“Ek tho sawaal thha hamre mann mein!”
*This contains minimum to no spoilers.*
PK is one of the most awaited movie of the year. This is completely legit, considering it’s Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir Khan coming together in a completely different looking character led movie. Now chances are that the next big Ajay Devgan ‘Singham’ movie will not live up to any movie making or physics standards. The next Salman Khan release on Eid will be full of everything Salmanesque except a sensible storyline. But Aamir and Raju Hirani are people you go to watch a movie of while carrying some realistic expectations.
PK is the story of a curious stranger whose single biggest quirk is that he questions the foundations of everything around. He’d ask you questions about the most mundane and trivial of things till he establishes a firm logic in his head. This sounds like nothing exciting until he starts questioning the fundamentals of some heavily present systems, beliefs and practices in today’s society. Raju Hirani ends up asking some very dangerous questions through a harmless yet peculiar looking PK.
That is the skill he has excelled in. Raju Hirani has cracked the code of passing very serious and dangerous messages under the veil of massy humor, fairytale music and likeable and relatable characters. Most scenes in the script are hard slaps on the faces of religious fanatics. At times the whole basis of religion(s) is questioned. And yet here I was, sitting in a very massy single screen of Mumbai (Chandan) finding the audiences applauding after some hard hitting dialogues. It gives one goosebumps of a different kind. And to imagine that if somebody had attempted to say these same things with real examples and instances through a documentary, it would have never seen the light of day in this country. “May hurt religious sentiments”, they would have said. Pulled it off well, Raju!
Anushka Sharma, Boman Irani, Sushant Singh Rajput, Saurabh Shukla and even Sanjay Dutt give Aamir’s central character the perfect support. We all know that Anushka can pull off the likeable bubbly girl next door roles very well. Except in some close up scenes where her lips are a major distraction, she does a nice job.
Overall, PK is a movie you must not miss. Catch it with your loved ones. Like Munnabhai and 3 idiots, you will leave the theater with a smile lingering quietly in your face. I guess that’s called true entertainment. This is also the best case for proving to the world that you don’t need to make senseless movies to be a commercial blockbuster.