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The Sky Is Pink & The Mood Is Edifying: Trailer Review

The trailer  of  Shonali Bose’s  awaited family drama  The Sky Is Pink  is  so  euphoric it left me  giddy with  joy and made me completely  forget that there  is  a tragedy  and a death at the  core of  the story.

 Not that the trailer  overlooks  the  taint in the ecstasy. Moving fluidly from joy to pensive tension,  Shonali whose last  feature film  was   the outstanding study  of  unorthodox sexuality and physical disability called  Margarita With A  Straw  , first shows  Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar as  couple  giddily in love. There is courtship and mild phone sex  too.

The  two actors share a  genuine camaraderie, so lacking in  marriages where the parents have to deal with an ailing child.Then the child with a congenital disease played by  Zaira Wasim describes her  ailing daughter’s character as  the  villain of the show.

She is  wrong. The  villain is destiny that deals such cruel blows to those who least deserve  to be  unhappy, let alone dead. Interestingly  Zaira’s character calls her parents  ‘Panda’ and ‘Moose’. Everyone here is  a bit  crazy. Crazy about love, about life…The  trailer of  The Sky Is Pink opens  up the skies to let the rain and sunshine in.

 The  miracle is not so much  the upbeat  mood of  the  trailer. It’s the whole idea of  not letting death overrun your zest  for life. What works  the most is  what you least  expect to work.A  family coping with an illness  not allowing despair  to get its foot in edgewise.Now, that’s something  exceptional.

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