Director Shoojit Sircar and his producing partner Ronnie Lahiri are confident that the story of Piku, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan and Deepika Padukone, will connect with the audience through its "endearing" portrayal of a family.
"It is a very simple father-daughter drama. Nothing is overdone in the film. It is a new genre for us. I told Juhi (Chaturvedi) that I should take the audience into the middle of a family. You feel like you are in the drawing room of this family. You follow some four or five beautiful characters," Shoojit told.
"There is nothing definite about the story. It is just about a working girl (Piku) and her father in Delhi. How they deal with their everyday problems, forms the plot."
The movie, slated to hit the screens on May 8, marks the coming together of Shoojit, Ronnie and scriptwriter Juhi Chaturvedi, the winning team behind Vicky Donor.
It has been produced by MSM Motion Pictures, Saraswati Entertainment and Rising Sun Films. YRF is distributing it. Ronnie said he liked the quirkiness of the idea but also the fact that its heart was in the right place.
"Comedy can't be just slapstick. Like 'Vicky', this one was a quirky idea but with a heart. This is why we decided to produce it and approached the actors. With Mr Bachchan we have a long standing relationship and we even did a film called Shoebite together but unfortunately it did not release," Ronnie said.