By K. Ashwin Mob: 09920183006 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.