Director: Kapri Vinod
Starring: Myra Vishwakarma
Screenplay: Vinod Kapri
PIHU is the story of a toddler trapped in a house. Pihu who has just turned two years old has had a bash thrown by her parents Puja (Prerna Sharma) and Gaurav (voiced by Rahul Bagga). After Pihu goes to sleep that night, her parents have a huge argument which is not their first time. The next day, Gaurav leaves for Kolkata for work purposes early in the morning. Unable to bear the trauma of the problems in her marriage, Puja consumes pills and ends her life. Pihu wakes up next to the lifeless body of Puja. However, she’s unable to comprehend that her mother is no more. She tries to wake her up but to no avail. Gaurav meanwhile calls Puja to scold her for not packing his bags and also to inform her that he forgot to switch off the iron. However, Pihu answers the phone and due to her young age, she’s unable to inform her father about her mother’s state. Pihu meanwhile also feels hungry and goes down to the kitchen to have milk and snacks. However, she wreaks havoc as she tries to use the gas stove, microwave oven and refrigerator. She also accidentally switches on the geyser. What happens next forms the rest of the film.
The film is based on a true incident and how much ever tension there may be in the film, it lacks a proper story.
Technically, the film is decent. Yogesh Jaini’s cinematography is great, he manages to capture the tension very well. Irene Dhar Malik, Sheeba Sehgal and Archit D Rastogi’s editing could have been much better but they helped in building the tension nonetheless. Subash Sahoo’s sound designing adds to the film quite nicely. There was no scope for music in the film.
Performance wise, it was great. PIHU just consists of two actors and of which two year old Myra gets the majority of the time. She is a natural. Prerna Sharma appears dead throughout the film and is decent. Rahul Bagga’s voiceover is fine.
You have to give it to the director Vinod Kapri for bringing out such a wonderful performance from Myra. The film has been directed nicely overall as well.
At the box-office,
The film has taken a slow start but with a positive word of mouth can sail through due to low cost.