Release date: 08-05-2015
Producer: MSM Motion Pictures, Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited (SECL), Rising Sun Films
Directed by: Shoojit Sircar
Music: Anupam Roy
Synopsis: Piku (Deepika Padukone) is a working girl in a cosmopolitan city. An architect by profession, she is a simple, Independent and strong girl from Delhi. She is grounded and rooted to what matters most - family... and in this case, her father, who she looks after. Piku is the kind of girl who doesn't shy away from responsibilities. The film takes audiences through the ups and downs and everyday problems she faces with her father.
Baba - Bhaskhor Banerjee (Amitabh Bachchan) is Piku's father. He is retired and spends most of his time obsessing about age-related issues. He is stubborn, dramatic and comes with his own set of problems... he has very specific, but unconventional, likes and dislikes and fixed ideologies. He is not a man who enjoys socialising. Baba is not the hero here, but the film takes a look into his household.
Rana - He (Irrfan Khan) is the outsider who has nothing to do with the Banerjee family but gets entangled with them and all their drama. He is the owner of a taxi service, who comes with his own quota of problems and then happens to get some more, when he finds himself entangled in the Banerjee family. Things take a funny turn once Rana gets involed with the family.
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There are these rumours which were floating around saying that Piku is probably a slow movie- so lets dispel those rumours right at the outset- Piku is anything but slow. And in case you do not have time to go through this whole review, in short- just go for this movie. It is a must watch. Piku is a bittersweet, masterfully crafted family drama. Shoojit Sarkar, the director who gave us Vicky Donor, the sperm donor movie, gives us the perfect family drama which revolves around constipation. Piku is about a 70 year old Bengali widower Bhaskor Banerji who is a hypochondriac whose daily discussions revolve only around his digestive system. An extremely difficult man, Bhaskar da's equally stubborn daughter, Piku (Deepika Padukone), an architect by profession, balances her job and takes care of her dad's health at the same time. Sandwiched between the duo is cab service owner Rana Chaudhary (Irrfan Khan) who drives them from Delhi to Kolkata and literally loses his mind handling the two on the way. Bhaskar da does not want his daughter to get married because he is scared of being left alone, and hence introduces her to every eligible suitor as - this my daughter she is financially and sexually independent. Amitabh Bachchan is brilliant when he is talking abut his bowel movements and other health concerns and also in the scenes when he gets protective about Piku. Deepika is completely believable all the way and it is a welcome respite to see her in such roles compared to her mindless Mohini outings. Irrfan cracks up the audience with his retorts and you can see that he was an absolute must for this movie. Director Shoojit Sircar takes all the Kolkatans living away on an emotional journey throughout Calcutta in the second half of the film, all the time done in a subtle manner. Those from La Martiniere For Boys, the best school in the city shall surely jump with joy when special mention is made and the school campus is displayed along with The Telegraph, a must read for every Kolkatan. We shall go with 4 stars for this lovely movie.