Movie Review: Piku – It takes you beyond typical ‘Motions’ and ‘Emotions’

| Friday, May 8, 2015 - 13:10
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Movie Review: Piku

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee

Direction: Shoojit Sircar

Genre: Comedy

Review: First thing first, ‘Piku’ is delicious. Piku Banerjee (Deepika Padukone), an architect is the only child of 70-year-old Bhaskor (Amitabh Bachchan) who is obsessed about his health that also includes creating major commotion over his motion.  

Torn between the gentleness for her aged father and irritated being trapped in a rut, Piku goes through various faces of life. Then Bhaskor, suddenly wants to visit Kolkata, and is adamant on travelling from Delhi that too via road. The journey with several twists and turns led by interesting Rana (Irrfan Khan) is sure to leave each one amused.

The performance delivered by Deepika is outstanding that is clubbed with one of the best acts of Big B. While he mesmerizes as Bhaskor, a man who is true delight to be watched as being ‘brutal and honest’ and eyes are as soft as marshmallows as he looks at his daughter, Deepika on the other hand as evolved as an actor and we all have seen that. In one of the most polished performances, she has done it best. Whether it was to read her father’s Blood Pressure or it was to understand what Rana’s eyes said. She mastered it all.

To match the star performances, there is wide-eyed Irrfan Khan with raised-eyebrow sexiness. He manages to maintain a responsive balance between being angry and intrigued by Piku and her ‘mad father’. 

The striking story of Piku explores the most basic bond of life, a father and daughter. While it looks diffidently at love, it smiles lovingly at the Bengali favours, at fried fish and digestion pills and a lot more.

The direction takes all brownie points. Done skillfully with depth, Shoojit Sircar has presented the ordinary characters in such an excellent way, that you would not be able to keep your eyes off even for a minute.  

NewsX Verdict: You should definitely not miss out on the ‘emotionally attached motions’ or vice-versa. 

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