Journey song of Piku – Anupam Roy/Shreya Ghoshal – Anupam Roy | Piku (2015)

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This is an interesting song having a pleasant effect on us.

Movie: This song was featured in 2015 hit Piku (a name), a dramedy (comic drama) produced by N P Singh, Sneha Rajani and Ronnie Lahiri and directed by Shoojit Sircar under the banner of MSM Motion Pictures, Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited and Rising Sun Films. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan, Moushmi Chatterjee and Jisshu Sengupta. The plot revolves around a short-tempered Piku Banerjee (Deepika Padukone), her grumpy and aging father Bhashkor (Amitabh Bachchan) and Rana Chaudhary (Irrfan Khan). Rana gets sandwiched between the father and daughter duo as they begin their journey to Calcutta (Kolkata now).

Piku is a Bengali architect living in Delhi with her 70-year-old father Bhashkor. Her mother is no more. Bhashkor suffers chronic constipation and is a hypochondriac tracing all the problems to his digestive system. His habits, often lead to bickering with the servants and irritates Piku’s Chhobi Mashi (Moushumi Chatterjee), who regularly visits them. Though Piku loves her father and takes care of him, she also gets much irritated with him sometimes due to his eccentricities. Her colleague and friend, Syed Afroz (Jisshu Sengupta) suggests his friend Rana Chaudhary (Irrfan Khan) for conveyance to the office since Rana has a taxi business. Rana faces his own issues with his mother and sister.

Piku wants to sell their familial home in Kolkata. However, Bhashkor vehemently objects to it and wants to go to Kolkata. Piku has to go with him since she does not want to let him travel alone. Bhashkor wants to travel by road due to his constipation problem. Due to Piku’s problematic temperament, the other drivers of Rana back out before the trip. Piku is disappointed and decides to book a flight. But soon, Rana visits their home to pick up the family for the trip to Kolkata himself.

This song appears at this point of time in the movie. The song runs in the background. On the way, the group experiences many incidents, including Rana losing patience due to Bhashkor’s fussy behavior and constipation.

Song: The music has been composed and lyrics have been written by Anupam Roy.

There is a subconscious mind in everybody. The lyricist has written the song following that subconscious mind. There seems to be no connection between the lines. But the deeper meaning of the song could be about the journey called life.

Video: Cinematography by Kamaljeet Negi.

The video opens with the visual of the road, where Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone are traveling in the car. Above the car tied to it is a potty chair. Deepika ties up her hair and offers something to Irrfan Khan. He picks up one piece and eats it. Amitabh Bachchan is also eating something. There is a train moving on the tracks near the road. The visuals are very good.

In between, the car is stopped and all of them relax and stretch themselves. Finally, they reach Kolkata. Symbolically they show Howrah bridge, which shows that they have reached their destination.

Artists: The playback singers are Anupam Roy and Shreya Ghoshal. The onscreen performers are Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan.

Cultural Influence: If there are elderly people at home and they wish to be taken to some place or want something, then the others should comply with their wishes. This is a normal happening in many people’s lives. The song and artists are good. The video is watchable.

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