We are never keen about watching movies in theaters and it requires a special kind of determination from my part to make it happen. Even then TH needs to persuaded gently and then the prospect of leaving/taking the kiddos will need to be discussed and decided. So to avoid all these troubles, we usually choose not to go to theater. If the movie has got some rare reviews, we try it watch it online later.
Piku was different. I was fascinated by the movie trailer when I saw it the very first time and was very curious. Then some online reviews convinced me that I should probably not wait a year to watch this movie. The fact that we have moved closer to a mall was a major attraction too to watch the movie in a theater. So after days of planning, we went for the movie today morning. After some discussion, we decided that it might be good to go by ourselves and not take my daughter. It is another story that TH was caught by too much guilt about leaving her once we started our walk to the mall.
Piku is a refreshing movie with some great acting by Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan. Piku is Deepika Padukone’s movie from the first frame till the end. Amitabh and Irrfan has done some great acting too, but then Deepika is the shining star and with Piku she has raised her standards to that of actresses like Kangana,Vidya Balan etc.(atleast for me)
The movie made me laugh out loud many many times and it made my eyes watery a few times. There are no dramatic scenes in the movie or life changing situations. Piku is the story of a strong and independent young woman and her attempt to take care of her aged father. Both love each other dearly and have the best interest of the other party in their hearts though it doesn’t stop them from driving each other mad each day. Rana played by Irrfan Khan gets caught up in the middle of this father-daughter duo during their travel to Kolkata and this gives an interesting aspect in the movie.
And there was some awesome songs too!
Let me end this post by saying that Piku is very much worth the time and money spent to watch it. Do give it a try if you haven’t watched it. I just loved it!
Highly recommended for everyone – both young and old!