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PIKU Reviews and Boxoffice collections (Page 74)

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Posted: 14 May 2015 at 1:56am | IP Logged

#Piku turns out to be the biggets International opening for a Hindi film this year! ...

Piku, Deepika Fan Club, PIKU and 2 others
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Smilewow, its being powerful in its box-office collection too.Clap
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Posted: 14 May 2015 at 2:26am | IP Logged

Here's a chance to ask questions from #Piku stars @SrBachchan, @deepikapadukone. The stars will be on @abpnewstv

good year this.. Dum Laga Ke, NH10, Badlapur, Piku.. and so many more to look forward to. nothing like good cinema..

Extraaa innings will be extra exciting with @srbachchan tonight. Give a shout out if you can't wait to see Baba

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Posted: 14 May 2015 at 2:27am | IP Logged
Its good that the team is still promoting the movie. Given the good occupancy in multiplex it makes sense to continue to keep the movie fresh in people's minds.

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Posted: 14 May 2015 at 2:28am | IP Logged
A canadian publication gives Piku a glowing review.

Bollywood produces a classic with Piku

by Itrath Syed on May 13th, 2015 at 2:34 PM

2 of 2

    Starring Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan. In Hindi, Bengali, and English, with English subtitles. Rated PG. 

    Piku is an intimate, clever, and life-affirming story about the complex relationship between an adult daughter and her aging but persistently vital father.

    Piku (Deepika Padukone) is an architect and co-owner of a firm in Delhi, where she lives with her father, Bhaskor Banerjee (Amitabh Bachchan). She is constantly stressed as she tries to manage all her responsibilities while making ill-fated sporadic attempts at a romantic life.

    Her retired and widowed father spends all day obsessing about his constipation and speaking about it graphically to everyone. Bhaskor is irascible and prides himself on his critical nature and his brutal honesty. He is a champion of his daughter's independence, particularly insofar as it allows her to have more time to be devoted to him.

    On a whim he insists that they visit their home in Kolkata by car, as planes and trains will undoubtedly aggravate his bowels. Here enters Rana Chaudhary (Irrfan Khan), the owner of the taxi company who steps in to drive them when none of his employees are willing to subject themselves to a road trip with these notoriously difficult clients. Rana slides right into their familial dynamic.

    This basic plot is merely the premise for a surfeit of dialogue that moves rapidly between Hindi, Bengali, and English. The ensemble cast is superb, but Padukone is by far the star of this film. She beautifully captures the fine balance between loving devotion and utter exasperation that typifies filial responsibility.

    Despite their perpetual bad moods, there is an immense amount of love between father and daughter, and it permeates every scene. She adores him, despite his ability to be entirely engrossed in his ailments while maintaining the illusion that he isn't aging.

    This is a beautiful and often hilarious film about a love that lasts a lifetime.

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    Sultan_Of_Swing IF-Sizzlerz

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    Posted: 14 May 2015 at 2:31am | IP Logged

    Why Piku Director Shoojit Sircar Should Never Go Dark Again! 

    1 hour ago by Rajiv Vijayakar
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    Shoojit Sircar's filmography as director runs thus: Yahaan (2005), Vicky Donor (2012), Madras Caf(2013) and Piku (2015). The seven-year gap between the first two movies must have been a period of hard and fruitful introspection, because Yahaan, based on terrorism in Kashmir, was not just a box-office dud but also one long yawn for the viewer.

    Then John Abraham decided to back this director with the realistic comedy Vicky Donor"and struck gold. They later collaborated on Madras Caf a dark, grim narration on terrorism and Sri Lankan subversives, which despite bouquets from the media and industry, failed to win an audience.

    And now, with a collection that must have crossed Rs 36 crore (domestic nett) by Wednesday and will close its first week at just under Rs 40 crore, Sircar has bagged his biggest success in Piku, unanimously considered the year's best family entertainer so far.

    Certain aspects of Sircar's Hindi film career (he is an ad filmmaker who also produces Bengali films) grab attention: two of his films have been dark sagas on terrorism, and two have been wholesome family entertainers with an edge"while Vicky Donor explored sperm donation, especially its commercial side, Piku is expressly dominated by shit', as in ablution!

    So, while the first comedy was initially not endorsed as people feared a sleazy story, this film too had people cautious enough to check if it was not about crass, (literally) toilet' humour. But word-of-mouth won the day, and so did the tag-line Motion Se Hi Emotion'!

    Shoojit's forte is realism, and his research into regional ethos is truly immaculate. Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil Nadu & Sri Lanka, and his home state of Bengal have all come alive in his films, whatever the movies' other virtues or weaknesses, through (primarily) the layered characters and dialogues', aided further by apt sets and locations.

    It is said that any story (including a film) has three angles to its writing"the Emotional, Intellectual and Entertainment Quotients, which ideally must be in perfect balance. And Shoojit's IQ and that of the writing in his movies is spot on.

    As he put it when we met for Madras Caf, "My intelligence officer (John) is real, not a filmi Rambo!" We have also seen how convincingly Amitabh and Deepika played Bengalis in Piku, going beyond their personae to get submerged in the respective roles of Bhaskor and Piku.

    But the Emotional Quotient has been strongest, strangely, in his comedies, and obviously these two films rule even in the Entertainment Quotient, explaining their success as slice-of-life comedies of the kind that had blossomed with fellow-Bengalis Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chaterjee.

    And that is the principal reason why I feel"after due consideration and immense certainty"that Sircar should steer clear of dark films (we have had enough of them sinking, not floating, around!) and if possible stick to comedies, or at least films that have loads of humor even in a story in another genre.

    Sircar, who extracted superlative performances from Ayushmann KhurranaYami Gautam, John Abraham and the Piku star trio (including Irrfan Khan), and ensured brilliant writing in his two lightweight films, has the capacity to be a Mukherjee today, when such filmmakers are badly needed.

    So, dear sir, please leave terrorism to others. When you have the capacity to tickle our ribs and occasionally give us that lump in the throat (to use the anatomical references a la Vicky Donorand Piku!) so well, then why would you want to peddle depression?

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    Posted: 14 May 2015 at 2:49am | IP Logged
    Rock steady on Wednesday. Movie inching towards HIT status

    Domestic Collection


      1st Week


    05.32 cr


    08.70 cr

     Sunday 11.20 cr
     Monday 04.40 cr
     Tuesday 04.10 cr
     Wednesday 04.00 cr
      Total Domestic Collection 37.72 cr
      Total Overseas Collection 14.60 cr
      Total Worldwide Collection 52.32 cr

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    Posted: 14 May 2015 at 4:14am | IP Logged

    10 Things You Will Feel After Watching Piku

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    Piku is just what you want to watch to complete this weekend! We bet you would've already booked your tickets for it. However, for those of you who are still in a dillemma, here's why you must watch Piku !

    Get ready to feel that, 

    1) Your heart has just swollen up with love after watching Piku's heart warming story! 

    10 Things You Will Feel After Watching Piku


    2) Bong chics are SO beautiful 

    10 Things You Will Feel After Watching Piku


    3) Bengal is the next destination stop!

    10 Things You Will Feel After Watching Piku


    4) Life is so much more meaningful when you spend it taking care of others 

    10 Things You Will Feel After Watching Piku


    5) Irrfan Khan is such a brilliant actor 

    10 Things You Will Feel After Watching Piku


    6) Amitabh Bachchan looks best when portraying a Bengali father 

    10 Things You Will Feel After Watching Piku


    7) Piku's sound track is the best music composed till now in 2015

    8) Need to give your parents a big hug 

    10 Things You Will Feel After Watching Piku


    9) Movies like Piku have become rare 

    10 Things You Will Feel After Watching Piku


    10) Life really is like the beautiful road trip they take!

    10 Things You Will Feel After Watching Piku


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