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Movie Review : Piku
Title : Piku Language : Hindi Year : 2015 Director : Shoojit Sircar Genre : Drama, Comedy IMDB Link Watch trailer on Youtube Lead Role : Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan
who caught public attention by presenting offbeat themes including that of a
sperm donor (Vicky Donor) and a political thriller (Madras Café) in his
previous works. A legendary actor whose very presence shoots up the interests
of the average cine-goer. A diva that
has attained the tag of ‘Lady Superstar’ by managing to balance commercial
success as well as critical acclaim. An actor known for choosing performance
oriented roles, and whose portfolio has grown beyond international boundaries. When
such eminent personalities join hands for a project, it is understandable that expectations
reach sky high. And Piku succeeds in satisfying your hopes.
be described as a realistic; coming of age tale of today’s working women, and
their social relationships and much more. To put simply, it is the tale of a
Bengal born Delhi settled young woman and her retired father, who is a skeptic
and unconventional. Once again, director Shoojit Sircar has taken on a less
talked about, but hugely relevant topic that is constipation.
also be labeled as a road film, and the car journey from New Delhi to Kolkata
reveals each of their personalities. The makers have tried to comment on women
rights, and they have clarity on many social issues, including marriage and
sexuality. Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irfan Khan have all played
their roles to perfection. Music by Bengal based composer Anupam Roy adds soul
to the movie.
You might be familiar with the term Machine Learning. Worry not if you have not, cause I have tried to give a gist of the concept here. The term has been in the limelight of late and has been tossed around rather liberally to denote anything related to artificial intelligence, robotics, and data mining. Machine Learning, as the name suggests, could simply mean the field of study of enabling the “machines” (computers) to “learn” from past experiences and make informed decisions in the future. Wait a minute! Learning from past experiences is something humans do, right? Exactly! The computer folks want computers to behave more and more like us. As if there aren't enough of us already. As the machines are becoming more like us, we are becoming more like them. Introspection time! Most of us wake up every morning like clockwork! Then we rush through the morning routines - get dressed, wade through the traffic, and reach our offices or schools or wherever people expect us to be. We spe
Before The Judgement I believe I must begin by addressing the pressing question - Was planning a vacation in the midst of a pandemic a recommended move? No. Yet we went ahead with it. Here is why. We (Nithya & I) were newly married, and our vividly planned vacation at the island of Langkawi was stolen away from us by the virus. Our stay in Delhi was coming to an end due to job-related moves, and we felt it would be a waste not to utilize this opportunity in exploring at least one of the tourist hot spots easily accessible from the national capital region. Let us end this section by answering another question - Are the reasons listed above good enough to risk a vacation during a pandemic? No. We had taken a calculated risk. Arrival at Manali There are two phases to this - planning and execution. We had not started planning with Manali in mind. There were numerous choices - starting from Jaipur and Amritsar to Nainital, Shimla, and Manali. After a bit of reading and deliberations,
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