Starring: Amitabh Bachan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee and many more
Editing : Chandrashekar
Music : Anupam Roy
Cinematography: Kamaljeet Negi
Written by: Juhi Chaturvedi
Directed by: Shoojit Sircar
Hindi films are no more just the boy meets girl, love, fights, romance, songs and happy ending. It has changed in the recent times and I have been lucky to see few of those films with the help of subs and one such recent flick is Piku. What is Piku about.? Lets see..
Piku (Deepika) is a simple story of a Bengali girl and her relationship with her father Bhaskor Banerjee (Amitabh Bachan), who suffers from constipation, both physically and mentally. Rana Chaudhury (Irrfan Khan) runs a cab company and these three along with a house-help kick off a road journey from Delhi to Kolkata. The trip made Irrfan know about Deepika and her family more and vice versa which enabled the start of a sweet relationship. Eventually, Deepika gets into a cute romantic relationship with Irrfan Khan. However, Deepika and Irrfan’s love story depends on Amitabh Bachchan as Irrfan has to ‘adopt’ Deepika’s ailing father if he wants to marry her. Will Deepika be able to lead a life that she wants to? Will Deepika and Irrfan finally get married? Will Amitabh get relieved from his bowel issues? That’s the film..!!
Kudos to Juhi Chaturvedi for bringing us close to the Bhaskor and Piku family right from scene one. The special bonding that a father and a daughter shares makes the crux of the film which also highlights on a couple of other issues like women empowerment and responsibility towards parents. Juhi and Shoojit only can make a ‘shit’ into a fantablous family emotion drama with a subtle amount of comedy in it.
Deepika Padukone charms us with her beauty of acting and she steal away our hearts with ease. There is absolutely no point in scrutinising Amitabh Bachan’s acting skills as the veteran actor can certainly pull out any role he is offered with and this role of being a constipation patient is no exception. Although, Big B appears to be an irritating old man, his childlike behaviour will simply make you fall in love with him. Last but not the least, Irrfan Khan is one of the best actors in Bollywood and we hardly could imagine Irrfan Khan romancing Deepika Padukone but after you watch their cute chemistry, your conception will certainly change.
Anupam Roy music is in sync with the mood of the film. Kamaljeet Negi pans his camera across the locations, capturing the charms of old Kolkata. Editing, though you might feel that the film is little bit slow at times, is apt with just 120 minutes of length. Shoojit has taken care of the story well and has given it what it needed along with the bitter-sweet emotions along with the motion which doesn’t make you bored at any point of time. ‘Death and Shit can come anywhere’ well explains it. Here is the winner.. Go and enjoy the (e)motions..!! 🙂