‘Piku’ gives a refreshing and delightful go-by,
To the trappings of the usual Bollywood do or die,
And yet presents a quirky, whimsy and groovy
Slice of life, that’s so real and not like a movie!
The movements of the bowel,
As a central concept is novel,
With an engaging story to tell,
That has been told very well!
‘Piku’ is a take on a daughter who is independent,
Looking after her hypochondriac and aging parent,
Whose intense obsession with his bowel movements,
Is the cause of their frequent and heated arguments.
The depiction of the father-daughter equation,
Largely centering around father’s constipation,
And involving some funny b-anal conversation,
Has been handled in a witty and every-day fashion.
Almost in every Indian family,
We are most likely to see,
A member like Bhashkor Banerjee,
Seeking constipation-easing remedy!
All the performers of ‘Piku’s stellar star cast,
Dig deep into their histrionic repertoire vast,
To etch out performances that are real and natural,
Despite those incursions into the alimentary canal!
Performances of Amitabh and Irrfan inspire awe,
Deepika’s expressions with her eyes are to die for.
Director Shoojit Sircar has proved all over again,
That he handles his movies with heart and brain.
Whether ‘Piku’, ‘Vicky Donor’ or ‘Madras Café’,
Shoojit Sircar proves, he has his own unique way,
Of presenting real, diverse and original themes,
In which his storytelling and actors just gleam.
The music of ‘Piku’ mostly in the background,
Blends seamlessly into the scenes and sounds.
With mellifluous sitar notes that are expressive
And delightful, but nowhere are they intrusive!
The theme of ‘Piku’ is charming,
Bitter-sweet yet so heartwarming,
About an old man’s constant drama,
Over his endless constipation trauma!
Watch ‘Piku’ for Amitabh, the endearing old man.
Watch ‘Piku’ to enjoy some great acting of Irrfan.
Watch ‘Piku’ for Deepika’s irritation, spunk and elan.
Watch ‘Piku’ to take a journey with no apparent plan!
My rating for this film is a five star,
For direction and acting above par,
For showcasing rare woman power,
And dialogues that are sweet and sour!
(‘Piku’ is a 2015 Indian comedy-drama film, directed by Shoojit Sircar. Deepika Padukone plays the protagonist, a Bengali architect living in New Delhi, and Amitabh Bachchan enacts the role of her aging father. Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee, Raghubir Yadav and Jishu Sengupta essay supporting roles.)