The thrilling trailer of the upcoming Bollywood film Pihu has just released but has already created a stir on social media. The 2.05 minutes official trailer showcases the story of a two-year-old distressed girl at home who is alone after her mother’s death. This whole concept has in itself left viewers disturbed and perplexed. Many celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan have expressed their concerns and it shows the discomfort Pihu official trailer is causing.
Directed by Vinod Kapri, even the film’s producer Ronnie Screwvala has described the intense film as ‘every parent’s worst nightmare’.
Pihu is about a little girl trapped in an apartment alone. Doesn’t it remind us of Rajkummar Rao’s Trapped? The only difference is that the protagonist was an adult and Pihu is a two-year-old.
Unlike Trapped, Pihu’s official trailer shows a distressed Myra aka Pihu, who is unable to wake up her dead mother. That’s when the story unfolds.
That’s why Pihu’s official trailer has caused many severe reactions from the film fraternity as well, so let’s have a look at some of them:
Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan talked about the protagonist:
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A film with just one artist .. a child ., !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 24, 2018
Actress Bhumi Pednekar also couldn’t resist tweeting:
Am still recovering…was literally praying through the trailer… #PihuTrailer This little girl 🙏🏻 @RonnieScrewvala @roykapurfilms and team this made me so uncomfortable and scared that I can’t wait to watch the film 👏🏻 https://t.co/o8QcRIxOef
— bhumi pednekar (@psbhumi) October 24, 2018
However, now the film’s promotional strategy hasn’t gone down well either. Just like the movie’s official trailer, their marketing strategy has irked Twitterati severely.
People from across India got unanimous calls from an unknown distressed child called Pihu who hysterically cries for help for her parents.
These frightening calls then end with a message which directs to the link of Pihu’s official trailer!
The unfortunate recipients of these prank calls have now lashed out on Twitter and criticized the makers for this ploy. Have a look at some reactions:
Got a call from an anonymous number. A baby wailed about her mother and dad, and hung up. Disturbed, I tried calling back in vain. Got a message with a link to help the child. A link, as it turns out, of #Pihu's trailer. A horrible idea, a disgusting invasion of privacy.
— Sudhir Srinivasan (@sudhirsrinivasn) October 26, 2018
I loved the trailer of Pihu, but like calling people up from an unknown number as a part of a movie promotional strategy is fucking annoying. Especially when the phone call is of a baby crying for her parents. Movie marketing has reached absurd levels.
— Shreemi Verma (@shreemiverma) October 26, 2018
The disgraceful number is…
Did I just get a call from a hysterical child called Pihu asking for help ???? And this is a film promotion? The no is 7024820657 totally disgusting. I am so traumatised
— Chuman Das (@chumandas) October 26, 2018
Sounds so fake!
So that was what that call was. 😛 I hung up mid-way because it sounded so fake. Didn’t have the time for entertaining “prank calls” .”pranks “ should be limited to the sets of the housefull franchise
— Rudrani Chattoraj (@rudrani_rudz) October 27, 2018
Pihu is produced under the banners RSVP and Roy Kapur Films respectively. The official trailer released on October 25.