True Story that inspired Pihu – The Netflix movie, is every parent’s worst nightmare.
Last year, a movie was released which captured the attention of many. “Pihu” was based on a horrific incident of 2-year-old girl stuck alone at home with her mother’s dead body.
The moviemakers came forward to confirm it is based on a true story as it is mentioned on the poster as well.
As per Mirror, the film is based on a real-life incident from New Delhi in 2014 – where a child was left alone at home with the dead parents.
As per the Vinod Kapril’s interview with the National, the director mentioned:
“I could have told the story from a parent’s perspective, but I chose to tell it from Pihu’s point of view.”
He further added:
“It was not easy because I cannot make a child act. I had a camera all over the place and let her act in daily life. I spent two months with her, just becoming part of the family.”
Additionally, there was one such incident in New York in March 2017 that had an uncanny similarity with the storyline of Pihu.
As per NBCNewYork.com, a 3-year-old girl lived with her dead mother inside an apartment for two-three days before being rescued by the police.
The report also mentioned the child being able to survive only on cereal that was spilled on the floor as her mother died in the bed. Though the girl was rescued by the cops, she was highly dehydrated, but survived, for which she was called a “miracle”.
Watch the trailer of Pihu where a 2-year-old kid, who doesn’t even know what’s safe for her but is left home alone with her mother’s dead body.