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PK (Hindi); A Magnificent Adventure Of An Alien: Film Review
The Alien, PK, in his magnificent adventure in the land of thousand cultures meets its several contradictory beliefs | Aswin
On Dec 20, 2014

 

Slapstick wits, comic one liners of Rajkumar Hirani and a baby faced Aamir Khan with bulging eyes. A recipe for outrageous success. Along with that we have a being from another planet stuck in India; facing the wrath of 330 million gods and the age old traditions they are part of. Sounds fun? Truck loads in store.

In a land of a million conservative conflicting beliefs, how does this helpless being who doesn’t have any idea about this diverse demography survive? This is the crux of Rajkumar Hirani’s Aamir Khan starrer ‘PK’.

Aamir Khan superbly leads the pack of talented artists as the quirky human-like alien, PK. Along with him, we have Jagat Janani aka Jaggu played dazzlingly well by Anoushka Sharma and Sanjay Dutt easing it out as the amusing Bhairon Singh. Saurabh Shukla plays the fat fraud Godman.

 

 

The movie is no way an alien related science-fiction tale which dabbles in intricacies of science. ‘PK’ is a comedy-drama just like his Munnabhai series and 3 idiots. It will surely be one of the most entertaining things you would have watched in recent times. Our promise.

Rajkumar Hirani, in no way, likes to beat around the bush. The movie pulls the viewers straight into the thick of things from the first scene and you are stuck in PK fun-adventure ride till the end. The naked Alien lands in the deserts of Rajasthan and right away gets mugged. Well, welcome to Incredible India!! He is deprived of something precious. The film deals with how he tries to get back the stolen artifact.


The Alien, PK, in his magnificent adventure in the land of thousand cultures meets its several contradictory beliefs. The movie is the ultimate fun ride that shows how he challenges each of these in his own peculiar yet humorous manner. He gets mixed with people who sell-s religion for a living; thriving on people’s fear and hope to become rich. PK becomes the ultimate question mark against the religious fraud.

The movie goes about in a seamless fun-ride till the late half of second half thanks to Hirani’s exquisite narration. But, it falls a little towards the end with a clichéd final confrontation of good versus bad.

Aamir Khan does a class act as the peculiar PK. He bares everything and once again proves how far he is ready to match the character. He is one of the pillars of success in this blend of vibrant Indian colour and comedy.

It is funny, colourful, musical and ultimately entertaining. Please don’t miss this fun-filled ride of PK; the alien in an equally alien and strange land.
 
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