A Bengali household with a crotchety, constipated old man, an erratic and rude daughter and a few impeding relatives, on an extended dinner conversation – that’s PIKU for you.
While the story revolves in, out and around the chronicles of a human excretory system, it delivers humor in the most inescapable way. They throw shit conversations at each other quite literally. You might shy away or cringe initially at the descriptive narration of the morning affairs, but then it grows into you to the extent that all you can do is smile and empathize with Bhaskor’s every day struggle.
The shrewish Bhaskor (Amitabh Bachchan) will remind you of your dyspeptic uncle whose ’emotions’ are predominantly governed by his ‘motions’. While it is inevitable that whatever he does would be a marvel, but Amitabh as Bhaskor Banerjee, raises the notch up to skyrocketing levels. The characteristics of an old man are perfectly exaggerated with him being a Bengali. He is self- aware, intellectually evolved and perpetually critical like every third CR park resident.
To watch Moushumi Chatterjee onscreen after such a long time makes you wonder why isn’t she seen more often. The progressive, outspoken, warm aunt is played by her with flawless ease.