Making an entire feature film that revolves around a 2-year old girl is not easy. In fact to even suggest such a venture to any producer would require nerves of steel.
And yet scribe-turned-filmmaker Vinod Kapri has done it. The trailer of Pihu is not just a film about a 2-year old girl’s survival instincts when she’s left alone in her home, it also unfolds like a trueblue thriller(with an over-punctuated background score), with routine sounds in the house such as the sound of the phone in the living room or the the swish of the cooking range in the kitchen acquiring a menacing dimension.
I don’t think we’ve seen anything like Pihu before. There was of course Chetan Anand’s Aakhri Khat where a 1-year old is separated from his parents. He roams around Mumbai aimlessly somehow surviving in a city that sometimes falls short of compassion.
In Pihu director Vinod Kapri has used confined spaces to define the little girl’s curiosity bewilderment and shock. This film promises to be everything that Home Alone wasn’t. Disturbing and heartrending.