May 9, 2015

Piku Review : Enjoyable Bowel Syndrome

We were missing that phase when, Hrishikesh Mukherjee & Basu Chatterjee delivered life lessons through simple stories, beautiful narrations, believable acting & melodious music. Director Shoojit Sircar & writer Juhi Chaturvedi bring back that time with Piku.

It is a simple story of relationships narrated with full of heart and humor that evolves in every house hold with an old parent or grandparent. A story you & I have been witness to all along. Entertainment of a Bollywood movie solely can’t depend on masala and Piku is a fine example of that.

The Presenters : 

As an aging, selfish, whimsical, annoying yet adorable Bhaskor Banerjee, always worried about his health, Amitabh Bachchan is simply magnificent.

Deepika Padukone as Piku is amazing. As a modern girl who is strong yet weak sometimes, who is independent yet desires for support. She doesn't act, she just reacts the way one would do in her situation. 

Irfan Khan is superb as usual. One hardly could imagine Irfan Khan romancing Deepika Paadukone, but then again they deliver cute chemistry in Piku. He is a perfect complement to peculiar Bhaskor and moody Piku. Moushumi Chatterjee is too adorable as “Mashi” & Jisshu Sengupta did well.

Anupam Roy’s music blends so beautifully with the story and becomes a part of the narration.

An irritable phobic old man, his thirty old year old daughter and a single businessman comes in touch with the father-daughter duo. And the story revolves around the old man’s odd behavior and constipated bowel movement. Err! Sounds like a shitty story? This is where writer Juhi Chturvedi & Director Shoojit Sircar’s brilliance uplifts a simple story to depict real and beautiful human relationships, makes you laugh and weep and ends up making a charming film. The beauty of Piku lies not in the story but the way it has been narrated.

A must watch !

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