The much-talked about film Pihu released this Friday and has garnered mixed reviews from the critics and audience. Based on a true story, the film entirely focuses on a two-year-old child Pihu played beautifully by Myra Vishwakarma.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the day one collection of the film. He tweeted, “#Pihu – an edge of the seat thriller revolving around just one character: a 2-year-old child trapped in an apartment alone – had a slow start on Day 1, but the positive word of mouth should help witness an upturn on Day 2 and Day 3… Fri ₹ 45 lakhs. India biz.”
#Pihu – an edge of the seat thriller revolving around just one character: a 2-year-old child trapped in an apartment alone – had a slow start on Day 1, but the positive word of mouth should help witness an upturn on Day 2 and Day 3… Fri ₹ 45 lakhs. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 17, 2018
A lot of buzz was created immediately after the release of its trailer. Besides, the bizarre way of promoting this film also caught a lot of attention, in which people received a random call from a number wherein a small child was heard wailing asking for help. The call then gets cut abruptly and you receive a message with the link of the film’s trailer.
In the film, Pihu is trapped alone inside a home where her mother is seen lying unconscious. She tries to wake up her mother by shaking her up, slapping her arms and then being tired of her efforts lies on top of her unresponsive mother. Pihu is then exposed to a precarious situation at home which is every parent’s worst nightmare. The nail-biting storyline leaves you waiting anxiously till the end to know what happens to Pihu.
Pihu is produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur & Shilpa Jindal and directed by Vinod Kapri, who has also won a National Award for his documentary Can’t Take This Shit Anymore. He ventured into the direction in Bollywood with his debut film Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho.