Hari ini - Mak mu sakit.
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Bisa tidak kamu mandi sendiri dulu... Kadang gw berfikir. Betapa menyenangkannya. Gadis gadis tanpa pekerjaan rumah.. #ceritahariini#piku#heavenbee2
Meet Piku Banerjee.
Piku is one of my favorite Bollywood characters ever written, mainly because there are so many dimensions to her personality. She is an architect, a boss, and a homemaker; she likes to play badminton, and is a Satyajit Ray fan; she is bad-tempered and difficult to deal with (a quirk she gets from her father); she is extremely progressive (father) and yet respects tradition (mother); she recognizes sex more as a need than a want, and hence has a friend-with-benefit while she dates other men in search of an emotional companion; she is highly opinionated, at times to the point of being stubborn (how she refuses to give in to the client's demands), and she nurtures an unshakeable love for her father. Piku is all of this, and yet she is an 'everywoman'.
Piku effortlessly fills into the traditional roles of being the man of the house as well as being the woman. She has to juggle so many balls in a day that she rarely gets time for herself, which is why we always see her rushing around, even inside her house. If you meet Piku, she most certainly will come across rude. She can't help it, and she doesn't care. She has a lot of personal shit (pun intended) to deal with to care about offending other people.
Piku doesn't have a love life, and her father is a strong reason behind this. She loves her father, understands his needs and manages his cantankerous nature, but she also realizes that any man who comes into her life will need to put up with this baggage of hers, and no one probably will. This is why she manages to find faults in every guy she dates, and also the first tiny spark between her and Rana happens only after her father passes away.
Piku embodies the true essence of feminism. If you were to ask her whether she is a feminist, she would probably say she isn't sure. Piku would never give a good thought to trying to be a feminist because she would be busy being one. A feminist, much like a Hero, is something you are, not something you tag yourself as. Only your subconscious actions and thoughts, that are mostly products of your upbringing, can make you progressive in the true sense.
The name Piku derives from a word meaning "innocent". Deepika Padukone in the movie was that, but so much more. Her will was fierce, but her demeanor was calm. She was determined to move forward, but reluctant to leave the past behind. She carried both the fast-paced dreams of Delhi and the old world charm of Kolkata within her. She loved intensely, cared wholly, and yet, never lost her individuality. She was patient with her father, her friend, but most importantly herself. She didn't measure her life in progress made in slots: she refused to find companionship just because the aunties at the party felt so. She didn't equate respect with agreement or obedience, but with honesty. She was confident enough to form bonds without being tied down by them. And she did all this so effortlessly that she connected to me, without taking up the burden of being an "inspiration". She was just herself, and that's all that mattered.