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Piku (U/A)

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08 May 2015
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It is said that simplicity is the ultimate sophisticaton and the movie Piku perfectly validates the saying. Bollywood film-making has pleasantly changed many folds in the recent time and we are lucky to be witnessing that. Gone are the days when it was assumed that the entertainment quotient of any Bollywood movie depends on sex, action, masala and Piku is a fine example of that.

Piku is a simple and funny movie which offers you a chance to get entertained with your entire family, as you don't have to fear about any adult content popping up.

The new-age films coming out in Bollywood are expanding the parameters of commercial cinema. And in this process, some truly engaging and entertaining films are finding a universal audience. Shoojit Sircar’s Piku is a fine example of the triumph of this process.

A film like Piku is inventive and unconventional but mainstream. You wish there were some more drama in the second half to elevate it further.

Piku is one of the best films of the year. It’s a must-watch for the thundering trio of Bachchan, Padukone and Khan.

Finally, there’s a Bollywood movie that doesn’t present an hyperbolic pitch-perfect image of a father and his daughter. Just like any regular — dysfunctional to an outsider — family, they fight, make-up and move on in life. Padukone and Bachchan are naturals as they display an over-familiarity that only family members who live together can display.

But that’s not to say that Piku is flawless. It’s no cliffhanger — the film puts a smile on your face primarily because of the collective prowess of its principal cast.

Watch Piku if you are in the mood to watch a movie that’s all heart. There are no larger-than-life heroes, dramatic transformations or neatly-tied endings. Still, Piku works its magic because it steers clear from the usual trappings.

One has to applaud the way in which Shoojit has handled the sweet and simple tale of PIKU. This film will definitely go down as one of the films in his repertoire that demands a superlative applause. After VICKY DONOR, MADRAS CAFE and now with PIKU, Shoojit proves his supremacy as a storyteller. Even though the film is good in overall perspective, the climax is sudden and does seem to be left incomplete.

On the whole, PIKU is a must watch this season as it brings back the memories of the legendary directors Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterjee and likes. This is a film that shall grow with word of mouth.

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