153 Min | Comedy – Drama – Fantasy | December 2014
IMDB Rating: 9.0
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Starring: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt
PK Review: PK is a simple story of an alien, which falls on the earth, sorry, on our India. May be, the simplest alien story ever told. An extra-terrestrial being visits our Earth, but loses the transporter remote of his space ship. Its journey to find the remote forms the crux of the movie, which throws light on the present spiritual scenario of our country, in a compelling and sarcastic manner. Belief is the force which drives humans to take certain decisions. A hope or belief in anything could make wonders. But the same belief in something ‘wrong’, welcomes disasters. The fruit of our life depends on what we decide to believe and what we don’t. PK successfully questions this ‘belief factor’, which is being made a medium of business by spiritual leaders and Babas. It raises serious questions regarding the differentiation of religions among humans and the need for that differentiation. It also highlights some points regarding certain rituals and the way human belief is being exploited in the name of god.
Discussing the ‘most-discussed topic’ i.e, about the existence of god is a complex matter. But Rajkumar Hirani’s compelling narrative style explains this complex topic in a much simpler and funny way. Scripting was perfect, but it reminded ‘Oh My God’ at certain instants, may be a mere chance of coincidence. Making was simple with comic and feel good moments. But it is an Aamir Khan show in all aspects. His own mannerisms make the character of Mr. PK, close to heart and memorable. This is what we call breaking free of stereo roles. His expressions were novel and antics were funny. Anushka Sharma too did a neat job, supported by Boman Irani, extended cameo roles of Sushanth Singh Rajput and Sanjay Dutt. Saurabh Shukla also rendered appreciable performance as Babaji.
PK excelled in its technical side too. Cinematography was perfect, offered a good feel to the movie. Certain frames by CK Muraleedharan were new and gave a fresh feel. Music gave the film another feel, theme was good but songs could have been better. Editing by Hirani was crisp without any lag in between. Movie had a rich feel, visual effects were also of top class. Overall, Hirani’s PK is a thought provoking film, presented in an entertaining way. Don’t miss this alien Wait for a special guest appearance in post-climax.