Interval Murmurs: 1st heard were the sigh of relief as at least for 10-15 minutes one won’t have the heart in his/her mouth which was followed by notable mention of few scenes where viewers felt to have some superpower to jump on screen and save the poor girl.
Plot: A two-year-old Pihu is left alone in a flat high-rise as her mother commits suicide by consuming sleeping pills. She locks herself in the refrigerator and a glass bottle is smashed, she turns on the gas and the oven to heat her food which burns when her doll falls from the balcony, she climbs the railing.
Pihu is like Trapped but with a kid and more fatal situations. Remember the last sequence of Trapped when Rajkumar Rao climbs down the building and how much he feared for his life; Pihu is 90 minutes of that.
The girl Pihu (Pihu Myra Vishwakarma) in the movie will make you go aww, laugh and more importantly be scared for her life while she takes her baby steps carelessly near broken pieces of glass. With every step of hers, your heart skips a beat.
The director Vinod Kapri has done a spectacular job by casting Pihu and her mom (Prerna Vishwakarma) and due to that, the dialogue delivery of the kid is very organic. Vinod has used guerilla technique to shoot the actions of the girl. Vinod has conveniently used the balloons as jump scare to whenever the something scary or aww-worthy was not happening.
The balloon bursting jump-scare gets too repetitive while some flaws in the climax of the scene where urgency to end the film led to some careless mistakes. Pihu is worth a watch if you don’t have a faint heart.
We give Pihu 3.5 stars with loads of kink for the cute Pihu.
Interval Murmurs: 1st heard were the sigh of relief as at least for 10-15 minutes one won’t have the heart in his/her mouth which was followed by ...3.5