This weekend might have been Mothers Day and yet the film was all about the daughter doing things for the Father it still became the highest turn out this weekend over seas and across the globe! PIKU which came out this past Friday received a great turn out on the first and second day of the showing.
Shoojit Sircar’s family comedy drama Piku broke records on Saturday in India. The film registered a massive record breaking jump of over 65 percent in India registering a mammoth figure of 8.7 Cr Day 2 against 5.32 Cr on Day 1. Internationally the film has emerged as the biggest opener of 2015. The Overseas GBO till 8th May is estimated to be US$ 770,000. Saturday trends internationally indicate that markets as diverse as Dubai, Singapore, New York are all sold out! Look’s like the theaters had a packed weekend.
The film is riding on a massive positive word of mouth and has ensured that youth and families throng the cinemas to take a peek into the crazy world of Piku, Baba and Rana. A limited screen release, the popular and critical acclaim of Piku has been attributed to a number of factors- from Shoojit Sircar’s “ deft direction” to Juhi Chaturvedi’s “taut screenplay and dialogues” ; from Deepika Padukone’s “career best performance” and Amitabh Bachchan’s “eccentric yet endearing” act as Piku’s Baba to Irrfan’s “crackling on screen chemistry” with Deepika.
Check out our review here on the film and the trailer above – if you haven’t seen the film – then what are you waiting for?