Piku is intensely funny because of its characters!
By Dev Meher
Jun 29, 2017
Whaaat? Who had ever imagined that Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone will one day star in a movie on CONSTIPATION with the inimitable Irrfan Khan?
Shoojit Sircar has done the impossible with his writer Juhi Chaturvedi, coming afresh from the runaway success of Vicky Donor starring Ayushmann Khurrana. We are glad that the actors agreed to come aboard because the end result is an irreverent and hilarious comedy drama that evokes laughs from the deepth stomach. Did we mean bowels? No!
Piku is quick to set its premise. Bhaskor (Amitabh Bachchan) lives with Piku Chaturvedi (Deepika Padukone) in New Delhi. Bhaskor has chronic constipation and is a petulant old man. Piku loves her father but is sometimes thrown off by his eccentricities. As it turns out, Bhaskor needs to go to Kolkata but he cannot take the flight. So, Rana Chaudhray (Irrfan Khan) comes to rescue. Each of the characters are etched with care and heart. Piku would not be half as funny without its flesh and blood characters who imbue the film and its situations with real experience.