Piku is a rare movie without a doubt as it has “motion” driving every emotional thing around it. Wrote around some hilariously realistic arguments (quarrels to be precise) between characters with such individuality, latest movie from Shoojit Sircar leaves  you in a happy mood reliving every fun moment and emotional attachment you saw in that movie.

Architect Piku lives with her 70 year old father Bhaskor in Delhi. The adamant and slightly selfish father is too concerned about everything that has a relationship with him. The nature of her father has left Piku in a state where she can’t leave him alone but at the same time she isn’t agreeing with him on most of the things. The story basically focuses on the journey of this father and daughter to Kolkata along with the owner of a Taxi service, who is forced to drive them to Kolkata. How the journey goes and the outcomes of the journey are what this movie written by Juhi Chaturvedi narrating.

It is the clear and brisk writing of Juhi Chaturvedi that keeps the movie in that enduring and enthralling level. Her characters are strong and unique with certain amount of ideologies that transits to us gradually. The way Mr. Chaudhary becomes an understanding friend from an annoying taxi service provider and how Piku understands what her father has given to her are a few examples on how the movie has gradually built some really sensible relationships. The audience is given the third party perspective to their chaos and arguments that make you realize that the humor inside a practical conversation is way more entertaining than the filmy writing. Juhi hasn’t forgotten her title protagonist and gives us a perspective of the world she has to handle. With Shoojit Sircar grabbing the whole scenario with that engaging agility, Piku is nothing short from a delight.

On screen, Deepika is absolutely superb as Piku. Piku is a bit arrogant like her father, she is frustrated because of her father and the actress has portrayed these portions perfectly. And I loved the way she and Irrfan handles those cool portions effortlessly. Amitabh Bachchan astonishes you again with the portrayal of Bhaskor. The annoying obsessed character was presented quite smartly by the veteran actor with impressive body language and dialect. Irrfan Khan as always portrayed his character effortlessly with all those minor movements and typical dialogue delivery. Moushumi Chatterjee and Jisshu Sengupta were also good in their characters.

As I said, Shoojit Sircar captures the life of these protagonists with certain aggressiveness in the making. The conversations are quite quick and the visualization also has that pace. The treatment is somewhat similar to that of Vicky Donor and here also we can see a Delhi – Kolkata link. Juhi Chaturvedi has done a great job in the screenplay department. The dialogues were without a doubt hilarious and practical. Cinematography was nice and the edits were really impressive. Anupam Roy’s music helps the movie a lot in establishing relationships and of course in giving that positive vibe. The art director could have used some new locations for the Kolkata part. The places they showed are kind of familiar to the audience these days after having seen movies like Byomkesh Bakshy, Lootera etc.

Piku is simple, real and deep with emotions. The rating for the movie is 4/5. No need to keep your expectations low. Go in and have really good two hours of heartwarming entertainment. The joy of listening to such characters and their conversations is quite an experience. Thumbs up!

Final Thoughts

Go in and have really good two hours of heartwarming entertainment. The joy of listening to such characters and their conversations is quite an experience. Thumbs up!


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By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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