Socio-Religious Contextual Laughs!
PK by Rajkummar Hirani is easily one of the strongest films this year. Based on the religious objectification of Indian culture, the film stars Aamir Khan as an alien into the alien lands in India, who learns Bihari language from a prostitute and talks like that now. He meets Jaggu or Jagat Janani, a reporter with some life issues and with her help, questions the legitimacies of religion-based propaganda. This is one of the most powerful social comedies ever made in Indian cinema. And Aamir Khan pulls off one of his career-best performances. And it is also candyfloss entertainment where there is romance and melodrama, but they never come in the way of effective social storytelling. It's 4 stars for 'PK'. Make sure you watch it. Its funny, resonant, romantic and powerfully important.
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"Aamire & Hirani creates yet another memorable movie!!!"
Bollywood stars are known for their preference for certain festivals for the release of their movies be it Id, Diwali etc. Among the Khans, Aamir has always had a predilection for X'mas which has seen many of his releases in the recent past such as "3 Idiots" & "Dhoom 3". The latest to join that list is Rajkumar Hirani's "PK" whose films apart from being clean entertainers has always been blockbusters. So naturally there's a palpable amount of hype & expectations over "PK" but will it be able to match the the benchmark they had set in "3 Idiots"???
An alien (Aamir Khan) had landed on Earth or rather more specifically in the dust bowls of Rajasthan in his birthsuit. But even before he gets accustomed to the bearings around him, he is robbed of his pendant which happened to be the transmitter to signal his spaceship. In due time, he becomes to be known as PK (as people thought he was tipsy), learns to converse through the use of his super-natural powers & befriends Bhairon Singh (Sanjay Dutt), a band master who helps him to adjust to his new environment.On the advise of Bhairon, PK lands in New Delhi in search of his pendant & that's when he catches the eye of Jaggu (Anushka Sharma), a TV reporter who promises to help him out. So will PK get his pendant back & if so, at what cost???
Almost 5 years have passed since Rajkumar Hirani had made his presence felt, but the wait was definitely worth it as he has come back with a bang. All of his movies have been satires that dealt with insecurities & adversities that people face in their lives either due to corruption, educational pressure etc . The same holds true here as well as this time around he has taken on the fake godmen that swarm our society. Though Paresh Rawal's "Oh My God" had a similar storyline & felt more impressional, "PK" too has its moments in its own way especially in the first half which really hooks us on; for which the screenplay by Abhijit Joshi & Hirani deserves praise. The music by the trio of Ajay Atul, Shantanu Moitra & Ankit Tiwari was impressive while the visuals by Muraleedharan was fine.
Aamir Khan is the heart & soul of the movie and he was bang on in the portrayal of the character. His peculiar looks, weird attire & queer running style all added on to his performance making it undoubtedly one of the best characters that he has ever portrayed. Anushka Sharma was equally impressive & makes her presence felt with a meaty role at her disposal. Boman Irani was wasted, Sanjay Dutt was endearing while Saurabh Shukla & Sushanth Singh have done justice to their roles. As for Ranbir Kapoor, he brought the roof down with a cameo.
Verdict: The film is expected to do brisk business at the box office considering the team that was behind the venture. In addition, the film has also lived upto Hirani's USP by being both humorous yet introspective to the vices around us. Though the second half especially the climax lacked the expected punch it's definitely one of the best movies to have released this year, so dont miss it!!!
Hirani Is A Genius.. This Is Entertaining Movie With Many Messages.. Though, The Ending Is Not Convincing
Yeah, unconventional. Comic element exoping the evil of the indian society goes outstanding.. nice movie, good acting.. good story... but still one time watch film.
Starting off with a cleavage-revealing, poem-loving Indian Jaggu (Anushka Sharma masquerading as Donald Duck), the story hits the cliché bumper right at the beginning. In a Belgian city infested with Hindi-speaking Indians, she falls in love with a Pakistani (typecast Sushant Singh Rajput), which, of course, her pious family prohibits. Following another cliché, which is made to not look like a cliché at a later period, Jaggu becomes a TV reporter out of thin air. Then comes the alien and helps her ante up the viewer ratings of the channel she works for. The alien PK (Aamir Khan), all his characteristics a gimmick, from his language to his nuances, acts so dumb, I started losing faith in science as well. Jaggu's family is forgotten both by Jaggu and the audience, only to be reminded later by the shaky screenplay.
This personality, which is supposed to intrigue the audience, asks certain questions we already have heard before. He tries to answer these questions like an Engineering student answering in an oral examination. The similarity: diplomacy. He quickly acclimatizes himself according the traits of human beings and that is when Hirani's fading creativity emerges into the silver screen. PK lands in Rajasthan where humans are busy sharing bodily liquids in cars with open windows. Even if it was a way of addressing the issue, I'm afraid the film should be categorized as an NGO or even better "the moral police."
PK successfully addresses issues such as Pakistan-India conflicts, value of Gandhiji as a figure in currency notes, God's existence, culture, tradition, religious orientations, religion per se, religious practices, marriage, sex, terrorism (at a laughable juncture), cigarette smoking, and alcohol consumption (to name a few). But it never absolves the purportedly guilty audience by providing any answers, hacks, or tweaks to sort out or cleanse these issues. Much like how ineffective the statutory warnings that play before the beginning of Indian movies are, PK, as a celluloid, fails to pull itself together and emphasize on a point.
The direction is fine, but the ridiculous screenplay contributes to an array of goof-ups, and eventually gives birth to nonsense. Many primary characters in the film are seen laughing in most of the frames, probably to remind the audience to laugh along, because as far as an agnostic like me is concerned, I may have chuckled 2-3 times. The narration tries so hard to induce humor, it ends up exhausting itself.
BOTTOM LINE: Other than blatant addresser of few serious issues, PK could best be described as a united advertisement for Duracell batteries, monsterjobs.com, Vijay Sales, and Maruti SX4 which all had the single advantage of being endorsed by Aamir Khan, arguably an epitome of creative-guy-to-naive-guy story.
MY REVIEW: Another Brave and Funny Act by Raju!!
PK. Returning after celebrating the colossal success of 3 Idiots, Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir Khan take you to the another journey of introspection amid all the cinematic fun.
Raju picks the sensitive issue of faith and religion. As usual, his hero is an outsider, actually he is alien to earth this time. Using his quick wit and with the help of master act of Aamir Khan, he creates a series of funny and though provoking scenes asking you if your faith is in God who created humans or God who was created by humans. There is terrific first half, a post interval portion with the 'been there done that" feeling and a heart wrenching climax which sums up the things on a high note.
Anushka Shrama, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani and Saurabh Shukla provide good support but movie belongs to Aamir Khan who never misses a beat while playing this difficult alien act. This is not the best of Raju's lot but it is much better than so many other offerings of Bollywood.
I am going with mind blowing 9 out of 10 for PK. This one is brave, funny, thought provoking and pure Rajkumar Hirani brand fun so have faith and watch PK.
PK, another fine movie from Rajkumar Hirani. Heavy message presented in a light manner. So many messages are conveyed symbolically, and so many are conveyed directly. Every dialogue hit me hard. The movie leads to lot of introspection.
Aamir Khan (PK) plays an alien who is on earth (Rajasthan) to research about the human beings. The moment he lands on earth, all naked, with a child like curiosity, his ‘remote’ to send signals to his planet is being snatched by a person. The scene shifts to a foreign land where Anushka (Jaggu) is seen to be negotiating for a ticket to witness the show of Amitabh Bachchan reciting Big Bachchan. Anushka falls in love with Sushant (Sarfaraz), a Pakistani boy. Later Anoushka is shown working for a TV news channel.
The encounter between Jaggu and PK is interesting, where PK is distributing the pamphlets in Metro Rail (New Delhi) for ‘Missing Gods’. The scenes are hilarious as well as interesting.
Digs are taken on so many subjects. The desperation of a news channel to even make a depressive dog’s story as breaking news is shown. PK’s role forces one to think. He comes up with so much of innocence, who has altogether a different outlook towards things and life. He shares his journey of learning on earth to Jaggu, which has so many elements. He collects dress for himself from the ‘Dancing Car’. He slowly understands that all the human beings have the same type of skin but their dressing, style makes them look different. His amusement on the diversity is also beautifully depicted. He also feels that people on his planet are so truth-loving and non-complicated, but on earth, things are just not in order. On his planet, people don’t talk, they just touch the other person and get to know what is on that person’s mind. But on earth, PK feels that people even after communicating directly don’t understand one another. PK gets confused at the usage of a single word for expressing different feelings.
PK’s efforts to buy carrots with Mahatma Gandhi’s photograph in newspaper, book cover etc. and later with the currency forces us to think – is actually Mahatma Gandhi alive only on currencies?
He gets amused by seeing God’s houses in every street and that too with so much of diversity. In PK’s language, God has managers who are running different companies (different religions) and have different set of rules for running the company. There is a scene, where PK goes desperately from God to God, temple to church to mosque to gurudwara, so that he is able to get back his lost remote. When he understands the diversities of the religion, he tries to check, whether God stamped children as Hindu-Muslim-Christian- Sikh. A great insight. Absolute delight to watch these scenes. PK talks of two Gods: One is the God who made us and another one is the God whom we made. PK doesn’t question the belief in God but he definitely questions the blind faith upon God-like people for whom it is another way of money-making business. PK makes us reflect.
its story is good and a good comedy is there
PK-A Perfect Khan Movie
Peekay is a brave creative visual put into action by RHF,the ploy of bringing an alien to change our ways of thinking and acting according to it is Simply outstanding.This movie has all the ingredients,it is simply a pure blend of comedy and mixed emotions at times.The stranger's childlike curiosity and world-view challenges people's long-held notions the way he treats this world simply changes everyone's opinion.The movie is as unique as the name suggests.I would suggest everyone to watch this film atleast once.