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Piku Movie Review: Epic sh*t!

Director :  Shoojit Sircar
Music :  Anupam Roy
Lyrics :  Manoj Yadav & Anupam Roy
Starring :  Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Deepika Padukone, Jisshu Sengupta & Moushumi Chatterjee

May 8, 2015 10:12:44 AM IST
Piku Review By Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham Editorial
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In one of the scenes, Irrfan Khan (quite literally) explains how the Indian toilet is better than the western toilet. PIKU has many such hilarious and eccentric moments which make sure you're smiling throughout. It's a feel good, heartwarming, slice of life drama, most of us can relate to.


So it's about this financially independent and forever hyper Piku Banerjee (Deepika Padukone) who's finding it difficult to deal with her ageing & constipated father Bhashkor Banerjee (Amitabh Bachchan). He's an opinionated hypochondriac, who's 'not against women, but their mentality'.. The biggest problem is he doesn't realise the extent of his annoyance. The father-daughter duo commences a road trip from Delhi to Kolkata along with transport businessman Rana Chaudhary (Irrfan Khan). The trip eventually proves to be a life-changing experience for all of them.

Written by Juhi Chaturvedi, Shoojit Sircar's PIKU is refreshing and quirky at the same time. One of the best things about the film is that all the characters are so well defined and have their importance. At no moment you feel any of them are dominating the others.

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It shows human relationships & their complexities with great maturity. In a way, it's is also about letting go (pun intended, of course). Letting go of your prejudices, of your fears and of your past. And it tells you this without being one bit preachy.

It's shot wonderfully and makes you feel you're part of the movie, experiencing everything along with the characters. My only mini grouse with it is its underwhelming end.

It's amazing how a good script brings out the best in actors and that's exactly the case with PIKU. Deepika Padukone is impressive and how! She just keeps getting better with each film. Amitabh Bachchan plays the annoying constipated father brilliantly. Moushumi Chatterjee is superb. But it's Irrfan Khan who steals the show, hands down! He again shows how versatile he can be. Watch out for the scene in which he which he's discussing his father's death with Amitabh. This film again establishes the versatility of the actor.

PIKU is epic sh*t! You simply can't afford to miss this one.

 Piku Review Rating : 
3.5/ 5 stars

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