Cast: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
After making 3 Idiots in 2009 it took five years for Rajkumar Hirani to find the right story to make a come back. Clearly he was making sure he only lives up to the sky high expectations and raises the bar once again.
In Munna Bhai MBBS he questioned the medical system, in Lage Raho Munna Bhai he introduced Gandhigiri and in 3 Idiots it was Rancho doing his own number and questioning the education system. Now Rajkumar Hirani takes on the much hyped Godmen in India. Yes the plot is similar to the 2012 release Oh My God in which Paresh Rawal’s character questions God and Godmen. The similarity is just in the idea but Hirani’s PK is another level all together.
Jaggu (Anushka Sharma) a journalist student in Belguim falls in love with Sarfaraz (Sushant Singh) from Pakistan. Her family back in New Delhi believes in a Hindu Godman who predicts that Sarfaraz will dump her which leads to some confusion and in no time a heartbroken Jaggu heads back home.
An alien has landed somewhere in Rajasthan and his locket which is his only way to return is stolen by a local. He has never seen humans in clothes and then starts the joyride as one by one the alien questions every manmade belief just like a child. After looking for his locket he is finally told that only God can help him whatever the problem may be.
His dressing and behaviour is weird so the name given to him is PK. He soon bumps into Jaggu on a Delhi metro while he is distributing pamphlets which say if anyone finds God they should contact PK. Jaggu who now works as a journalist in a news channels finds PK fascinating and follows him till she gets his story out. Initially hesitant Jaggu eventually decides to help PK. His locket is with a popular Godman and it’s not going to be easy to get it back.
Aamir Khan this time in the title role is simply brilliant! From his physique to the language the actor has left no stone unturned to put in his best for this role. His expressions do most of the talking! I doubt any other star could have delivered the kind of performance Aamir does. Anushka Sharma has a fairly important role. She looks gorgeous and puts in sincere efforts to entertain. Sanjay Dutt who we see in parts is fabulous.
Music by Ajay Atul, Shantanu Moitra and Ankit Tiwari is decent and goes well with the plot but it’s not very different from Hirani’s earlier films. Screenplay by Abhijat Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani is terrific. They put together a watertight script with no loopholes.
If I had not seen Oh My God (2012) then PK would be a pleasant surprise but that doesn’t take away anything from this masterpiece.
At a running time of almost three hours PK entertains you every minute and brings in surprises one after the other.
All the credit for this goes to the captain of the ship, the genius filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani who has raised the bar once again. PK is an absolute must watch film and watch it before your friends tell you all the surprise elements in detail.
(Courtesy: India Today)