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  • ...is more ambitious and spiritual in its theme, layers and insight. It’s nostalgic and joyous as well.

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  • ...this bitter-sweet film will make you laugh, will make you cry and will surely make you ruminate on the glorious uncertainty of life... 

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  • This one scores high on the emotional quotient.

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  • ...is of a hue that sets it apart from Bose's earlier films, but the director is acutely conscious of the colours she is working with here and uses the shades to deliver a pathos-filled but warm-hearted picture that does not lose sight of its primary purpose. Unmissable.

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  • Without seeming to try too hard, it is funny, believable and heartwrenching all rolled into one.

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  • It seems like an emotion that the filmmaker's probably been through, and so wants the world to know. And ponder over. It just stops being just a movie then.

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  • Overall the film may seem a little too hard to take all at a once but a true drama always is. You have laughter, mystery, and loss all packed in a pink box.

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  • The lightness is uplifting without undermining the melancholy of the reality it's recounting through the eyes and spirit of a life cut short. The upshot is a pocketful of smiles, a whole lot of tears and an all-important reminder that the glass is half full.

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  • ...is precariously balanced between being overdramatic and overtly subtle - like Shoojit Sircar's October was overtly subtle. It leaves you with a lingering afterthought, I'm afraid most will not get.

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  • Director Shonali Bose is certain of what she wants to achieve through this story — depict a crushing yet inspiring story of a girl who has accepted that the odds aren’t in her favour and yet, hopes to get even with life.

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  • ...errs on the side of caution, keeping the impending tragedy in view at all times, but wrapping everything in good vibes and the kind of courage you have no option but to admire.

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  • Great performances and a touching story bring in a lot of tears despite knowing how it all ends. Might have worked even better, were it shorter.

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  • With The Sky Is Pink, Shonali Bose has crafted a happy dream. And she is more than willing to admit it. 

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  • A tastefully made weepie that’s cheerier than the downbeat material would have you think.

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  • ...has a great plot but falters on the account of a flawed execution and a lengthy runtime.

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  • ...is sincere and heartfelt but it never gets raw or messy. Until that final stretch, it doesn’t pierce your heart the way this subject should.

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  • The sincerity of the 149-minute film is never in doubt, but to have been effective, it needed stronger actors and less clutter and over-plotting.

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  • Despite the blatant manipulation, there are moments that left me with a heavy heart, and with a lump lodged in my throat. Still, watching a child’s life cut short should hurt like your heart’s being carved out of your flesh. The Sky is Pink never bruises you with that intensity.

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  • It’s such a pity that the film has a powerful true story as its source material, yet its sole obsession is to make you either laugh or cry. The Sky Is Pink is perhaps better off titled, ‘Sometimes Happy Sometimes Sad’.

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  • ...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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  • I felt impaled by the film’s relentless emotional badgering, constant telling us, and not showing, how terribly tragic it all is.

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