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'The Sky Is Pink' review: A stirring watch that leaves audience with an essential lesson

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Based on a true story, 'The Sky Is Pink' is narrated through the voice of Aisha Chaudhary (Zaira Wasim).
Based on a true story, 'The Sky Is Pink' is narrated through the voice of Aisha Chaudhary (Zaira Wasim). She introduces us to her mother Aditi (Priyanka Chopra) and father Niren (Farhan Akhtar). Aisha also has an older brother Ishaan (Rohit Saraf).

Soon after she is born, Aisha is diagnosed with SCID, a rare genetic disorder that is life threatening. Her parents make it their life’s mission to do whatever they can for her and fights against all odds to face every crisis coming Ayesha’s way, as long as she is alive.

There is a sense of inevitability about the story. But the film manages to strike a balance during some of the toughest emotional scenes, but without the melodrama expected in such storylines. One of the two major factors that works for the film is that it never loses focus from what it intends to do to its audience. And the second is the star cast.

Chopra, as a mother determined to make her child live life to the fullest, is impressive. Oscillating between vulnerable and resilient, she is effective in the way she plays Aditi. Akhtar essays yet another trademark, understated performance. He shows amazing restraint as he imbibes the various phases of his character’s life. Wasim too breathes life into her character.

Where the movie loses out is in the chemistry between the lead actors. At the end, 'The Sky Is Pink' is a stirring watch that leaves you with a valuable lesson: Nothing is more important than family.
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