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(Piku), Amitabh Bachchan (Bhashkor Banerjee), Irrfan Khan (Rana Chaudhary),
Moushumi Chatterjee, Raghuvir Yadav, Jishu Sengupta
Company: MSM Motion Pictures, Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited,
Rising Sun Films
the father-daughter relationship in a very unique manner. Released two days
prior to Mother’s day, definitely celebrates this wonderful relationship
between an aging parent and the adult daughter. It is being said that there is
not much difference between a 7-year old child and 70-year old person. Piku
explores the regular bittersweet relationship between parents and children. It
stands true in our Indian context, where, the parent, who takes care of
children, when grows old, wishes to be taken care of by children. Story telling
is done in a unique manner, where most of the time, one problem persists i.e.
constipation of the aging parent. Humour is linked to this. The punch line ‘motion
se hi e-motion hota hai’ speaks volumes about the movie. I will not say that
this movie will be liked by all the people, but I am sure, it would strike some
chord and touch your hearts.
Padukone) is a 30 year old professional associated with an architecture firm.
Her father Bhashkor Banerjee (Amitabh Bachchan) stays with her, who has serious
problem of regular constipation. He does not hesitate to even give message to
the receptionist of Piku’s office in regard to his bowel disorder. Piku
definitely gets irritated by his habits, but that does not stop her from taking
care of him. Piku is very well aware that it is her top most priority to take
care of her father. Although, the differences between Piku and her father us
shown, but the best thing is that, it is shown in such a natural manner. Piku
wants to sell their ancestral house Champakunj at Kolkatta, and on Bhashkor’s
insistence (rather emotional blackmail), happens to travel by road. The cab
service owner Rana Chaudhary (Irrfan Khan) chooses to drive the cab. Rest of the
story covers their road journey: irritation of Rana with Bhashkor’s and Piku’s
moodiness, Bhashkor getting insecure with Rana talking to Piku, bittersweet
talks between Piku and Bhashkor (minus any emotional baggage), confrontation
happening between Piku-Bhashkor, Bhashkor-Rana etc.
conveyed in a very light manner have great meaning. Bhashkor says that females
with low IQ marry. He specifically talks about this in context of females since
they just leave their parents’ home, and dedicate or sacrifice their whole
lives for husband and family. Though, one tends to agree with this dialogue,
the real undercurrent is the insecurity of a father not wanting his daughter to
go away from him after marriage. A father dreads to be left alone after
marriage of his daughter, and the daughter understands this fact so well. The
emotional troubles of the daughter is also captured beautifully. In spite of
her wanting some space, she knows that she can’t live without her father and
vice versa. Such a beautiful relationship, where dependency of both father and
the daughter are depicted in a simple manner with lot of humour added to the
same. Bhashkor has no qualms in telling the prospective grooms of Piku that she
is not a virgin and she is financially, emotionally as well as sexually independent. His idea
behind this disclosure is to make the person decide against marrying Piku. It
is interesting to see, how Bhashkor is particular about spelling of his name (Bengali
roots). He picks up fight with the maid, keeps troubling his helper. But all
these are done so naturally that one ends up believing in the characters.
the dialogues are woven around bowel disorders, the movie is about an aging
man, who does not want to die with pain. He is extra conscious all the time.
His nostalgia is also clearly depicted, when he just does not want to sell
Champakunj, since this house has memories of the past. Also, the movie talks
about the bond between a father and a daughter in spite of the differences they
have. How along with the growing age, the role reversal happens: the child who
was taken care of, now has to take care of the parent. The bonding between Piku
and her business partner Syed (Jishhu Sengupta), the kind of understanding
between the two and the budding romance between Irrfan and Deepika have been
handled very subtly.
and Irrfan have carried the movie on their shoulders. Moushami as the Mausi of
Piku is also good.
in an interesting manner.
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