‘The Sky Is Pink’ Review: An Unusual Grief Drama Obsessed With the Possibility of Life After Death

‘The Sky Is Pink’ Review: An Unusual Grief Drama Obsessed With the Possibility of Life After Death
The star of “The Sky Is Pink” is dead long before the film’s opening credits even roll. A lengthy disclaimer at the start of Shonali Bose’s film doesn’t obscure the truth, noting that the “film is based on the detailed narrations by Mrs. Aditi Chaudhary on the life of her daughter Ms. Aisha Chaudhary (deceased).” Soon enough, actress Zaira Wasim, who plays Aisha as a teenager, cuts in to narrate, flitting between diatribes about her parents’ sex life and cheeky asides about her current deceased state. “Oh, and by the way, I’m dead,” she quips. “Get over it!”

While Bose’s disclaimer also hastens to add that the film “not a documentary,” it is — somewhat improbably enough, given its unique tone — based on a true story. In 2011, teenager Aisha garnered a fair bit of fame from public speaking gigs in which she offered both inspiration and
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