PK Movie Review: A Must watch Entertainment
A movie which is made on the borderline of humor, black comedy and preaching, which could have gone downhill with even the slightest of lopsided acting or direction. But thank God, the acting lies primarily on the shoulders of a brilliantly played role by Amir Khan. And the direction lies in the reliable hands of Rajkumar Hirani.
The plot mostly resembles Oh My God (from an alien’s perspective, not a human; and thats what differentiates it from OMG). The storytelling mostly resembles Amir’s own “Peepli Live”.
The movie carries on finer nuiances of humanity and religion, layered around black comedy or dark humor which at times though does not tickle your bones, but heart.
Its definitely not as hard hitting on our sub-conscious as OMG, but the conclusion is superb – “One should believe in God so as to keep the hopes alive, or to give stregth to our efforts. But one should believe on the God who is the actual creator, not the one whom we have created”.
So far as the downsides are concerned, its some 2-3 songs which were out of sync. Even the “recharge dance” was rather making us discharged. Saurabh Shukla could have been more effective in his role as the Godman, given
the potential of his character and the acting potential he has. Also the emotional intensity was less as compared to Hirani’s previous movies such as 3 Idiots, Munna Bhai etc.
Watch this out for Amir Khan, Anushka Sharma, and cameos of Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani & Sushant Singh. Also watch out for funny oneliners such as “Dancing Car”, “Wrong Number” etc.
One thing is certain – whether you start following or not, what the movie preaches. But it forces you to think whether as a human race, are we really doing justice to our existence by division, hatred, massacres, conversions etc. on the name of religion? And in turn you come out from the theatre as a better human being, even if its temporarily.
By Kunal Bharadwaj