Film Review: Piku

Piku is a delightful film about very little and yet it says so much. Nothing much happens in Piku. We are introduced to the main characters – Piku, an architect, who lives with her father in Delhi.  Deepika Padukone plays her. Piku is fierce – both in her attitude toward life and in her love for her father, Bhashkor Banerjee.  Bhashkor, played by Amitabh Bachchan, is, as Sweety in Kaminey would say, a single-piece.  He’s 70.  He’s a hypochondriac – so he’s almost disappointed when his blood pressure is normal.  But the central motif of his life is bowel movements.