Story: ‘Piku’ played by Deepika Padukone is Bhashkor’s harried daughter, trying to hack a professional and personal life while trying to minister to her demanding father. The younger men in her life, old-friend-with-feelings (Jisshu Sengupta) and reluctant-but-intrigued newer entrant (Irrfan) try and divert her attention.But Mr.
Banerji also genuinely believes that it is ‘low IQ’ of a woman to get married and devote the rest of her life looking after her husband and his home.
Piku isn’t only about a man and his toilet travails. It is also about ageing, filial responsibility and nostalgia for what is gone forever. Piku’s story is stunning. It beautifully explores the most basic bond of life – a parent, a child, a beginning and an end.
Performance: Amitabh Bachchan, whose performance is otherwise effortless, tends to overdo the Bengali diction bit. Khan’s performance holds the film together, balancing the diametrically opposed and fundamentally similar father and daughter, sometimes by just a truly pointed look.
Deepika is at her very best, the actress moving farther from her contemporaries with almost every successive film, and here she stuns with her casual body language and her inch-perfect intonation.
Music: Composer-lyricist-singer Anupam Roy has given the music of Piku, Bezubaan is a serene piece. You have to listen to the lyrics carefully because of the manner in which the words (with Manoj Tyagi chipping in as well) are spun together.
The album closes with Teri meri baatein. There is no ‘remix version’ for any of the songs, as the music deserves to be heard unadulterated. It would not be wrong to say that Piku is one of the more soulful albums to have come out this year.
Piku Movie Official Trailer: