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Sultan_Of_Swing IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 08 May 2015 at 3:16am | IP Logged
Friday, 8th May 11:55 AM IST

PIKU Takes A Good Start, KUCH KUCH LOCHA HAI Struggles 

Bollywood films have disappointed and no big films made impact in last 6 months except ''PK''. This year not a single mainstream masala Bollywood film worked and to make situation worse Hollywood biggies ''Fast & Furious 7'' and ''Avengers Age Of Ultron'' over-performed. Today two films ''Piku'' and ''Kuch Kuch Locha Hai'' are releasing of diverse genre. 

''Piku'' is produced by Sony MSM and distributed by Yash Raj Films. Film released in 1600 - 1800 screens and it has opened to glowing reviews and decent occupancy. Film is solid in metros especially in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Film has opening of 35% and it seems that with good word of mouth, film can score very good day one around 5 cr nett and it can go higher depending on evening shows.

''Kuch Kuch Locha Hai'' is another Sunny Leone starrer and has real bad reviews. Film released under 1000 screens and going by the competition at box office, film will find it tough to collect even 2 cr nett on day one. Film will be very lucky to reach this figure after poor performance of last Sunny Leone starrer ''Ek Paheli Leela''. 

It seems that ''Gabbar Is Back'' will also will be in mix and might challenge ''Piku'' and for sure will overpower Sunny Leone starrer in single screens.

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Piku is heartwarming!!
Saw did bestie today!

The whole team has done a great job!Clap

Smiled n cried after soo long

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BO update: Piku starts strong; KKLH dull

By Bollywood Hungama News Network, May 8, 2015 - 14:33 IST

This week we see the release of two starkly contrasting films PIKU and KUCH KUCH LOCHA HAI (KKLH). While the first directed by Shoojit Sircar featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan heralds the return of drama, the latter KKLH directed by Devang Dholakia featuring Sunny Leone and Ram Kapoor is said to be a comic entertainer. 

As expected PIKU, that has been in the news has opened to a strong start with morning shows featuring an occupancy rate of 40%. However KKLH has started on a slow note with a meager 20% occupancy rate, while Akshay Kumar's GABBAR IS BACK that continues its run at the box office fares much better. 

On the whole, PIKU is expected to dominate the weekend, while GABBAR IS BACK will hold strong. KKLH on the other hand will have to rely heavily on positive reviews and good word of mouth to compete with the other films. To Movie News

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Piku review: The eccentric family of Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone is endearing

  • Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 08, 2015 15:15 IST

Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan in a poster of Shoojit Sircar's Piku.

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Director: Shoojit Sircar
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan
Rating: 3.5/5

A father who introduces his 30-year-old daughter to her suitors as a "financially, emotionally and sexually independent, non-virgin woman" and a daughter who scolds her dad for his obsession with health and tells him it would have been better if he had some disease. 

The dad is Amitabh Bachchan's Bhashkor Banerjee and Deepika Padukone essays the role of Piku, the daughter, in this Shoojit Sircar's directorial venture.

How does this eccentric father-daughter relationship unfold on screen? Let us explore.

In a rare reminder of Hrishikesh Mukherjee films, Piku does not feel like a movie; it might as well have been a video recording of any family with an ageing parent and a single child taking care of him/her.

Piku presents a very realistic view of a typical Indian family. There is no cinematic aura, over-the-top idealistic relations and absolutely no preachy morals. The film harps on the simplicity of reality, gently tugging on your heartstrings.
The film explores the relationship between an ageing parent and an independent single daughter.

The film explores the relationship between an old father and his daughter on whom he completely depends. Shoojit, who earlier gave us John Abraham-starrer Madras Caf (2013) and Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Vicky Donor (2012), once again proves that an entertainer does not have to be larger-than-life and unrealistic.

The beauty of Piku lies not in the story but the way it is told. The film shows that mind-boggling stories are not essential to touch hearts on the silver screen. Piku's story is too simple - it does not offer shocks or surprises. Instead, it is one of those endearing narratives where the actors' performances and nuanced ways in which the director tells the tale overpower the predictable storyline.

Juhi Chaturvedi's warm and sweet screenplay ensures that everyone who lives with or has lived with ageing parents will identify with Deepika's character. It is irritating to deal with their tantrums and we keep scolding them, but the moment we see the smallest deterioration in health, we are ready to do anything to ensure that they are back to their childish ways.

Bhashkor (Amitabh) and Piku (Deepika) are Bengalis living in Delhi. While Bhashkor spends his days obsessing over his bowel movements, Piku is a wonderful multi-tasker who manages the whole household, works at an architecture office and also tries her best to maintain an active sexual life.
Amitabh Bachchan ensures you will not forget this 'motion picture' in a hurry.

Rana Chaudhary (Irrfan) is the owner of a taxi service company that is reeling under the onslaught of Piku's arrogance. While several of his drivers have left because of her attitude, many have caused accidents when faced with her wrath. Situation puts Rana in the middle of Piku's family drama. While he is attracted to Piku, he is also aware how this caring woman can also be arrogant, rude and adamant. As he maintains his distance, Rana's interaction with Piku has a subtle, understated romantic tone.  

Rana's character brings sanity to the eccentric lives of Piku and her dad, but not in a way that they would welcome. He is as much an outsider to this freaky family as the audience - a non-Bengali caught in the middle of a Bengali family so obsessed with their domestic problems that they involve him in their arguments and when he presents a rational viewpoint, they ask him not to interfere in 'family problems'.

He is shocked at the way Amitabh behaves with his caring daughter and is surprised at the daughter's arrogant behavior. During a road trip, as Irrfan drives them from Delhi to Kolkata, Amitabh sings a Bengali song 'Ei poth Jodi na shesh hoi' and asks Irrfan if he knows the meaning. After a small irrelevant chat, Irrfan is told the meaning: "What if this road doesn't end?" Irrfan, 'the Thakur from UP' tells Amitabh, "Aisa gaana gao jiska kaayde ka meaning ho."

Another refreshing thing about Piku is that it does not obsess about romantic relationships. Despite all the hullaballoo about the pairing of Deepika and Irrfan, the film has none of your clichd Bollywood romantic moments. Instead, the romance in Piku is real and endearing, mainly because it is subtle and understated.
Irrfan and Deepika's 'real' romance adds depth to Piku.

Towards the end, Irrfan is about to leave Piku's family and Deepika wants him to stay because she finds his 'normal ways' rational. Not at a single point does she tell him that he should stay for her sake or that she needs him, she only hints that he is welcome. The sheer simplicity of the silence between the lead pair and their charming banter makes their romance identifiable.

Deepika Padukone proves yet again that she is perhaps one of the most dedicated lead actors the industry can boast of and one who does not disappoint with her bold choice of non-glamorous, refreshing roles. Her attitude in the film will in remind you of all your women friends who are independent, have a mind of their own and do not allow anyone to dictate their lives (that is, if you are not one yourself).

Amitabh Bachchan is endearing and real in his portrayal of a 70-year-old man, dependant on his daughter. However, in his bid to come across as the ageing man who turns progressively childish in his demeanour, Amitabh does sound a lot like Auro (his character from Paa).
Watch: Piku's drama-less and endearing character makes it a must watch

While all the characters in Piku are well etched and present a very realistic picture, it is Irrfan Khan who stands out. He does not have as many dialogues as Piku or the eccentricities of Amitabh's character but his facial expressions and body language ensure your eyes are glued on to him every time he is onscreen.

In a sequence during their road trip to Kolkata, Irrfan is trying to warm up to Deepika, enquiring about her ambitions and plans in life when Amitabh interrupts and lectures on how Irrfan should have gone about his life. The script does not allow a comeback for Irrfan's character, neither is he given any space for body movements to express his discomfort.

However, Irrfan stares at Deepika and his look says it all, the irritation of a stranger commenting on his life, the subtle message that perhaps he is bearing all of it for the sake of her, et al. Irrfan's eyes do most of the talking in the movie.

In another sequence, when Irrfan is still trying to breach the domestic code and make an entry into the quirky, crazy family of Piku, he walks up to Amitabh and hands him a bunch of herbs. He tells Big B, "Tulsi aur pudina hai, isko ubalo aur piyo. Fir dekho kaise pet saaf hota hai."

Without having really focused on Rana's character, Shoojit gives a peek into world with this sequence: He is a man who is well-rooted and carries his own share of knowledge of home remedies and dealing with domestic issues.

Jisshu Sengupta does not have much of screen space but he leaves an impression with his portrayal of Deepika's business partner who has learnt to live with the craziness of Piku and her dad. Moushumi Chatterjee fits into the role of Deepika's maternal aunt who loves Piku's family as her own.

Shoojit and his camera showcases Kolkata's beauty without over-glorifying it. Kamaljeet Negi, Piku's cinematographer, pans his camera across the locations, capturing the charms of old Kolkata. Anupam Roy's background music adds to the Bengali character of the narrative.

Piku, nonetheless, disappoints in bits and parts. The family of Irrfan is not given much footage in Piku. We are introduced to his family in passing but there is no closure to his struggles in life. Even Deepika-Amitabh's relation, the focal point of the movie, ends on a very predictable note. But that does not take away the pleasure of watching of a warm, endearing and sweet film that Piku is.

The story of Piku, does not hold much weight and its ordinariness would have crumbled to stale jokes on digestive systems had it not been for the brilliant narrative and overpowering performances.

An emotionally rich and endearing film, Piku is a heart-warming experience that every Indian who has lived with ailing or ageing parent will connect to. Independent women who juggle their professional and personal lives with domestic responsibilities are likely to identify more with it.

Piku offers no masala or romantic escapades but neither does it bog you down with preachy monologues and gyan on how kids should be responsible towards their parents. This is the kind of entertainers Bollywood should aim at.

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