Director Vinod Kapri’s film is a silly, sadistic and torturous experience
A Script So Visibly Manipulative That It’s Difficult To Stay Invested...The film is basically every parent’s nightmare, but attempts to up the emotional stakes fall flat because they are repetitive and obvious
At 96-minutes, Pihu grips you by the neck and doesn’t let your bat an eyelid. However, it could have helped a whole lot if it had a tighter second half.
Director Vinod Kapri never runs out of ways to engage our senses in the most heightened state of emotional vulnerability.
Time and again, it has been proved that mere ideation of a great film doesn’t make an engaging narrative. Director Kapri has claimed that the story is based on a real life incident that he knows of. There are reports that a New York based report could be the trigger for its basic premise. Whatever be the source, you don’t find the idea bizarre or something that is unlikely to take place. All you wish that despite having one of the most endearing and loveable child actors, Pihu doesn’t move forward.
Pihu may not be flawless, but it has something valid to say about lousy parents...
Myra Vishwakarma is adorable, but it is unsettling to think that she had to enact all these horrifying scenes. That a child should have to go through such traumatic scenarios for the sake of a few scares seem wrong.
This unusual thriller has all the elements you'd expect from a film that can attain cult status. In all fairness, the story does throw up a few nail-biting moments, too. But the inconsistent writing and direction by Vinod Kapri robs the movie of its desired impact. With a little more attention to detail and conviction, this one could have been a terrific experience.
A two-year-old actress rules this exploitative horror...Vinod Kapri's Pihu, which is inpsired by a true story, is not for the faint-hearted
A two-year-old's incredible solo act keeps this survival saga riveting even through its missteps
...the filmmaker indulges in with the child, despite getting enraged at her cuteness being exploited to send the adults on a guilt trip, you ultimately know how it will pan out. But 90 odd minutes of it is way too much of a torture, as much for Pihu, as for us.