Piku ***1/2

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This is a movie about a journey of a father and his daughter. Though on the face of it looks like a road trip from Delhi to Kolkata and an old man cribbing about constipation, it is actually a journey of two person their relationships, insecurities and expectations.

Shoojit Sircar as a skilled doctor knows where the heart of Indian audience exists. Rather than shuttling between sub plot he sticks to the core of the film which revolves around a father getting insecure with a single thought of his daughter getting married and leaving him to die alone and handling the emotions of a daughter who is on the verge of crossing her marriage age and still not sure of her future. Only problem with the product is its abrupt ending probably it could have been explained in a better way.

Amitabh Bachchan plays the typical Bengali grumpy father with ease. I am a Bengali myself and I know how much the old people in our family talk about shit. This is a topic which binds us more than the food on the dining table. Deepika Padukone for once looks convincing and adequately pulls of the role. What can I say about Irrfan Khan he is like silk. He at places dominates the screen without going overboard.

Seldom you get to live another life this movie will allow you to do so. Enjoy it as it is sweet, sour and bitter all at the same time.

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