“Motion se emotion.” That’s a phrase that every Indian who’s grown up with a slightly older parent or grandparent at home can relate to. Because, let’s face it, for a particular generation (or two!) of Indians, the obsession with the quality and ease of one’s bowel movements - and how it affects everything, from one’s sleep cycle to marital happiness to performance at exams - is pretty all-consuming. And never more so than for the Bengali, the curious species that’s up front and centrestage in Shoojit Sircar’s Piku.
Featuring Amitabh Bachchan as the potty-obsessed, crotchety Bangali bhadralok, Deepika Padukone as Piku, his loving but ever-beleaguered daughter, and Irrfan Khan as Deepika’s suitor cum reluctant escort in this eccentric little family’s adventures, Piku promises to be a heartwarming and charming movie about living with and loving one’s family, no matter how odd or adorable they might be. And all to what sounds like a pretty amazing soundtrack. Watch this NOW!