The upcoming edge-of-the-seat thriller 'Pihu' features two-year-old Myra Vishwakarma playing the titular role. Reports suggest that Myra was just two-years-old when she shot for the film back in 2015. The makers dropped the trailer just two days back, on Wednesday, that has left many cine-goers intrigued.
The director of the film, Vinod Kapri made his debut with the film titled ' Miss Tanakpur Hazir Ho' and is said to be completely grasped by the two-year-old Myra, the moment he met her. In a recent interview to a media publication, the director revealed intricate details about how the film unfolded once Myra was on-board. He stated that the entire crew gave the child her time to acquaint herself with the space and shot parts of the film for two hours every day.
Further, he revealed that there were three cameras placed on the set as they could not ask the two-year-old to give another take. Reportedly, the toys that have been used for the film, are said to belong to Myra. The filmmaker disclosed that he tweaked the script of his film to fit the behavioural patterns of Myra and met her frequently so that a favourable environment could be created for her.
As per reports, the team also rented an apartment and the two-year-old shifted with her family there temporarily so that she could get accustomed to it.
Watch the trailer here!
The story is about a 2-year-old Pihu, who one day early in the morning tries to wake up her unresponsive mother. The toddler gives up on waking her mother and sets out to explore the spacious apartment. The apartment is still messy from the birthday party the previous night. The hungry child goes up and down the stairs on the lookout for food. She raids the refrigerator, the microwave, the stove, burning her toast in the process. She is periodically distracted from her chores by nervous phone calls from her father who is frantically trying to reach his wife, while he is out of town. The suspense ratchets up as we helplessly see the adorable mischievous child exploring an overflowing sink, forgetting to turn off the flame on the stove, risking a fall and an unresponsive mother. The audience is bound to, give out a yell and be on the edge of the seat as the toddler carries on with her adventure.
'Pihu', based on true events, is a film about a little girl trapped in an apartment alone. It is an emotionally riveting thriller based on a true story which will haunt you ahead of its release with its nerve-wracking trailer. This is the first-of-its-kind film to have only a 2-year-old protagonist throughout the entire duration of the film. The film has received accolades at various international film festivals and was selected as an official entry for Vancouver, Palm Springs, Iran, Morocco, and German film festivals winning the ‘Best Film’ award at Morocco. The film is slated to release on 16th November 2018.
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