The Indian film ‘Pihu’, which can be watched via Netflix in many countries, suddenly goes viral. Through the social media, viewers are massively letting people know what they thought of the film, making everyone suddenly want to see it. “This is every parent’s worst nightmare,” warned the trailer. And that, according to viewers, is anything but a lie. “This is the most disturbing film Bollywood has ever made,” it sounds.
“Pihu” tells an alarming story. The thriller revolves around the 2-year-old girl Pihu, who suddenly has to take care of herself when her mother doesn’t wake up anymore. Her father is staying abroad for a business trip at the time. The house where Pihu and her parents are staying suddenly becomes one big death trap: because the toddler is unaware of the dangers in the house, viewers see Pihu end up in all kinds of disgusting situations.
The film is based on a true story from 2014. According to the maker, it was not obvious to bring the print to life. “It was so difficult because you cannot let such a young child act,” says director Vinod Kapri. “I placed cameras everywhere in the house and let the girl do it. That way I spent two months with her, and she became part of my family myself.”
The film is based on a true story from 2014. According to the creator, it was not self-evident to bring the print back to life. “It was so hard because you can’t let such a young child act,” says director Vinod Kapri. “I put cameras all over the house and I just let the girl do it. That way, I spent two months with her, and she became a part of my family.”
Effect not missed
The disturbing story clearly did not miss its effect. Through the social media it rains reactions from viewers, who say they can’t forget the film. “I never thought a 2-year-old child could give me such nerve-racking chills,” someone writes. Or, “if you have kids at home, this is definitely not a movie for you,” and, “it’s 4: 00 in the morning and I’m crying like a baby.”