A few days ago, the trailer of Pihu got released and it had everyone's attention, owing to its edgy concept, where a two-year-old girl is all alone in the house and her life is at risk! The trailer ends with the view of the girl named 'Pihu' about to jump from her balcony. When the trailer was released, it left everyone talking about it but now, the same movie is being criticized by the netizens for its horrendous marketing ploy!
Several people were left scared and helpless when they got a call from a girl named Pihu, which turned out be just a movie marketing strategy. As expected, it didn't go well with any of the audiences and here's how they reacted to it!
Sudhir Srinivasan ✔ @sudhirsrinivasn
"Got a call from an anonymous number. A baby wailed about her mother and dad, and hung up. Disturbed, I tried calling back in vain. Got a message with a link to help the child. A link, as it turns out, of #Pihu's trailer. A horrible idea, a disgusting invasion of privacy." [sic]
Karan Bhardwaj @journokaran
"I just got a call from a child named Pihu who wanted desperate help. No. was 7024720657. THIS KIND OF MOVIE PROMOTION IS DISGUSTING TO SAY THE LEAST." [sic]
Ajay Lodha @ispastwadi
"Got a call from an anonymous number. A baby was asking about her mother and dad, and hung up. Disturbed, I called back, heard recorded message to watch Pihu on 16th November. A horrible idea." [sic]
Manisha Raghavan @pareshansoul
"What sort of marketing strategy involves traumatizing phone calls from a wailing 2 year old? My parents woke up to it and lost their mind.
Idiots. #Pihu." [sic]
HARSHIT KUMAR @Harshit_PBJ
"I loved the trailer of Pihu, but like calling people up from an unknown number as a part of a movie promotional strategy is fucking annoying. Especially when the phone call is of a baby crying for her parents. Movie marketing has reached absurd levels." [sic]
Chuman Das @chumandas
"Did I just get a call from a hysterical child called Pihu asking for help ???? And this is a film promotion? The no is 7024820657 totally disgusting. I am so traumatised." [sic]
christy bharath @verseherder
"Jeez, the #Pihu trailer is nerve-wracking. Such a simple yet emotionally-investable storyline. Making prank phone calls about a child in danger to promote the #movie, however, is a dumb & insensitive marketing campaign. It's like punching people in the face to sell painkillers." [sic]
Chandrima Pal @captainblubear
"Pihu trailer. Rather manipulative. Could not bear to watch it. Followed up with a marketing gimmick about a child making a distress call. Hugely irresponsible given the times we live in." [sic]