“The Sky is Pink”: the first time I cried watching a movie


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“The Sky is Pink” tells the story of Aisha Chaudhary and was released in Oct. 2019. It brought in $2 million in its first week.

Ridhima Kodali, Copy Editor

Death is something we all eventually have to go through. Even though we may never admit it, it’s something we are scared of at any age. “The Sky is Pink” is a clear representation of how we should celebrate the lives of our loved ones, even after they’ve passed away.
“The Sky is Pink” is a biographical film based on Aisha Chaudhary, an Indian motivational speaker and author who was diagnosed with SCID (Severe Combined Immune Disorder). Let me tell you, it is one of the best Indian movies I have seen.
Chaudhary narrates the movie from the grave. It’s a love story about Niren and Aditi Chaudhary, Aisha’s parents, or as Aisha would call them, “Panda” and “Moose.” It is about the sacrifices they made throughout their lives, until the point Aisha died.
Aditi was played by Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra. Chopra did a phenomenal job. I felt like I was actually watching Aditi Chaudhary because I was watching a concerned mother, and Chopra showed us how Aditi would react to situations. She also showed a lot of emotion which made me feel that she really embodied the role of Aditi, as did Zaira Wasim who played Aisha, and Rohit Saraf who played Ishaan, Aisha’s older brother. Farhan Akthar, who plays Niren Chaudhary, did an amazing job in his role as well.
Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra are my favorite on-screen Indian couple to watch. Their chemistry in “The Sky is Pink” was so natural and organic it made me believe they were actually Niren and Aditi because they acted like a real couple. The humor they brought to the movie in certain scenes made it over the top, especially when it came to the romantic scenes and how they both care for their daughter.
There was only one song in the film, “Dil hi toh hai” sung by Arijit Singh, a very famous Bollywood singer, and Antara Mitra. Everything about the song is so beautiful, from the background music to the lyrics.
Typically, Bollywood films consist of multiple songs. Some of them don’t even relate to the storyline, and this is why I found it quite refreshing that there was only one song in the film. It was woven into the love story and was actually related to the storyline.
Everything was good about the film, from the acting to the music to the story, but what I didn’t like was how depressing the film was. This was the first time I’ve ever cried watching a movie. I think the hardest part for me to watch is when Aisha was about to die, and the ups and downs the couple had to go through.
As she was on her deathbed, one of the last things she ever saw was her book “My little epiphanies.” Although Aisha is gone from this world, she will always be kept alive by her family, friends and her book. You may not know who Farhan Akthar, Zaira Wasim or Rohit Saraf are, but regardless, you still need to watch the film. It doesn’t matter whether it’s in Hindi, because a movie is a movie.