• Pinky Beauty Parlour

    Closing Film Premier


Full synopsis

The Film depicts the predominant social stigma which has taken deep roots in the form of an obsession with fair skin, especially with regards to women in India. Pinky Beauty Parlour is an engaging and poignant tale of the repercussions this obsession for fairer skin has on a human mind, families and society in general. The Film takes us on a touching journey of two sisters’ lives, Pinky and Bulbul, who run a Beauty parlor in one of the by-lanes of Varanasi, the holiest of cities in India. The story starts one morning as a dead body is found hanging in the beauty parlor. Police Inspector Jata Shankar and the somewhat slow Constable Sami Akhtar, starts the investigation in their own quirky ways..

As the film progresses we peek into Pinky and Bulbul’s life and come across a retinue of interesting, unique characters, anyone of whom could have been responsible for this shocking death. From the simple-minded, dimwit, handyman, Dulaal to the horny and lecherous helper, Khanna to a mysterious and enigmatic, paralyzed from the waist down, landlord Saahab Singh, to Sumit, a narrow-minded, insecure boyfriend of Rupa, the spunky girl working at the beauty parlor.. The list also includes a rich, unsatisfied, uncouth, angry client of the parlor, Mrs. Lata Srivatsav, who has filed a court case against the parlor for false promises of transforming her into a beautiful woman. And under the circumstances even one’s own sister is not off the list.

As the cops’ investigation progresses, we enter a unique colorful world of the beauty parlor, and are drawn into a complex, engaging and entertaining story of inter-mingled loyalties, insecurities.  At the same time ‘Pinky Beauty Parlour’ has a timely message for the audience to take home and chew on.

Country Year Length Language
India NA NA Hindi
Director: Akashy Singh
Producer: Akshay Singh & Bahnishikha Das (Akshikha Entertainment)
Screenwriter: NA
Cinematographer: NA
Editor: Sandeep Singh Bajeli
Cast: Sulagna Panigrahi, Khushboo Gupta, Akshay Singh, Jogi, Vishwanath Chatterjee , Abhay Joshi

Akshay Singh

Additional information


Akshay Singh


Akshay Singh


Black Comedy / Drama / Satire




1. Viewer’s choice award (Rajasthan International film Festival)
2. Best Director (Rajasthan International Film Festival)
3. Special mention by Jury for ‘Cinematic Excellence’ (12th International Film
Festival of Thrissur (IFFT), Kerala)