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‘PIKU’ – Not so impressive to Me! – A Movie Review


‘What goes in one end, comes out the other. Any mention of human excretion usually elicits an ewwwu of disgust. Polite society demands euphemisms, especially when it is about adults and their digestive tract functions. But as is universally known and acknowledged, the exception to this rule is reserved for Bengalis, in whose households conversation about ablutions is conducted in excruciating detail—did it happen, the quantum, the quality, the colour, is all up for animated discussion, and everyone at the dining table or the drawing room will nod sagely and jump in with their two bits of advise.’

-Read the full review of the Movie here

I found Amitabh Bachchan as confident as ever, but struggling with his Bengali diction and delivery of dialogues. Possibly, a Bengali speaking actor like yesteryear veteran actor Utpal Dutt would have suited well in the role. Deepika Padukone is very spontaneous and quite capable to play the role of a caring daughter who loves and takes care of her elderly father struggling with constipation problem.

Irrfan Khan is a natural actor as usual and slips into his character effortlessly well. The storyline is good, well presented and communicative with the audience so as to make it sit up and consider the issue of constipation among the elderly people. Another aspect highlighted is about how elderly parents need moral support from their children during their old age. Deepika Padukone as PIKU is a devoted daughter in the movie, keeping her father’s interest above hers, putting up with his tantrums, idiosyncrasies etc. In all, I would rate Deepika’s acting skills well above the average.


About Raman Ramamurthy

I am a Management consultant, an avid reader, play Lawn tennis in my leisure time and love Music. Presently, I am settled in India along with my wife and my son.


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