Published On: Fri, May 8th, 2015

Review : Piku (Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan)


Release date : May 08, 2015 Rating : 3.5/5

Director : Shoojit Sircar

Producer : N.P. Singh, Ronnie Lahiri

Music Director : Anupam Roy

Starring : Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan

Piku is one of the much awaited flicks in Bollywood this season. Shoojit Sircar , the director of Vicky Donor and Madras Cafe has come up with a different subject. This movie hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.

Story :

Bhaskor Banerjee (Amitabh Bachchan) is a 70 year old man who is very concerned about his health. He suffers from chronic constipation which makes it difficult to manage for his family. His daughter Piku ( Deepika Padukone) is a young architect who looks after him and she gets frustrated with the tantrums of her father

Rana Choudary (Irfan Khan) is the owner of the taxi service from whom Piku hires a taxi everyday on her way to office. One fine day, Piku and his father decide to visit their native place and they hire Rana to drive them. What happens in the due course of this journey and how Piku handles her critical father forms the rest of the story.

Positive Points :

The experienced star cast involved in this movie gives a good performance. Amitabh Bachchan’s tremendous performance is the major asset for this flick. His command over the dialogue, his delightful voice modulation and his typical face expressions are the defining moments in the movie.

Deepika Padukone played the best role of her career. Her character is well composed and she has done utmost justice to her role. She displayed a good sense of humor through out the film and carries the movie on her shoulders. She gave a top notch performance in the climax.

Irfan Khan’s role gave the much balancing affect and good depth to the story. His performance and comic timing gives an added advantage to the father-daughter relationship.

Entertaining first half and the emotional climax are the major attractions of this movie. The realistic portrayal of a typical Indian family relationship are showcased well in the movie.

Negative Points :

Despite a decent narration, director has failed to give a clear cut idea on the story of the movie. He has solely focused on the relationship between the daughter and father and has not given importance on the plot of the movie.

The flow of the movie slows down a bit in the second half of the movie. This lets down the audience after an entertaining first half. Few scenes looked lengthy and were dragged too much.

Director has stressed too much on the health concerns of Amitabh Bachchan and this has took the energy out of the thoroughly entertaining subject. Apart from three major characters, no other character was given thorough importance.

Technical Aspects:

Direction and narration of the slender story line is the best part of this movie. Despite a simple subject, the director made a good balance of the three important characters. The dulcet music score given by Anupam Roy is very endearing for the audience and the back ground score is also top notch.

Cinematography by Kamaljeet Negi is pretty decent as he locked the beautiful locales of Kolkatta. Editing has been superbly brought out as the brevity in the run time is well appreciable in the current trend. The production values also looked above par.

Verdict :

On the whole, Piku is a beautiful narration of an eccentric relation between an old critical father and her practical daughter. Despite few glitches and a below par story line, the emotional climax, an entertaining first half and a delightful performance by the star cast makes this movie is a must watch for the movie lovers.

Bollywood3 Rating : 3.5/5
Reviewed By Pradeep Varma