PK: A whimsical treat for the holidays!

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PK: A whimsical treat for the holidays!

2013 ended with Bollywood’s biggest blockbuster Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 – This December the star is back with his team of 3 Idiots and does not fail to entetain. Aamir Khan plays the role of an alien. The director Rajkumar Hirani is in a good position to succeed after three back-to-back hits, PK has achieved to create marvellous hype prior to its release The film starts off with PK (Aamir Khan), an alien, landing on earth, in the desert of Rajasthan, to study about human begins and life on earth. Arriving stark naked on a earth, PK has a rough start on the planet when his tracking remote, that helps him send signals back to his spacecraft, gets stolen. He now has to find the remote to contact his spaceship and till then survive on earth on his own. Ignorant of human mannerisms, language or life in general on earth, PK finds it difficult to adjust. Fate brings him to Bhairav Singh (Sanjay Dutt) who becomes his friend and helps him with life on earth. But destiny takes PK to Delhi. From here on starts a whirlwind story of a stranger in the mysterious city of Delhi asking questions that despite their innocence hold a valuable and deep meaning. Aided on by Jagat Janani (Anushka Sharma) who teams up with him on this journey, PK challenges some of the oldest rituals of religion that are ruling life of people on earth.

 
Aamir Khan outshines in the title role. This is probably one of the most challenging characters that he has played so far and with his stellar performance, Aamir Khan carries the film all the way. His childlike innocence, his Bhojpuri accent and his love for ‘paan’ only adds layers to the character of PK. Anushka Sharma, who has in her previous releases earned quite a bit of critical acclaim, does a good job as Jagat “Jaggu” Janani. She stands strong with Aamir through the entire film. Sushant Singh Rajput is impressive in a cameo. Saurabh Shukla, though good, seems to be neutral along with Boman Irani who could have been given a profounder part. Sanjay Dutt manages to carry off his role as a Rajasthani man with flamboyance.

 

 
Music of PK is composed by Shantanu Moitra, Ajay-Atul and Ankit Tiwari and the lyrics are penned by Swanand Kirkire, Amitabh Varma and Manoj Muntashir. Songs like ‘Nanga Punga Dost’, ‘Tharki Chokro’ and ‘Love Is Waste of Time’ have already gained admiration and they take the story forward in the film. ‘Chaar Kadam’ featuring Sushant Singh Rajput and Anushka Sharma is a soft number that sets the mood for amorousness. Rajkumar Hirani, known for his films like 3 Idiots and the Munnabhai series attempts to live up to his repute of telling an appealing tale with a message. The storytelling is smooth. The screenplay (Abhijat Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani) of the film is all-inclusive and charismatic, with entertaining situations and enjoyable dialogues, the story does get slow at certain points. PK however hits the right notes and entertains. PK is surely a good entertainer. Aamir Khan’s PK is a rock-solid entertainer that will confidently entertain audiences of all ages.

 
4.5 Stars | 9/10

 

 

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