1. Chaani saves a fish
Pipsi starring Sahil Joshi (as Balu) and Maithili Patwardhan (Chaani), tells the story of a girl who tries to save her ailing mother. Chaani and Balu hear a story about how a king’s spirit was entrapped in a fish and as long as the fish was kept alive, nothing would happen to the king. Hence the two start believing that if they save a fish and keep it alive, they can save Chaani’s mother.
The film also sheds light on how doing the same is such as task for Chaani in her drought-stricken village. This scene from the film is one of the many that sheds light on the same. Chaani sees her mother breathless and rushes to get her water.
She realises that the container has very little left. Chaani notices a few fish kept in the plate near the gas to be cooked, out of which one is still alive. She quickly picks it up and puts it in the glass in which she pours some of the water, thinking that doing this can save her mother rather than giving her water directly.
2. Chaani fakes her illness
In a science class, Chaani and Balu learn that water eventually evaporates due to heat. The two panic, realising that they have kept their fish in an open container. Hence in order to get out of the class, Chaani pretends to feel faint and is rushed out of class by Balu. This scene is adorable and will give you all kinds of feels.
3. Chaani and Balu name their fish Pipsi
4. Chaani crosses the tunnel
In one of the scenes, Chaani and Balu come across a tunnel but are afraid to cross it, seeing how dark it is. But Chaani revisits the tunnel and crosses it, seeing the light at the end of it. This scene is beautiful as it’s symbolic of the famous phrase, ‘there’s always light of the tunnel,’ meaning that one shouldn’t give up hope, no matter what.
5. The ending scene
Towards the end of the film, Chaani and Balu’s beloved fish Pipsi dies. The two are devastated and just then they see a corpse being taken, assuming that the man has died due to Pipsi’s death. This scene is special as Chaani and Balu’s innocence is so inspiring.
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