The Sky Is Pink movie review: Occasionally, the combined charm of the star cast does lift the film, especially when they are goofing off in their fancy farmhouse-type home, keeping in sync with the family’s rise in fortunes.

The Sky Is Pink movie review: Barring some passages, the film feels both constructed and sentimental.

The Sky Is Pink movie cast: Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim, Rohit Saraf
The Sky Is Pink movie director: Shonali Bose
The Sky Is Pink movie rating: Two stars

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.

The film is based on a real-life story, and the opening credits tell us that director Shonali Bose has pieced the film together from the collective remembrances of the Chaudhary family. Aditi ( Chopra) and Niren ( Akhtar) have already faced a similar tragedy with their first daughter; now, Aisha ( Wasim) takes them by the hand, and is about to lead them down the same thorny path again.

I really liked Bose’s previous film Margarita With A Straw (2014), a bracing, funny, yet deeply affecting look at disability and sexuality. I was hoping for more of the same with The Sky Is Pink, but the new film is a disappointing follow-up: barring some passages, it feels both constructed and sentimental. With the material at hand, you expect a legitimate heart-breaker ( how else can you look at a young life threatening to be cut short?) but this one left me mostly unmoved.

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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019