Thursday, 13 July 2017

Piku (2015)


Comedy, Drama


Shoojit Sircar




Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Jisshu Sengupta, Moushumi Chatterjee, Balendra Singh, Swaroopa Ghosh, Raghuvir Yadav, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Akshay Oberoi, Rupsa Banerjee


It follows Piku (Deepika Padukone), a young and successful architect who struggles to get her own life, as she goes on a road trip with her stubborn and tantrum tempered 70-year-old father (Amitabh Bachchan) who makes her life nearly impossible. 


Since I was suggested to watch it by someone who usually suggests me good film, I watched Piku knowing absolutely nothing about it and having no idea what to expect. That said, I still was amazed by it. This film is so sweet, kind of moving but also entertaining that it makes for a great experience.

Very simple and easy to follow, Piku's is the kind of story where not much happens and doesn't need much to happen since it focuses on the relationship between a daughter and her attention-seeker father. And it explores the relationship quite well. It's a story we all know how it's going to end, but it still manages to be engaging.

And that's mainly because of the dialogue, humour and characters. The dialogue feels so natural, it's a pleasure to listen to it. Read it, actually. Although I missed some of it here and there because at times they were talking too fast and I couldn't catch up with the subs. But let's move on. The humour is shit. Okay, let me rephrase that. The humour relies a lot on toilet jokes, but it surprisingly works very well. Yes, there are a lot of constipation jokes, but some of them are actually funny. And I had some good laughs while watching it.

Then there are the characters. They are pretty good, especially the daughter and father. I do not know, however, whether they were stereotyped character or not since I don't watch a lot of Bollywood movies. Anyway, the performances from Deepika Padukone as Piku and Amitabh Bachchan as her father are also good and they make their relationship quite believable. So it eventually gets emotional. Irrfan Khan also does a quite good job as the owner of a taxi agency who drives them (apparently he is in evey good Indian film I watch).


  1. I have never heard of this film but the story line reminds me of some film from the states that sounds familiar...wish I could remember it.

    1. I agree that the storyline isn't very original, but the film is nice.