India business.”
The target audience were the multiplex going crowd but even they could not bring any colour to the box office collection of ‘The Sky is Pink’. We would have expected much more when Priyanka returned after her wedding to Bollywood. Also, a veteran actor like Farhan Akhtar could not bring the film the success it wanted.
Reviewing the film for NDTV, film critique Saibal Chatterjee wrote: “The Sky Is Pink, scripted by Bose with Nilesh Maniyar, errs on the side of sustained cheeriness, enhanced appreciably by the presence of Chopra in the role of a mother who puts her career on hold and works determinedly to take care of Aisha.”
We fully agree with the critique as the film fails to give such superb actors, the stage they require. It could have been a much better film had it been presented well. Due to the newness of the subject, we could have expected that the fans of multiplex cinema, who craves for good story and acting rather than bling would have loved the film. Alas, the gloominess of ‘The Sky is Pink’ made the film to fail miserably.