4 Very Good

PK

PK: - A JOURNEY WORTH WORSHIPPING FOR ALL

Rajkumar Hirani, Aamir Khan, Sanjay Dutt :- These names are enough to bring about the Golden Memories of the Munnabhai Series and 3 Idiots. Now when they combine through a coarse of 5 years for a movie, expectations are bound to be sky high.

There was a lot of curiosity as to what will the movie be about and will it be as phenomenal and sensational as the previous ones by Hirani Sir. Well, everything is answered in this 2hr 33min flick which impresses one and all.

I won’t reveal the story here but just provide some shadows to what the movie is about and how the things transpire. PK (Aamir) lands in a desert of Rajasthan and is being robbed of his prized possession which leads to a journey of search which in all senses is no less than epic.

Aamir’s journey is a visual delight to all. He meets Bhairon Singh (Sanjay Dutt) who is a Rajasthani and guides his young and unknown friend in times of need. Through his advice, PK heads to Delhi which is where the story moves ahead.
In Delhi, he meets Jaggu aka Jagat Janani (Anushka Sharma) who is a budding reporter. The trust factor led to PK revealing his story to Jaggu and it is just superb to watch as a viewer. Jaggu’s father (Parikshit Sahni) is upset with her as she had fallen for a Pakistani guy Sarfaraz Yousuf (Sushant Singh Rajput).

What PK portrays is a true and real scene of the mentality of the people on Earth, the fact that how blindly we follow God and the people who work as the ones who can lead to God. The manner in which religion related issues have been shown would bring about joy on our faces but it is indeed the hardcore reality of this World on the whole.

Viewing this movie from the point of view of PK made me feel so unwanted in this World. The system and working is tough for all to understand. Yet, blindly, myself included, we follow this system. Who started this? What is the use of this? Did GOD demand this? DO we need to take hardcore measures to get things done and impress God? These are some of the questions raised by this one and the manner of presenting it seems so realistic and true.

The way the question is raised on the so called gate keepers of God is the thing to watch in this movie. Given the quality of people associated with this one, we can expect it to be good in every aspect and it mostly is.

PK has one of the best 1st half Bollywood has ever seen or witnessed, it is just splendid in the way it has been presented. The aura changes in the 2nd half but it doesn’t shed away from the content and focuses on giving it a quality finish.

Well, even though I have praised it, this movie is certainly the weakest of the ones made by Raju Hirani but still, it is one of the best of 2014 which proves that he is a Champion when it comes to film making. This movie lacks in terms of the intensity and depth generated by Munnabhai MBBS, 3 Idiots and Lage Raho Munnabhai. But the Direction is spot on by Hirani Sir again. We can see his flavor all through the movie. His expertise of portraying the most simplest of scenes with utmost perfection is depicted again in this movie.

The script is very well written by Raju Hirani Sir and Abhijit Joshi. Yes there are a few minor flaws but it can easily be overlooked. Editing is also done by Raju Sir and it has been very well done. Cinematography is C.K. Muralidharan is top notch, one to admire and respect.

The best thing about PK are its mind blowing Dialogues. I would state a few which I remember well :- “ Hamara Khuda itna bewafa nahi ho sakta ki hum Ladkiyon ko school bhi na jaane de”, “Gandhiji ke photo ki value sirf ek tarah ke kaagaj pe hi hai”, “Ek baar gaya hun moon par, badi Lul jagah hai”, “Lagta Hai Bhagwan ko nariyal pani mein maza nahi aa raha” etc. I haven’t seen such wonderful and catchy dialogues for a longtime now.

Coming to the music, I had heard the whole album long ago and felt that the songs would be situational. It turned out to be true and just as I had said to some of my friends, “Bhagwan Hai Kahan Re Tu” sung by Sonu Nigam did bring tears in my eyes. It is such a song which brings out all the emotions, hits the right zones and the video adds to the intensity. Dil Darbadar by Ankit Tiwari is also melodious whereas Chaar Kadam by Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal provide a serene simplicity. Tharki Chokro fits perfectly as does Nanga Punga Dost. All in all, the music is simple and Shantanu Moitra needs to be credited for it.

Mr. Perfectionist himself Aamir Khan can be proud of what he has done in PK, it can be placed in one of his finest works till date. He carries the movie on his own with ease and grace. Anushka Sharma does a phenomenal job and I was literally surprised watching it, she acts brilliantly all through the movie. I guess working with the best brings out the best in you fits perfectly for Anushka. I was so happy to see Sanjay Dutt back, missed him so much. No wonder he is my favourite and I loved every glimpse of his act. Sushant as Sarfaraz has done a very good job and those scenes in Belgium have been shown beautifully. Boman Irani and Parikshit Sahni do justice to what they have to deliver. Saurabh Shukla had an important role of Tapasvi Maharaj and he did well to keep up with the tempo.

All in all, PK is indeed a wonderful movie which needs to be watched by all. It asks the right questions and the manner of portraying it is what wins the battle. I will rate it 4.25/5.