The Sky Is Pink Reviews (Top Critics)

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By Anupama Chopra

In the iconic 1975 film Sholay, the only son of an elderly, blind man is murdered by the dacoit Gabbar Singh. After absorbing the shock, weeping softly and listening to the villagers debate on what is to be done, Imaam Saab says: Jaante ho duniya ka sabse bada bojh kya hota hai? Baap ke kandhon par bete ka janaza. Isse bhari bojh koi nahi hai. The last 40 minutes or so of The Sky is Pink capture this crushing weight of death.

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FilmFare
By Devesh Sharma (4/5)

Aisha Chaudhary was a motivational speaker and author who suffered from a rare genetic disorder that finally took her life when she was just 18. The present film is a fictionalized account of her parents' struggle for keeping her alive and also her own bout with her incurable condition.

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BollywoodHungama.com
By Bollywood Hungama (2.5/5)

THE SKY IS PINK is the story of a family facing a crisis over a period of nearly two decades. Niren Chaudhary (Farhan Akhtar) from Chandni Chowk marries Aditi Chaudhary (Priyanka Chopra), a South Delhi girl and also his childhood love, in 1986. They have a son, Ishaan (Rohit Saraf) after a few years. Aditi also gives birth to a daughter, Tanya, but she passes away in 6 months.

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The Hindu
By Kennith Rosario

The opening shot of The Sky Is Pink is an empty swimming pool in a posh Chhatarpur (Delhi) bungalow in the dead of night, accompanied by a melancholic and melodic humming of a child. Indoors, we see the mother, Aditi Chaudhary (Priyanka Chopra), slide out of her bed, walk into her daughter Aisha's (Zaira Wasim) room to find an abandoned bed, covered with drapes and fairy lights.

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News18.com
By Priyanka Sinha Jha (3.5/5)

After watching Shonali Bose's film The Sky is Pink, a gentle lingering sadness settled over me. It was difficult to shake it off. To get Aisha (Zaira Wasim) out of my head. Or for that matter, it was hard not think about Moose/Aditi (Priyanka Chopra Jonas), Panda/Niren (Farhan Akhtar) and Giraffe/Ishaan (Rohit Saraf)-names that sound straight out of My Family & Other Animals!

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Rediff.com
By Sukanya Verma (3.5/5)

The hardest thing is to walk back into an empty room once inhabited by life. Pain is not to be discriminated against, but it must be harder if you are a parent and that forlorn space happens to be left behind by your teenage daughter. The Sky is Pink confronts this harsh truth but refuses to confine those hit by it in a vacuum of loss.

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By Nandini Ramnath (2.5/5)

Yes, the sky can be pink too, and it is, at times, when the retreating sun is in a good mood. But could the sky in Shonali Bose's latest movie have been a bit more blue? The Sky is Pink is inspired by the real-life Chaudhary family: parents Aditi and Niren and children Ishan and Aisha. Aisha had an immune-deficiency disorder and died at the age of 18 from complications that resulted from her treatment.

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Glamsham.com
By Vishal Verma (4/5)

Love, life death and immortality. Shonali Bose's understanding of pain, grief, love, family, bonding, the agony of loss and the rainbow of hope is precise, direct and emotionally immersive knockout that can make even a stone hearted teary eyed. With Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar's impeccable performance, THE SKY IS PINK is a pious, soul-stirring metaphor that underlines deep undying love and responsibility.

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Ndtv.com
By Saibal Chatterjee (3.5/5)

A terminally ill 14-year-old girl, fleshed out with charm and conviction by Zaira Wasim, is at the heart of Shonali Bose's The Sky Is Pink. But when the film opens, the character is already dead. Zaira isn't, therefore, the principal star of the show. Priyanka Chopra, making a comeback to Bollywood in the role of the girl's stressed but always-in-control mom, is.

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The Indian Express
By Shubhra Gupta (2/5)

To witness a beloved child struggling with a debilitating disease is the most devastating thing in the world. The Sky Is Pink is about one such couple who stand guard, with extraordinary courage and resilience, over their daughter, as she hovers between life and death.

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Intoday.in
By Nairita Mukherjee (3.5/5)

A mother is lying awake in bed in the middle of the night. She gets off the bed and drags herself to her daughter's room - bed unmade, their pet dog Rolo sprawled on it. She crawls in, hugs Rolo and lies down in a ball. As the camera pans out of the room, we see the father leaning against the door, gazing inward, as if unable to step in. The memories are too strong, too overwhelming, and he cannot lose himself in it. Not again.

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