Shoojit Sircar’s family comedy drama is breaking records and creating history worldwide. Piku notched up 11.2 Cr Net on Sunday in India, doubling the Friday figures, taking the domestic weekend to 25.22 Cr Net. Overseas, Piku has taken the biggest weekend opening of 2015, clocking nearly 2.273 Million USD or approximately 14.54 Cr.
Commenting on the film’s unprecedented success, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar says,
“It’s overwhelming to see the response from audiences across the globe. We are glad that Piku managed to touch hearts and bring smiles to faces. It was a great team work that has eventually paid off.”
Sneha Rajani, Dy. President and Head, MSM Motion Pictures, comments, “Piku has shown yet again that content is the king. We are mighty pleased by its success worldwide, which we hope will continue in the weeks to come. Piku as a movie is all heart and we are glad that it has touched the right emotional chord. It’s been an exhilarating and a very memorable journey for all of us. We are thankful to the audiences worldwide for showering their love on the film!”
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” and Amitabh Bachchan’s “legendary act” as Piku’s Baba to Irrfan Khan’s “crackling on screen chemistry” with Deepika. The Monday trends of the film are extremely good and at par with Friday and the film is expected to continue it’s dream run at the Box Office.
Piku is on general release now, produced by MSM Motion Pictures, Rising Sun Films and Saraswati Entertainment and distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd.