Known to have backed path-breaking and unconventional cinema like - 'Dev D', 'A Wednesday', 'Rang De Basanti' and 'Barfi' - in their first innings together at UTV, Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur seem to have picked up where they left off from.
Their first collaboration – PIHU in their new avatars at RSVP and Roy Kapur Films, is a testament to their belief in content-driven films. PIHU, directed by journalist turned filmmaker Vinod Kapri is a first for Indian cinema in every aspect, all set to release on August 3, 2018.
Circumstances lead to a 2-year-old girl 'Pihu' being left alone in an apartment. What ensues, makes for an edge of the seat social thriller, based on a true story which is sure to blow your mind. The fact that it's the only film in the history of our cinema to have just one character throughout, played by a 2-year-old child makes this movie absolutely incredible.
Much like they’ve done in past with 'The Lunchbox', 'Shahid', 'Khosla ka Ghosla', 'Udaan' and so many others, Ronnie and Siddharth have identified the unique potential in Pihu to break norms of storytelling, push boundaries of narrative and discovered a fresh new directorial voice in Vinod Kapri.
Pihu was officially selected for prestigious international film festivals which include Vancouver, Palmsprings, Iran, Morocco, Germany. The film went on to win "Best Film" at Morocco. It was also the opening film at India's largest - International Film Festival of India, Goa (2017) where it received rave reviews.
Siddharth Roy Kapur said, "It's always thrilling to come across directors who want to tell stories that disrupt the status quo using bold new narrative styles. Pihu is a film that has you on the edge of your seat all through, with a 2 year old child as the sole protagonist! It is a towering directorial achievement by Vinod and we look forward to bringing it to audiences very soon."
Ronnie Screwvala said, "PIHU is a unique film. Thrillingly Real. Imagine 90 minutes of a spellbinding experience, can easily be a True Story and yet it tugs at your heart at all times."
Vinod Kapri said, "I am still pinching myself that I could complete this film Pihu. It was almost an impossible film. In the beginning my dear friend Late Kirshan Kumar trusted my dream and PIHU was born. Later the way Sid and Ronnie adopted PIHU, it’s no lesser than a fairy tale for me. I’m glad that Pihu is now safe and in the hands of those who understand cinema in its true sense."