Charlotte Robert | On 14, May 2015
The Bollywood film industry has struck again with its new movie, Piku, a comedy-drama film directed by the talented Shoojit Sircar.
Depicting a quirky father-daughter relationship between Piku (Deepika Padukone) and her father (Amitabh Bachchan) throughout a journey on a road trip from New-Delhi to Calcutta, Piku is a story about relationships. Relationship between members of a family, relationship between co-workers, employees and lovers. In fact, the movie reveals the difficulty to maintain relationships in harmony when one of them is totally out of control.
Piku is a successful architect living in New-Delhi with her 70 year-old father, Bhashkor. Juggling with her career and her life, she is weighed down by the responsabilities of her hypochondriac father who makes her daily life impossible. Jeopardizing her career by calling his daughter at any time of the day for his medication, dealing with her love and sex life, Bhashkor – played by the most influential Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan -Â paints a total selfish and annoying character, full of nonsense, but ridiculously funny.
Irritable and frustrated, Piku is meanwhile quite an arrogant and hot-tempered person, totally exasperated by her father’s attitudeÂ making her social life a hell. Still not married, feared by some of her employees and independent-willing, she reveals the difficulty for a young active adult to deal with a single sick parent.
When Bhashkor emotionally blackmails Piku to take a road trip from Delhi to their native city of Calcutta, the owner of the local cab company Rana (Irrfan Khan) has no choice but to drive them personally since none of his drivers are willing to endure the hot-tempered Piku. During their hectic road trip, they learn to deal with each otherâ€™s moods, forcing Rana to deal with their family drama and to support the daughter-fatherâ€™s impossible relationship. Throughout the movie he tries to temperate them, which often gives him cold sweats creating hilarious scenes.
The director Shoojit Sircar exposes here a heart-warming and poignant movie mixedÂ withÂ some Indian beautiesÂ such asÂ landscapes and food. Colourful, sarcastic and funny, Piku demonstrates contemporary issues with the difficulty for a young adult toÂ assumeÂ a parent.
The incredibly talented cast reveals an amazing duo Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone, showing while father and daughter are both with headstrong nature, they are deeply attached to each other. A touching and genuine relationship.
Piku is a beautiful film about a father-daughter irritating relationship with an unconditional love that leaves you wanting more. Definitely a must to watch.
When: From May 8th 2015
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