Story of harassment retold

Nerkonda Paarvai, the Tamil remake of 2016 Hindi film Pink, has been adapted for the South Indian audience

(From left) Actress Shraddha Srinath, producer Boney Kapoor and actress Vidya Balan at the world premiere of the film, Nerkonda Paarvai, at The Cathay on Tuesday. Nerkonda Paarvai also stars Ajith Kumar (above) as a lawyer who helps three women impli
(From left) Actress Shraddha Srinath, producer Boney Kapoor and actress Vidya Balan at the world premiere of the film, Nerkonda Paarvai, at The Cathay on Tuesday.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
(From left) Actress Shraddha Srinath, producer Boney Kapoor and actress Vidya Balan at the world premiere of the film, Nerkonda Paarvai, at The Cathay on Tuesday. Nerkonda Paarvai also stars Ajith Kumar (above) as a lawyer who helps three women impli
Nerkonda Paarvai also stars Ajith Kumar (above) as a lawyer who helps three women implicated in a crime.PHOTO: ZEE STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL

When Hindi social thriller Pink was released in 2016 in the wake of the #MeToo movement, it made waves for its visceral and unflinching take on sexual harassment and misogyny in Indian society.

Its Tamil remake Nerkonda Paarvai (A Resolute Look), which opens in Singapore today, will "maintain the spirit of the original", says the film's renowned producer Boney Kapoor, making his first foray into Tamil films after four decades of making Hindi ones.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2019, with the headline 'Story of harassment retold'. Subscribe