The Sky Is Pink: A Commercial Flop That Deserves Better
It is quite heart-wrenching and emotional too see how this extremely loving couple has to stay apart.
The Sky is Pink is a true story based on Aisha (Zaira Wasim) who is immediately after birth, diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a rare genetic disorder which is life-risking. Her parents Aditi (Priyanka Chopra) and Niren (Farhan Akhtar) belong to a middle class family who try to raise funds for her treatment in London, staying determined and hopeful inspite of all the challenges they face. It is quite heart-wrenching and emotional too see how this extremely loving couple has to stay apart, with Aditi in London with Aisha and Hiren in Delhi with their second child to struggle with the treacherous times they were going through. Inspite of the same, they maintain their love, making it their life’s mission to ensure her days are packed with happiness through their care and sacrifice. However, they end up losing Aisha at the age of 18, where Aisha from her grave is seen motivating her parents to move on as the sky can be of any colour that they want it to.
The Sky is Pink was supposed to be the most anticipating and awaited movie of the year 2019 for a number of reasons as under:
- Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra as star castes, marking return of Priyanka to bollywood after 3 years.
- Zaira Wasim’s last bollywood release.
- Directorial of Shonali Bose, best suiting Indian audience as emotional concept.
- Priyanka’s first maiden Hindi production.
However, the box office collection day 4 of the movie witnessed an unimpressive, massive dip by 45-50% vis-à-vis the first day, with hardly any collection outside the metro multiplexes. The reasons being as under:
- Tough competition with the movie War, which took away maximum attention of the spectators.
- Title of the movie not apt for a Hindi film.
- Lengthy script of 2.5 hrs.
- Unfocused screenplay.
- Not much targeted to the youths as an absolute emotionally drenched movie.
- Low chemistry of the lead actors.
- Ending quite mawkish.
- Sense of inevitability with unnecessary melodrama in some scenes.
To conclude, sometimes a little injustice can bring great losses for a film. This is exactly what this movie has faced inspite of touching the emotional chord of the audience very effectively.