• It’s a charming, unpredictable comedy. Despite being obsessed with all the wrong body parts, it’s a film that’s full of heart.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    It is a film with tremendous heart — one that made me guffaw and made me weep and is making sure I’m smiling wide just thinking about it now — but also a sharp film, with nuanced details showing off wit, progressive thought and insightful writing.

    Take a bow, Juhi Chaturvedi, this is some of the best, most fearless writing I’ve seen in Hindi cinema in a while.

  • Anupama Chopra
    Anupama Chopra
    Hindustan Times


    Piku speaks its truth with simplicity and heart. It made me laugh and cry. And I can get behind any Hindi film in which a father says of his single daughter: “She’s financially independent, sexually independent.” Bravo.

  • Sweta Kaushal
    Sweta Kaushal
    Hindustan Times


    In a rare reminder of Hrishikesh Mukherjee films, Piku is does not feel like a movie; it might as well have been a video recording of any family with an ageing parent and a single child taking care of him/her.

  • Suparna Sharma
    Suparna Sharma
    Deccan Chronicle


    The characters, though etched with firm, bold outlines, have just a shade or two inside. They are defined by but are also restricted to just their idiosyncrasies. For a film whose plot and progression depends almost entirely on its characters, they are limited. They needed to be illuminated by stories, anecdotes, to be constructed in layers that would have given them dimensions. They are not, especially Bhashkor Banerjee.

  • Sushmita Murthy
    Sushmita Murthy
    Deccan Chronicle


    Simple and soulful, it leaves a sweet aftertaste that lingers for a long time after the lights go off.

  • Everything about you and your precious relationships spoke to me, stirred me and I wish you could hear how deeply you touched me…

  • A warm, charming and bittersweet family drama, Piku turns the genre completely on its head.

    The result is a magnificently original film that delivers a memorably unique movie experience.

  • Srijana Mitra Das
    Srijana Mitra Das
    Times Of India


    With passion, there’s precision too, the editing fish-bone sharp, detailing, down to Bhaskor’s monkey cap, perfect. Some moments evoke Ang Lee’s terrific ‘Eat Drink Man Woman’. Others evoke your and my life. Together, Piku makes you shake with laughter. It also makes your heart cry.

  • Constipation, as a subject, is clearly not something that’s easy to digest! But Sircar plays along with it; he makes you laugh with it; he lets you have fun with it. You become so much a part of Bhaskor and Piku’s world that even the intermission seems like an unwanted break. Sircar strikes his masterstroke in the second half – where he makes you cry just as easily as he made you laugh.

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    Piku brings to attention the changing trends in developing India in which young people living in metros struggle to make time for themselves and attend to needs of their ageing parents. There are some memorable scenes in which characters are unafraid to be vulnerable as they let go off their emotions. Credit goes to Chaturvedi that she does so simply, movingly, delightfully and more so in an unpredictable manner. Piku is a lovely tale which will touch your heart even if it does so by talking about bowel troubles.

  • Koel Purie
    Koel Purie
    India Today


    The only problem with Piku was that it ended. Yet it ended just like the rest of the film – in perfection. You felt full, satiated and still willing to squeeze in one more delicious bite if offered. I can’t think of a reason to take even half a star away. 5 stars.

  • Piku will make you laugh, cry and smile all at once. It is a slice of life film that captures a rather unseen but the most real father-daughter relation ever. Don’t miss this endearingly honest piece of work!

  • Sircar’s film is a feel-good, emotional tale, involving human relationships. Rarely do we come across films we can call gems and Piku is bound to touch your heart.

  • … a must watch this season as it brings back the memories of the legendary directors Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterjee and likes. This is a film that shall grow with word of mouth.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    Whether it is the accent, mannerisms, expressions or timing, Bachchan shows that if the role has any potential, he can still make mince-meat of it.

    Piku offers the most wonderful time at the cinemas, don’t miss out on it.

  • Although “Piku” keeps you in “motion” for two hours plus, it is one of the most entertaining and enjoyable rides about life’s fundamental needs, which you will thoroughly enjoy!

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    It takes the most ordinary situations from daily life and churns out the kind of drama that’s missing from modern mainstream cinema. There’s a deftness to its emotions. There’s a purpose to every point in the film. Even though this isn’t toilet humour, you have grown adults constantly talking about feces and digestive ailments. It could all put you off. Instead, it draws you in. That’s the hallmark of great cinema. It effortlessly speaks to its audience. It creates magical moments with the most unlikely situations. This one’s definitely to be watched with your family, especially your parents.

  • It’s amazing how a good script brings out the best in actors and that’s exactly the case with PIKU. PIKU is epic sh*t! You simply can’t afford to miss this one.

  • Shalu Dhyani
    Shalu Dhyani


    Piku falls short of being a masterpiece due to too much focus on motion and not enough on emotion. Nevertheless it is a cute little film that deserves a watch. Go for it!

  • Suprateek Chatterjee
    Suprateek Chatterjee


    Piku is a movie that urges one to approach life with healthy amounts of levity. It isn’t perfect, sure, but it achieves the unique distinction of being a crowd-pleaser while spending a considerable amount of screen-time talking about Things You Don’t Talk About, Ever.

  • Shoojit Sircar is obviously snug as a bug in a rug with the Bengali ‘Kaalture’ and that comfort reflects on the screen. Sharp screenplay and charming dialogues by Juhi Chaturvedi compliments the mood as the duo take us through a Basu Chatterjee, Hrishikesh Mukherjee kind of delightful slice of life experience. However, one wishes that so much ‘Bengaliness’ was not unnecessarily crammed into certain scenes. –

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Piku is an exceptionally intimate character study.The three principal characters bare their frailties on camera as though they were part of a reality show that had no cameras. The emotions are raw and unabashed. The three principal actors sink into their roles like monks bathing in the holiest water on this side of the Ganga.

  • It’s only after stepping into Piku’s quirky world that we witness the brilliance of Shoojit’s craftsmanship.

    How he uses bowel movements to weave together a touching tale about family love, without ever employing cheap thrills or melodrama, is remarkable.

  • Piku glides over all of these heavy-duty themes with breezy lightness and consistent, well-timed comedy. This is a road trip movie after all, and it’s got hysterical, rapid-fire montage of cuts of the back and forth between the trio of Piku, Bhaskkor and Rana. The teeny bit of melodrama is handled beautifully by shuffling laughs and tears together like a pack of cards, making Piku one of the more emotionally honest films to have come from the industry.

  • And that’s Chaturvedi’s real talent: her writing never gets bogged down in seriousness even while dealing with serious issues. She successfully explores ponderous concepts, but through sparkling conversations about bowel movements. Piku is great fun. It’s filled with laughter and so much motion as well as emotion that you will want to watch it again the moment you come out.

  • Gayatri Gauri
    Gayatri Gauri


    Sircar’s Piku is khoob bhalo jhaalmuri. Go eat. Digestion guaranteed.

  • Johnson Thomas
    Johnson Thomas
    The Free Press Journal


    …is quaint and quirky, has a few chuckle worthy moments but never rises to any great heights in terms of content or form!

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    …has sectional appeal only. It is entertaining and very different from the usual commercial films but it will be loved by only the class audience and will, therefore, score in good multiplexes, mainly in the cities. But business in lesser multiplexes, single-screen cinemas and smaller centres will be low as the masses will not take to the drama. Its business will fall quite short of the investment made in the film. Release of one big film almost every week now will be a major factor to greatly limit the film’s box-office prospects.

  • Piyush Chopra
    Piyush Chopra


    …is a largely impressive and splendidly fun follow-up by Shoojit Sircar to his fantastic Madras Cafe. The finale of the film does play a spoilt sport, but you’re still left with the memories from one helluva journey you’re unlikely to forget soon.

  • More than anything else this comedy got me slightly emotional thinking about how distracted we get by life in general that we often begin to take our old folks—parents, grand parents—for granted. We get far too edgy and impatient sometimes dealing with their old-age idiosyncrasies. God knows, at some point, they will be no more. And we will miss them forever…

  • …is a wonderful family film, which will certainly make you wear a broad smile.

  • Samiya Dinware
    Samiya Dinware


    Piku is a refreshing tale that acquaints us with one of the craziest father-daughter duos ever. It features three extremely talented stars who will not disappoint you. To sum it all up, if you are looking for a light-hearted film to enliven your weekend, Piku is definitely recommended for you.

  • Moumita Bhattacharjee
    Moumita Bhattacharjee
    Bollywood Life


    Bengali or not, Piku is a mass family entertainer. This weekend, it will be a mistake not to catch up with her and her Baba’s shitty problems. It is a film that will leave you with tears in your eyes and smile on your lips towards the end.

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    A worthwhile road movie despite an over-reliance on toilet humour…

  • In the end, however, you will love this nutty comedy for its characters that are nuttier still. Much like all of us and the people we love. “Death and shit can come anywhere,” says a character. That’s quite a philosophy! Watch it, and then watch again. This one’s a winner!

  • Piku leaves ample scope for stereotyping Bengalis but I’ll resist the temptation to go in that direction. I will say though that their “roshogulla-ness” is taken in perfectly even when they are being nasty and well – passing of motions as emotions.

  • Rahul Desai
    Rahul Desai
    Mumbai Mirror


    Unlike its cagey titular character, Piku is a film that’s hard to dislike. It is structured as a journey that relies, at times forcibly, on the relatable nature of its protagonists. The music feels like a warm breeze, worldviews and personalities seem familiar, and the quiet final minutes reiterate the circular motion of life.

  • JPN


    Do watch this one, more so, if you are a Bengali. I bet you won’t stop smiling for most of the two plus hour duration.

  • Watch Piku if you are in the mood to watch a movie that’s all heart. There are no larger-than-life heroes, dramatic transformations or neatly-tied endings. Still, Piku works its magic because it steers clear from the usual trappings.

  • Murtaza Ali Khan
    Murtaza Ali Khan


    Piku’s innocent toilet humor may be at the receiving end of some flak from certain sections of audiences but most viewers will certainly appreciate the spirit in which it’s done. Piku will certainly prove to be a great experience for those looking for a nice family outing. But, if your sole aim is escapist entertainment then Piku would certainly leave you cold. Recommended!

  • …is a simple and funny movie which offers you a chance to get entertained with your entire family, as you don’t have to fear about any adult content popping up.

  • Fake hair is well balanced with real moments and real people. The early morning milkman, the newspaper delivery boy and his cycle, the misty wintry mornings, the old Kolkata buildings and the roadside kachoris make Piku a delectable ride. Watch and drool.

  • Arpit Agarwal
    Arpit Agarwal


    his was a movie that completely caught me off guard. And however successful Baby and Badlapur were, they didn’t make me want to go right back in. Only Dum Lagaa Ke Haisha did it better. I say, complete the trilogy of bodily fluids, Shoojit Sircar and Juhi Chaturvedi, but yes try to move a little north. But even if you don’t, I don’t think I will mind.

  • For the Masala flicks lovers, Piku is certainly not your cup of tea, but for the ones who love light and real cinema, do watch it this weekend.