Shoojit Sircar’s films strives for excellence in cinema focusing on human relationship, strong bonding between characters and acting style which approximates real life and is relatively free of contrivance and device. Piku was a nice dramady with mind blowing performance by Amitabh Bachchan , Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan who vehemently carried the film on their shoulder.
Let us check how much Shoojit Sircar directed Piku collected in its lifetime at the box office.
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Piku tells the story of old-aged, suffering from constipation who travels with his daughter on a memorable road trip from Delhi to Calcutta to visit their ancestral home.
From critical acclaim films like Yahaan, Vicky Donor and Madras Cafe, Shoojit Sircar explores an untouched area which I guess no other Indian filmmaker has attempted before and gives a heart-warming and sweet father-daughter relationship which is sure to be enriched in your memory after you leave theater. The tagline ” Motion se hi Emotion” makes sense here as the entire movie talks about the constipation, bowel movement and even the color of the poop which Sircar does succeeds to bring humor without making it look bad. The scene where Irrfan Khan describes the benefit of Indian toilets over the Western one will certainly bring down the house, the constant nagging between father and daughter over the bowel movement is not dragging and will keep you entertained. The script written by Juhi Chaturvedi is refreshing and yet convincing. Art direction is magnificent capturing the essence of Delhi and Calcutta. Cinematography is stunning, capturing the beauty of India’s highway all the way from Delhi to Banaras to Calcutta. Dialogues are funny. Music is tuneful which gels well with the mood of the film.
Coming to performances, the film completely belongs to Amitabh, Deepika and Irrfan. Amitabh Bacchan once again proves his versatility. Deepika Padukone surprises with her simple and yet so powerful role. She is natural and makes her acting so easy as it is a cup of tea for her. Irrfan Khan is just perfect fit for his role. The actor is outstanding and you love him for that.
Piku opened a good note with Rs 5.24 crore on the first day. Thanks to the glowing reviews, the road-trip comedy film grew well on the first weekend with Rs 25.35 crore while it kept the momentum strong collecting Rs 41.20 crore in its first week. Piku ended its theater run with an excellent Rs 79.42 crore against a budget of Rs 40 crore.
Piku is produced by MSM Motion Pictures, Rising Suns Films Pvt. Ltd, and Saraswati Entertainment.