Rajkumar Hirani films are always celebrated equally by masses and classes as the movies come with a heart and connects with the audience’s hearts. This week the long in the making and the most anticipated movie of the year, with a quirky name and most popular star of the generation – PK released. Like all Raju Hirani movies PK also tackles an issue and this time it is God & Godmen – Rings a Bell? Yes but No! Although the plot has a striking resemblance to Akshay Kumar – Paresh Rawal starrer Oh My God! but it is different.
PK (Aamir Khan) is an alien who comes to Earth to study its beings. His first encounter with humans force him to stay on Earth forever until he finds the remote that gets stolen and is the only key for him to return back to his world.
In the process of his journey in getting his remote back he asks several questions and affects several people’s lives, and one among them happens to be Jaggu aka Jagat Janani (Anushka Sharma) and another Bhairon Singh (Sanjay Dutt). The movie is a beautiful piece of art and as I said earlier has its heart in the right place. It questions our believes in God and Godmen and makes us laugh at our own tomfoolery that we have been practicing and following for generations.
Aamir Khan is wonderful as PK and I could not see any other actor doing it better than what Aamir has done. Anushka as usual is confident and powerful in her role as Jagat Janani. Sushant Singh Rajput in an extended cameo has done a wonderful job. Supporting cast including Saurabh Shukla and Boman Irani has done a good job however I felt Boman was quite under utilized compared to his roles in Hirani’s previous movies.
Story, Screenplay and Dialogues by Raju Hirani – Abhijat Joshi combination is quite powerful. The dialogues are hilarious, the scenes are funny and during the entire run time you never feel bored or distracted. However I felt that few scenes were rushed through like the Sushant-Anushka love track and Aamir’s sudden romantic feelings for Anushka which although necessary for the plot was like a hurried and sudden thing. Rest I did not find much flaws in the movie.
The songs by Shantanu Moitra, Ankit Tiwari and Ajay-Atul are simple and hummable like all previous Raju Hirani movies. In songs ‘Love is a Bhaste of Time’, ‘Char Kadam’, ‘Nanga Punga Dost’ and ‘Tharki Chokro’ stand out. Editing by Raju Hirani is quite crisp and the cinematography by C.K. Muralidharan is quite enigmatic especially the Brugges part which makes you feel as if you are being treated to a fairytale setting.
Overall the movie is quite entertaining and everyone should definitely watch it at least once and I guarantee you that you will not regret the decision.
My Verdict: ****
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