Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani former association ('3 Idiots' in 2009) had reaped great benefits - a film with a message that has managed to obtain the approval of critics and raking in the moolah at the box office. Needless to say, the same company five years later, generated much interest.
What gives the film? The answer is a definite yes. None other than Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani have torn this feat - trying to convey a message, in a country where all rational logic is suspended every time you say the name of God.
My three year old wants to go to a new place of worship each weekend. So when a friend asked him why he wanted to go to church, he said, he wanted to pray. The next question was how would inevitably pray? And my son recited quickly,
Asato mā sadgamaya
Tamasoma jyotir Gamaya
Om Shanti Shanti shantih.
As we laughed incredulously our son singing a Sanskrit shloka in a place of Christian worship, my baby looked confused.
(Aamir Khan) perplexity PK is the same as that adventure in search of God. Everyone I met said, an Almighty Lord can help you in your search. And it was during the trip that the director of the protagonist performs work in style.
This is a sensitive issue of how religion in our country more and more about the rituals, processes and money and less on spirituality, faith and a simple emotional connection. But Raju Hirani know your audience; skillfully uses humor to convey their message.
The first half looks immaculate as the director stitch together the amazing ideas to tell a believable story. While the public it absurd joke, I also understand that in fact each has in the Indian context. He also feels the despair of PK, as you see every religious custom persuade frantically available in an attempt to convey his plea to God.
And just when the film seems to have raised the level even by their own standards Hirani, the second half seems to lose his grip a little. The message feels a bit repetitive, the television is not as attractive as the live calls Munnabhai used to get on the radio to try to solve problems ('Lage Raho Munnabhai').
The romantic track between PK (Aamir) and Jaggu (Anushka) is a bit forced.
We love the complexities of Raju Hirani and somehow the Tapsvi Maharaj face to face against PK does not play with maximum efficiency you would expect. Remember Munna (Sanjay Dutt) and Batuk Maharaj (Saurabh Shukla) showdown "Lage Raho Munnabhai" (2006), which has had such a compelling impact?
If we are guided by faith in religion, then it is the same faith that drives us to holy men and religious leaders. We might question their methods, but in areas like these really logical opportunity?
Why was the effect coupe, I wonder? Rajkumar Hirani was trying to toe a fine line, no not completely ignores the religious feelings?
Maybe I'm nitpicking, but is the team '3 Idiots' and are used to a certain amount of wit them.
Said, "PK" is definitely a must-watch, the film raises many pertinent questions. Maybe not provide very definitive answers all but essential for someone to step back and ask these questions.
How we are blinded by our belief systems? Is there a rational way to explain the ways in which we choose to adopt and practice? Sometimes all we need is the hope of clinging to religion and stipulates that, but we can do something constructive to channel despair?
I wish there was more to this film than just the religious aspect. As some inherent hypocrisies Indians PK alluding to when he decides to revisit.
See "PK" I am sure that no other recent film was distributed as genuine humor.