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Pikoo

Pikoo is a 1980 Bengali short film directed by Satyajit Ray for a French television channel, France 3. The film is based on a short story named Pikoor Diary (Pikoo's Diary), written by Ray for one of his books, Pikoor Diary O Onyanyo (Pikoo's Diary and Other Stories). The film showcases a day in the life of a six-year-old child, Pikoo, in the backdrop of his mother's extramarital affair.

Plot

Ranjan (Soven Lahiri) suspects his wife Seema (Aparna Sen) is having an affair. Their son, six years old Pikoo (Arjun Guha Thakurta), is enjoying his holiday. While playing, he gets annoyed by the loud barking of the neighbour's dog. Not knowing what to do, he shouts "Hush!" and is delighted when it works. Pikoo receives a telephone call from Hitesh (Victor Banerjee) who wants to inquire about Seema. Pikoo then passes the phone to Seema, who requests that Hitesh not to come over, without giving any explanation. Pikoo shares a friendly bond with his 80-year-old bedridden grandfather, Loknath (Promod Ganguli). Pikoo secretly tells Loknath about the fights between his parents, their conversation and requests Loknath not to share this little secret with anyone.

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    author
    director Satyajit Ray
    editor Dulal Dutta
    keywords colour cry draw how to id telephone call
    musicBy Satyajit Ray
    producer France 3
    theme short