Pihu (2018)

Myra Vishwakarma: As the innocent child caught up in extraordinary circumstances, looks like a natural. She may be a toddler, but she does well with her role.

Story: After a tragic incident, two-year-old Pihu (Myra Vishwakarma) is trapped in an apartment all by herself. She has very little food and water, as she’s also cut off from the world outside. Under such dire circumstances, Pihu has to survive and her day-long ordeal forms the crux of the story.

Cinematography: Tedious

Screenplay: Extraordinary

Direction: The inconsistent writing and direction by Vinod Kapri rob the movie of its desired impact. With a little more attention to detail and conviction, this one could have been a terrific experience.

Pihu (2018): The film does manage to reflect on these relevant themes. 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. Pihu’ is a metaphor meant to bring to light two glaring realities of the society we live in – the impact domestic violence/dysfunctional relationships can have on children and how people in a big city don’t really care about those beyond their kith and kin.

 

Review by Shreya Ghosh

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