The Sky Is Pink

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The Sky Is Pink
The Sky Is Pink.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byShonali Bose
Produced byRonnie Screwvala
Siddharth Roy Kapur
Kilian Kerwin
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Madhu Chopra
Written byShonali Bose
Juhi Chaturvedi
Nilesh Maniyar
StarringPriyanka Chopra Jonas
Farhan Akhtar
Zaira Wasim
Rohit Suresh Saraf
Music bySongs:
Mikey McCleary
CinematographyKartik Vijay
Nick Cooke
Edited byManas Mittal
RSVP Movies
Roy Kapur Films
Purple Pebble Pictures
Ivanhoe Pictures
Distributed byRSVP Movies
Release date
  • 13 September 2019 (2019-09-13) (TIFF)[1]
  • 11 October 2019 (2019-10-11) (India)
Running time
143 minutes[2]
Box officeest. 34.41 crore[3]

The Sky Is Pink is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language biographical film about the family of Aisha Chaudhary, a young woman who became a motivational speaker while suffering severe illness. [4] It is directed by Shonali Bose and co-produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, Ronnie Screwvala and Priyanka Chopra Jonas under the banner of RSVP Movies, Roy Kapur Films and Purple Pebble Pictures. Starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Suresh Saraf, the film marked Chopra Jonas's return after a three-year break from Bollywood and also the final appearance of Wasim prior to her departure from the industry.

Based on the love story of a couple spanning 25 years, the story is told through the lens of their spunky teenage daughter – Aisha Chaudhary, who was born with SCID and later diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis resulting from treatment.[5]

Principal photography began in August 2018,[6] and was completed on 11 March 2019.[7] It premiered at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival on 13 September 2019, and was theatrically released worldwide on 11 October.[8] The Sky Is Pink received generally positive reviews, with praise for Akhtar, Wasim and Chopra Jonas's performances.[9] It emerged as a box office bomb.[10]


The movie is told from the point of view of Aisha Chaudary about the emotional and physical tolls on her parents after they found out she has SCID. Aditi and Niren are a young couple who come from different backgrounds. Where on one hand Niren is from a grounded middle-class family, Aditi is from the posh end of the town. The couple are shown to be in love, with "an active sex life" as Aisha's narration describes.

The passionate and happy couple get married, and Aditi becomes pregnant with their first child Ishaan. Niren and Aditi have a second child, Tanya, who dies within months of her birth. Baby Tanya used to frequently become ill and, while Aditi was convinced it was a serious issue, Niren used to brush it off. Niren believed that negligence was the reason Tanya couldn't be treated sooner and blamed himself for the death of his child. As Aditi was mourning the death of her child, she was consoled by a Catholic church nun and decided to be baptised.

A few years later, Aditi bore their third child, another daughter.



Filming began on 8 August 2018 in Mumbai.[13][14] The second schedule of the film began on 13 October 2018 in London[15] and wrapped on 17 October 2018. It was part of the Delhi schedule which wrapped in the last week of November 2018.[16] The filming is completed on 11 March 2019 in Andaman Islands[7] A song was shot in June 2019 in Mumbai for the film.[17]


The Sky Is Pink
Soundtrack album by
Released4 October 2019[18]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelZee Music Company
ProducerMeghdeep Bose
Pritam chronology
The Sky Is Pink
Love Aaj Kal
External audio
Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The film's music is composed by Pritam while lyrics are written by Gulzar.

Track listing
1."Dil Hi Toh Hai"Arijit Singh, Antara Mitra4:40
2."Nadaaniyaan"Arjun Kanungo, Lisa Mishra3:20
3."Zindagi"Arijit Singh4:18
4."Pink Gulaabi Sky"Shashwat Singh, Jonita Gandhi4:09
5."Dil Hi Toh Hai" (Reprise)Sreerama Chandra, Antara Mitra4:41
Total length:21:08

Marketing and release[edit]

A first look was released on 23 July 2019. The poster was released on 8 September 2019, followed by a trailer on 10 September by RSVP Movies.[19]

The Sky Is Pink premiered at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival on 13 September 2019, and was theatrically released worldwide on 11 October.[8] The film is set to have its world digital premiere on Netflix on the 11th December.[20]


Critical response[edit]

The film received generally positive reviews.[9][21] On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a rating of 71% based on 17 reviews, with an average rating of 6/10.[22]

Devesh Sharma of Filmfare rated the film four stars out of five, lauding the film's ability to make viewers laugh despite its tragic undertone. He concluded, writing "this bitter-sweet film will make you laugh, will make you cry and will surely make you ruminate on the glorious uncertainty of life."[23] Writing for Mid Day, film critic Mayank Shekhar rated the film with three and half stars out of five, praising Bose for telling an "astonishingly dark personal story with reasonable hope" that never felt exploitative or manipulative. He complemented the "smart" screenplay which he felt was structured to dive viewers "deeper and deeper" into the characters and circumstances on screen.[24] Priyanka Sinha Jha of CNN-News18, praising Chopra Jonas, Akhtar and Wasim for their performances, and wrote, "The real hero in this instance, however, would have to be the zany uplifting story and to that effect, with The Sky is Pink, Bose delivers a fitting salutation to life."[25] Writing for NDTV Saibal Chatterjee, rated the film with three and half stars out of five, and praised Bose for her direction and writing.[26] Sreeparna Sengupta of The Times of India gave the film three and half stars out of five, praising the performances of Chopra Jonas, Akhtar and Wasim, she noted that the film scored high on the emotional quotient. She opined that though the film was lengthy and screenplay needed more focus, 'the emotional arc' and the 'stellar performances' kept the interest going. Concluding, she wrote, "The Sky is Pink is definitely a stirring watch."[27] Teo Bugbee of The New York Times lauded Bose for achieving a balanced tone in the film, writing "The writer and director Shonali Bose bounces from tone to tone, livening the somber subject matter with bright hues, quippy dialogue and an ever-jubilant score."[28][29]

Rajeev Masand criticised the film's "blatant manipulation" but added that "there are moments that left me with a heavy heart".[30] Dennis Harvey of Variety too disliked the film and wrote that the "somewhat bland polish on all levels doesn’t much assist the raw pain that should be at this story’s center".[31] Vinayak Chakraborty of Outlook rated the film with three stars out of five, criticizing the "flashback-driven storyline" and its runtime which he felt was too long at nearly two and half hours. However, he opined that the film still works with all its flaws.[32] Anupama Chopra of Film Companion found the film to be "sensitive" but highly "sanitized". She wrote "The Sky is Pink is sincere and heartfelt but it never gets raw or messy."[33] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express rated the film with two stars out of five. According to her, the film only occasionally worked. She opined the film felt "both constructed and sentimental", writing "With the material at hand, you expect a legitimate heart-breaker but this one left me mostly unmoved."[34]

Box office[edit]

The Sky Is Pink collected 2.50 crore on the opening day, 4.00 crore on the second day, and 4.20 on the third day, taking its opening weekend collection to 10.70 crore in India. Film earned 15.15 crore in its first week.

As of 24 October 2019, with a gross of 23.85 crore in India and 10.56 crore overseas, the film has a worldwide gross collection of 34.41 crore.[3]


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