Director: Shoojit Sircar
Star Cast: Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. (lead roles)
Producers: MSM Motion Pictures, Saraswati Entertainment, Rising Sun Films
Synopsis: A daughter lives with her dysfunctional father. Despite of her father nonsensical talks, she still wants her father more than anything in the world. Her father is a complete annoying, ageing person suffering from some critical health issues. Both along with a taxi company owner go for a trip to Kolkata, where the fun in the movie happens.
Would it worth spending hours on Piku? How do the Piku experienced? Let’s find out!
Piku is a concept of drama between the father and the daughter. It is a lively, germane and lucid creation which everyone can digest easily. In addition, individuals, who have a cranky or stereotype father (especially living with daughters), would be able to easily relate to its story effortlessly.
The movie portrays the daughter – father relationship, where father is a sort of ageing and suffering from health problems. One of his features is that he cannot hear properly and suffering from constipation and hearing defects. The father annoys the entire apartment, in fact the whole society becomes uncomfortable with the father’s everyday nonsensical and nasty behavior.
Deepika Padukone is playing the “Piku” and the ageing father’s role is played by the great Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. Piku is the only daughter of Bashkor Banerjee (Amitabh), as happens with every young girl in the house, the father becomes curious and nervous about her wedding, job and day-to-day life. He is seventy, a hypochondriac, so he is always disappointed when his blood pressure is abnormal.
The Masi (mother’s sister) also always irritates Piku with all of her taunts to get married as early as possible and start a happy family.
Piku is an employed worker, who works for an infrastructure construction company. She decides to job, obviously, to feed the father and his health bills, last but not least to get rid of chaos.
One day, the servant tells Bhaskhor Banerjee (Piku’s father) that Bhaskhor can get rid of constipation and all those bowel movements once he visits his old home. Bhashkor decides that he must go to visit his ancestral home in Kolkata. But no taxi driver agrees to take them (especially the Bhaskor). So the owner of the taxi company Rana (Irfan Khan) has to fulfill the need as Piku is a friend of him.
The film is all about the journey in the car. It leads to the sprout of love which completes the triangle. Yes, none other than, Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone fall in love with each other. How that happens. Are they going to wed? How does the father get relief from his sufferings? The film will let you know all that.
Without much hype, Deepika Padukone has played fantastically in the role of Piku. Without much dancing, exposing or extra elements, she has furnished the role with much perfection. Especially, the viewers would love watching her eye gestures that simply tell how frustrated she is with her father’s moves. A charismatic and intriguing role.
Needless to say, about the acting talent of Amitabh Bachchan. He entertains the audience with his comic timings, dialogues and talks.
Undoubtedly, the finest corner of the triangle is Irrfan Khan. What a dazzling performance given by this first-rate actor. As said earlier in the review, it is a lovely movie and everyone would definitely be able to connect with it. The story of an usual man who falls in love with a young woman, in spite knowing her father. The guy has done the job wonderfully and outstandingly.
For me, I believe it was an eye opening experience to the potential of Deepika Padukone, who earlier had pictured in love interests kinds of roles. I would love to rate it a 4 out of 5 stars because of its simplified screenplay, which introduces the characters lucidly without much ado or hype.
It is awesome, recommended to everyone. It takes 4 out of 5 stars on the scale. I mention it again that the simplified melodrama is the core of the script.
Stay tuned for more Bollywood updates.