PK – Movie Review
Rajkumar Hirani’s films are basically about catch-phrases. It started with jadoo ki jhappi in Munna Bhai MBBS, followed by get well soon / Gandhigiri in its sequel, then aal is well in 3 Idiots and now wrong number in PK And the meaning of PK is exactly as it sounds i.e. drunk.
There are a few things that are common in every Rajkumar Hirani film. The story always satirizes the ways of the society that we live in; only the subject matter this time bears a lot of resemblance to the film ‘Oh My God’. The only twist here is that Amir Khan is ‘an alien’ and a flavor of Indo-Pak romance is thrown in to spice up things.
Both the climax and the ending were more or less predictable, and the treatment given is true to the typical Rajkumar Hirani style. The extras are ever ready to laugh and cry, and as always there is a well written and executed scene where a phone call plays an important part. The voice that is given to third party/ person is what makes his films unique but it seems that the idea has run its course and is slowly and steadily on its way to become a cliché.
Amir Khan is the heart, soul and star of the film. If we take him out of the scene the film is not even worth watching. Anushka Sharma looks lovely and has a substantial role but her expressions at times seem forced (The director is to be blamed). Sushant Singh Rajput shows his caliber in a bit role. Saurav Shukla as the conniving God man is convincing. Boman Irani and Sanjay Dutt deserved better parts.
If you take the liberty to think out of the box, PK is also the silliest and dumbest film ever made on aliens or extra terrestrials. And while PK is not really a bad watch, here’s hoping that Rajkumar Hirani will try to venture out of his comfort zone in his upcoming films.