Directed by Rajkumar Hirani
Produced by Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Screenplay by Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani
Starring Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Dutt
Music by Ajay Atul, Shantanu Moitra, Ankit Tiwari
Cinematography C. K. Muraleedharan
Edited by Rajkumar Hirani
Production company Vinod Chopra Films, Rajkumar Hirani Films
UTV Motion Pictures Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures
Aamir Khan’s films always have an element of intrigue and with a team comprising ace director Rajkumar Hirani and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the expectations were high. And unquestionably, "PK" scores high on content as well as entertainment.
Packed with lessons galore to debunk the myths of mystical India, "PK" is a satirical-comic drama. With a narrative pivoted on a fantasy premise, the film intrinsically and cleverly weaves fiction and reality.
Enveloped in a romance fraught with misunderstandings between Jaggu (Anushka Sharma) aka Jagat Sahani, an Indian student, and Sarfaraaz Yusuf (Sushant Singh Rajput), a Pakistani living in Belgium, "PK" is the tale of a guy who gets the pseudonym "Peekay" (Aamir), owing to his constant irrelevant questioning and weird dress sense.
“Haame ghar jana hai…” forms the crux of PK’s journey. This plea is metaphorically and figuratively layered with actuality.
What keeps you intently glued are the messages in the right dosages and format in the narrative. They are neither preachy nor overbearing. Though the film talks about god yet the film is not about religion. It is about humanity and how one perceives god.
An unarguably powerful and versatile actor, Aamir adroitly carries the film on his able shoulders. His quirky persona with bulging toad eyes, prosthetic ears and colourful ensemble, add to his controlled and consistent performance. As PK, he indulgently and innocently succeeds in making you think.
Anushka as Jaggu is refreshingly endearing, as well as engaging. She is spirited as a television journalist working for India Now Channel. Boman Irani as her boss delivers a lacklustre performance that is restricted by his on-screen time and role. He offers nothing that is unusual or electrifying.
Sushant has a small, but significant role as Anushka’s love interest, which he portrays convincingly. Sanjay Dutt as Bhairon Singh, who rescues PK in Mandwa, Rajasthan, adds star value to the character.
Saurabh Shukla brings a new and interesting dimension to his Godman Tapasvi Maharaj. Contrary to the clichéd godmen we are used to seeing, Shukla’s flashy flamboyance gives a unique interpretation to his character.
The songs and background score by Ajay Atul, Shantanu Moitra and Ankit Tiwari are artistically amalgamated into the film.
The music - soft and mellifluous - is typical, often heard in most of Chopra’s films. The songs blend seamlessly with the mood and spirit of the narration. The outstanding numbers are "Love is a waste of time" and "Bhagwan hai kahan re tu." These fit in well as they are situational in nature and hummable too.
Shot in Rajasthan, Delhi and Belgium, the film has cinematographer C.K. Muraleedharan doing full justice to the beautiful natural locales and he has captured them brilliantly. He is equally skilled at projecting the opulent sets and colourful costumes to perfection.
The screenplay by Hirani and Abhijat Joshi is taut and layered. Humour comes astutely in the form of dialogues and situational comedy. What makes it stand apart is that it is neither too dramatic nor over the top.
"PK" is strongly reminiscent of films made in the bygone era and yet has a contemporary relevance to it. This one is a sure shot winner.
Review by Troy Ribeiro
Read below the audience reaction for Aamir Khan's PK on Twitter
So i read the review of #pk but i dont want reveal my friends who don't want hear n just want to watch in theater so its excellent 😊👍— Emperor Khan (@TheDevilShahbaz) December 19, 2014
EVEN IN @Bollyhungama #PK REVIEW, THERE IS WRITTEN THAT MOVIE GETS SLOW AT MANY PLACES, & THERE ARE UPS & DOWN IN THE FILM..— ★DARK KNIGHT★ (@9ratna_9) December 19, 2014
hey Guys, hope u like #Pk .a kind request to those of u who see the film, pls pls dnt reveal anyting abt the... http://t.co/Yii4ETEYEj— Dip purohit (@d_purohit101) December 19, 2014
PK yet again proves that Rajkumar Hirani is the best director of our country...it's undoubtedly Aamir Khans best performance to date....#PK— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 18, 2014
Honored to be watching #Pk with @cinemanabhishek just around me. #BeyYaar— Siddharth Chhaya (@siddtalks) December 19, 2014
Oh My God.. #PK is sureshot SUPER DUPER HIT.. Will break all records.. Will cross 300 crores.. 200 in 1st week.. Koi shaq.. ??!!— Amod Mehra (@MehraAmod) December 18, 2014
#PK is sincere, heartfelt and such an enjoyable time at the movies. Kudos to some great teamwork.— Shibani Bathija (@ShibaniBathija) December 18, 2014
#PK is Abhijat Joshi,Vinod Chopra Raju Hirani @aamir_khan BEST FILM. http://t.co/4rbG3G0OqI experience to be relived again & again— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) December 18, 2014
Where the world is spreading hatred because of religion, Raju Hirani and @aamir_khan's #PK spreads love through it. Revelation!— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) December 18, 2014
“#PK is the best film I’ve ever seen” - Sachin Tendulkar Read more: http://t.co/SS6gLI0aC6 pic.twitter.com/aqLebOr8gc— Filmfare (@filmfare) December 17, 2014
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