THE FATHER : Alternate Reality to Piku

“I feel as if I am losing all my leaves. The branches and the wind and the rain. I don’t know what is happening anymore around me.”

‘The Father’ is the alternate reality to ‘Piku’, had Bhashkor Banerjee went on to live longer, and had Piku ended up with someone less understanding and matured than Rana.

The reality of Anthony and Anne in The Father is so achingly devastating that one can only feel a little more comforted about the predicament of Piku, her baba and their life.

PS: Anthony Hopkins shatters you to pieces through a beyond extraordinary performance. Doesn’t matter that he will still lose out on the Oscars a month from now.

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