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Is juhi chawla in the movie?

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So far so good. Watching the movie on Saturday.

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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, 7 May 2015, 20:46 hrs IST
Rating: 3.5/5 | 
There have been many iconic Bollywood films set in Bengal like DEVDAS, CHOKHER BALI, PARINEETA, KAHAANI etc. And now getting deeper into the beautiful Bengali world is this week's release PIKU, which is set in a typical Bengali household. Will this film prove to be as iconic as its 'predecessors', lets analyze.

The film starts off with a day in the life of the Delhi based Piku (Deepika Padukone), whose world revolves around her architectural office, her colleague Sayyed Afroze (Jishu Sengupta) and her father ever-so-doting father Bhaskhor Banerjee (Amitabh Bachchan). Life is absolutely monotonous for her. While her day starts off with her office and ends with her ever-worried-about-constipation father Bhaskhor. Despite all her efforts to brainwash him off the same, he refuses to budge. That's why she compromises with the existing situation, which also means that she has to cancel a lunch date in order to attend to her 'mentally constipated' father's constant SOS. Just when life is moving in a monotonous manner for the Banerjee family, a sudden decision to travel to Kolkata springs up. Because Bhaskhor rules out the possibility of travelling by air or train citing his constipated problems, the family decides to go on a road trip to Kolkata. One the other hand, due to lack of 'availability' of any driver, the owner of a rental taxi service Rana Chaudhary (Irrfan Khan) decides to drive the car himself. It is during this trip that Piku and her father realize a few bitter facts about life and about each other, courtesy, Rana, who doesn't believe in mincing words when it comes to calling a spade a spade. It is during this journey that a romantic tension develops between Piku and Rana. But when they reach Kolkata, a tragedy strikes the Banerjee household, which, not only changes the entire course of Piku's life, but also brings the entire Banerjee household to a standstill. What is this tragedy that strikes them, will Piku ever be able to find love and does Bhaskhor ultimately find a solution to his constipation is what forms the rest of the film.

Since the film comes from the stable of the 'thinking man's director' Shoojit Sircar and the 'thinking man's writer' Juhi Chaturvedi (best known for Vicky Donor), the film holds immense promise/ potential as the whole. One has to applaud the way in which Shoojit has handled the sweet and simple tale of PIKU. This film will definitely go down as one of the films in his repertoire that demands a superlative applause. After VICKY DONOR, MADRAS CAF and now with PIKU, Shoojit proves his supremacy as a storyteller. Even though the film is good in overall perspective, the climax is sudden and does seem to be left incomplete.

As far as the acting is concerned, this being an author backed role, no prizes for guessing as to it is Deepika Padukone who leads the show from all the fronts. One has to applaud this girl for making all the right choices in her career as far as her film selections are concerned. To stand up to the stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan is no mean achievement and Deepika successfully does that and how! All in all, she is excellent, sincere and shows immense growth as an actor. Despite his ever-so-towering persona, Amitabh Bachchan, on the other hand, is as down-to-earth as down-to-earth can get! Even though you will not find 'THE' Amitabh Bachchan and his famous mannerisms and baritone, you will be really shocked and surprised to see him in a new light. His behavior and mannerisms as a Bengali old man are simply outstanding. As for Irrfan Khan, there is no denying the fact that he is truly brilliant in his part. Despite the 'odd pairing' with Deepika, his onscreen chemistry with her and her family in the film really crackles up all the scenes. His interactions with Amitabh Bachchan are totally hilarious. The film also sees the 'return' of the ever-charming Moushumi Chatterjee back on the silver screen. In no way, has she lost the magic of her 'simplistic approach' towards her roles. She is an absolute endearing delight to watch in the film. The other actors like Jishu Sengupta and Raghuveer Yadav help the film in moving forward.

Since it's a simple film, the music of the film is also expected to be simple. And the film's music director Anupam Roy delivers just that. Even though there are not any chartbusting tracks in the film, the music of the film helps as a major driving force in the film's progress. While the film's cinematography (Kamaljeet Negi) is beautiful, the film's editing (Chandrashekhar Prajapati) is crisp. A special mention to the film's costume designer (Veera Kapur) for keeping the costumes 'in check' with the 'flow' of the film.

On the whole, PIKU is a must watch this season as it brings back the memories of the legendary directors Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterjee and likes. This is a film that shall grow with word of mouth.

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Goodluck to team Piku. Great reviews so far Clap

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Posted: 07 May 2015 at 10:32am | IP Logged
Originally posted by JungFrau

Is juhi chawla in the movie?

No. The name of the writer of the film is Juhi Chaturvedi.

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Posted: 07 May 2015 at 10:43am | IP Logged

#Piku and its simplicity winning hearts! @ShoojitSircar take a bow! @deepikapadukone, @SrBachchan @irrfan_k Thank you for the Entertainment

And let the superlatives continue #irrfan is just irrfan ... There is no other like him #piku ...

And u are simply #genius @deepikapadukone #piku wow ..

Salilacharya @Salilacharya

There is genius in a film and it is in evidence in a masterpiece called #piku @SrBachchan u have reminded me of evry #phamily memeber of mine sir

Raghuvendra Singh @raghuvendras  #Piku can not be missed guys! Go and watch it tomorrow in theaters. 

#Piku is so delightful simple fun n nuanced. I loved everything abt this wonderful film. Shoojit has such a keen eye.Gets it so right.

Pratishtha Malhotra @PratishthaM  It is a mandatory film to watch this weekend guys and with your parents of course. Go team #Piku @deepikapadukone @SrBachchan @ShoojitSircar

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This is what our reviewer Pratishtha Malhotra had to say about Piku.
A ray of sunshine in darkness is what I would call this Shoojit Sircar's wonder. Starting with the casting which has been done wonderfully by Jogi, this is a film where after a long time all the characters look and seem their part and the team deserves an applause for this first of all. PIKU is one of those rare films which warms the heart and soothes the soul. Sircar has a way of story -telling where it doesn't seem like you're watching a film but more like you are a part of it, which is an exhilarating experience in itself. You feel love and pain for the characters at the same time which surely is a mark of a genius film maker. Speaking of the phenomenal cast of the film which is a treat to watch, Mr. B has to be the most adorable Bengali you will ever come across and the way he pulls of the character of Bhaskor is just delightful. He is such folklore that there would always be lack of words to describe how alluring he is, even when he is constipated throughout.. (pun intended) as he believes,' Motion se hi emotion hai... Irrfan on the other hand with his quirks hits the note to the tee as the owner of a taxi company who happens to be frustrated with his mother and sister. He is so much at ease while he performs and this is the reason why he is the best actor in this country. When I talk about Deepika, to be able to hold a performance which is so effortless in front of these stalwarts is commendable. She and PIKU are inseparable in the film, so much so that PIKU seems a part of her. She holds fort and does so leaving us mesmerized by the simplicity of her character which is very interesting. This film is surely going to make that place on your DVD shelf which you would cherish years later and smile on the thought of how it made you feel. While most directors strive on drama in their film, Sircar is one of those who even in the most dramatic sequence in his film decides to stay quiet rather than voicing a long monologue and that is what makes this flick a little more closer to the heart. With some gentle music running in the back as the narrative progresses, this is a little wonder in itself. Go watch is with your parents and feel the journey of this coming of age fascinating narrative. 

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