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3 Sep

How Amitabh Bachchan is pushing the envelope

There is no other actor like Amitabh Bachchan in Bollywood at the moment. Literally, there is no one. All the other ‘heroes’ of his generation have left the big screen, actors like Vinod Kumar and Dharmendra either make small appearances or have completely disappeared. But Big B is the only actor of his age who continues to give stellar performances and has the ability to carry the whole film on his shoulders. His last movies Piku and Te3n are also examples of his star power.

With Pink he continues to prove the same. The haunting trailer has gotten everyone’s attention because of the riveting performances, the interesting plot and the music – one of the songs, ‘Kari Kari’, has been done by our very own Quratulain Baloch and has garnered applause from both sides of the border. But the reason why this is Bachchan’s film is because he plays his character with so much conviction that as usual we are convinced that the character that we are looking at is actually real. Every time he enters the frame, Big B adds the element of fear and suspense.

The subject matter is also relevant to our times, specially in India, with rape cases becoming more and more frequent, and Pink has managed to talk about an important topic without making it look boring. We can’t wait to see how this film turns out!

 

Manal Khan

The author is Deputy Editor at Something Haute who has studied film and journalism from SZABIST. Will be found at the gym if not in the office.