Pihu (film)

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Pihu
Pihu Movie Poster.jpg
Official Poster
Directed byVinod Kapri
Produced byRonnie Screwvala
Siddharth Roy Kapur
Shilpa Jindal
Written byVinod Kapri
StarringMyra Vishwakarma
Prerna Sharma
Music byVishal Khurana
CinematographyYogesh Jaini
Edited byIrene Dhar Malik
Sheeba Sehgal
Archit D Rastogi
Production
company
RSVP Movies
Roy Kapur Films
Distributed byKirshnam Media
Bhagirathi Films
Release date
  • 16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Pihu is a 2018 Indian drama thriller film written and directed by Vinod Kapri and Jointly produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Shilpa Jindal.[1][2] It stars Myra, a two year old girl in the title role who gets trapped inside her house with no escape.[3] Pihu was premiered at the 2017 International Film Festival of India in the Panorama section and was screened at the Fajr International Film Festival.[3][4] It won the Grand Prize for Best Feature Film in the International Competition category and the People's Choice award for Best Film at the 14th Trans-Saharan International Film Festival.[5] The film's official trailer was released on 24 October, 2018 and was released theatrically on 16 November, 2018.[6][7]

Cast[edit]

  • Myra Vishwakarma as Pihu
  • Prerna Sharma

Production[edit]

National Award winning director Vinod Kapri said that the idea behind making the film was with the question of "what does a toddler do when she is left alone at home?" He also based it on a real life incident that he read in 2014 in a national daily about a four-year-old girl who was left alone at home. He decided to have minimal dialogues in the film, wanted the story to depend on "how the girl behaves", and felt that "every shooting schedule [was] unpredictable."[8] He also mentioned that the film explores the issue faced by a married couple, compulsions about the concept of family and children. Kapri also spent four months with the kid getting to know her and familiarise her with the other crew members.[8]

The girl has never acted before and Kapri is close friends with her parents, so they agreed for her to act on this project.[8] The film was shot for two hours a day with three cameras placed on the set since Kapri felt "you can’t ask a two-year-old to give another take."[6] Kapri made some changes in the script based on Myra's behavioral patterns.[9] Myra moved to the flat for two months that was rented for shoot.[9] Kapri had to wait for six months after he had finalised Myra for the film due to production issues. Later, his friend Kishen Kumar came on board as a producer. With a budget of 45 lakh (US$63,000), they started shooting the film but Kumar got a cardiac arrest later and Kapri had to again seek help for the film's post-production budget.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pihu Trailer: Tension is the Hallmark of this Thriller". CNN-News18. 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Pihu trailer: This gut-wrenching tale of a 2-year-old left alone at home will make you sit up and take notice". Times Now. 24 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b Bhowal, Tiasa (24 October 2018). "Pihu Trailer Showcases The Terrifying Tale Of A Two-Year-Old Trapped Alone". NDTV. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  4. ^ Hassandoost, Hassan (3 May 2017). "Review of Pihu". Fajr International Film Festival. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  5. ^ "'Pihu' bags 2 awards at Trans-Saharan International Film Fest". The Times of India. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Pihu trailer: Trapped with a 2-year-old but much scarier". The Indian Express. 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  7. ^ "'Pihu' trailer: A two-year-old's thrilling story will keep you on the edge of your seat". The Times of India. 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "Home Alone Filmmaker Vinod Kapri talks about his next film". The Indian Express. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  9. ^ a b c Sahani, Alaka (25 November 2017). "Home Alone, Almost". The Indian Express. Retrieved 24 October 2018.

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External links[edit]

  • ^ Pihu or Myra Vishwakarma wiki