Movie Review: PK


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I would love to hear from those who have watched this latest release, starring Aamir Khan, in and as PK. While those who haven’t, must feel glad that they came across my blog and later decide whether they want to watch it or not.

I’m not a movie buff and highly selective when it comes to going to theaters. Of course, with movies starring Aamir Khan, your expectations are always on a rise. Somewhat inquisitive, the first thing I did the very next day of the release was to check out the ratings on a few reputed websites and newspaper. This movie particularly caught my attention because it was rated 4.5-5 almost everywhere.

“OMG! It’s a must watch”–that’s exactly what I thought and booked the tickets for the same weekend. Least expected, I got 4 tickets for the evening show at Wave Cinemas.

The opening scene of the movie is a narrative with visuals that looks borrowed from some Hollywood Sci-Fi movie. This blends into a comedy that’s bizarre in the subsequent scenes, spiced up with too much of drama. Hard to digest that the movie falls under the genre of comedy.

Nevermind! It is also difficult to connect the links in the opening part of the story as there’s a sudden introduction of the actor Sushant Singh Rajput and actress, Anushka Sharma. Moreover, there is a lot more that is expected from Aamir Khan in a movie and he seems to be a disapponitment especially in the first half.  The expressions that he has maintained throughout the movie did not even look innocent or childlike at all. Aamir Khan, who boasts of attaining perfection in every scene has slightly missed it somewhere this time. His acting and make-up looks unreal and the story looks like a combination of “Oh my God!” and “Koi Mil Gaya”, though I would rate both of these movies to be far better in every aspect than PK.

The first half of the movie is not at all impressive and lack the real entertainment. The second half of the movie looks more like a documentary to me that could have also been an episode of Satyamev Jayate probably.

Performances at a glance

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Aamir Khan had looked better without those raised eyebrows and overtly red lips.

The overall performances of all the actors is at par. However, Sushant’s role is brilliantly done. Anushka looks not that glamorous in the new look, but her performance is quite honest to her role. Aamir could have done and looked better without those raised eyebrows throughout the movie and overtly red lips projecting the betel stain; looked awful. Though his Bhojpuri accent seems to come naturally to him, I’m sure there he must have put a lot of effort and practice. Boman Irani looks great and has done justice to his role, however little it may be. Sanjay Dutt’s role is not that eminent.

Let’s talk about the climax now!

I think the climax makes up for the entire movie or the storyline. The twist in the tale was brought up immensely and the emotional satire is worth the watch. The guest appearance of the chocolaty boy at the time of climax would act as a balm to your eyes, especially for girls.

If you ask me, this movie is neither a comedy because it does not make you laugh that much, nor a drama because the emotional scenes look unnatural and forceful except in the climax. The last few scenes of the movie are excellent and may bring tears to your eyes. You may just end up trying to gulp them down your throat before your partner in the adjacent seat could figure out. It’s only the end that would make you feel like you have not wasted your time andmoney.

All in all the movie is overrated. This is purely my opinion and I would like to know all my friends’ views, who have just read my blog about the movie–PK.

Movie rating: 3

12 comments

  1. I watched the movie on the second day of it’s release…I had gone in to the theater with good expectations..the movie was not very good..it was okay..with too many co-incidences in the narration….I have seen all these things in the past….so 2.5 stars out of 5…aamir’s performance was okay..

  2. The blogs seems a biased one!
    Aamir khan never tried to be innocent or childish. His character was of a person who was confused with the society running here. Mr Hirani did a very good job wrapping up the whole big bad society within 150 mins. I have never seen such a crowd laughing out loud rolling on some scenes from it. Overall it was an awsome try to wrap up the whole sentiments in such a small time frame. Well done!!

    1. Hi Pradeep, Firstly, thanks for your comment. Secondly, If you say my blog’s a biased one, I would like to know biased to whom? Well, no where in my blog have I said that movie is pathetic. I’ve just emphasized on the fact that there’s much more expected from an actor like Aamir. “Childike curiosity” is what I see everywhere online and my point refers to that. I’m one person who doesn’t follow the crowd blindly. I believe audiences laughing out loud cannot rate a movie to be good or bad, some may just laugh at good humor while others equally laugh at stupidity. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Kaustubh. I appreciate you agree and I can’t agree more that I feel exactly the same since the time I watched Dhoom 3. But, I am surprised by the manner in which the movie has been hyped by media.

  3. I am sorry Anupriya, unfortunately I did not liked your review, it is a clear indication that you don’t like Aamir Khan and this is the reason why are you writing this. I too watched the movie on last Saturday, and I am having an entirely different opinion than whatever you have written over here. Honestly the first half of the movie was tremendously good and I do agree with mostly whatever you said about the second half, especially the scene when Ranvir Kapoor came.

    Unfortunately I had differences of opinion with yours, and this prompts me to write this comment, but as far as you do know me, I am not that type of guy who usually write anything of this sort. I am sorry about any harsh words if I said here, but honestly I did not liked your review of the movie PK at all, and I would not call it as an honest one too… 🙂

    1. Thank you for your feedback Sir. I respect your views. I’ve been following Aamir since Qayamat se Qayamat Tak to Hum Hain Rahi Pyar ke, Andaz Apna Apna, Fanaa, Lagaan, 3 Idiots and what not. These are some marvelous movies, which I would like to watch over and over again. I am not a die hard fan of any of the actors in this industry that I would write a negative blog about Aamir only to satisfy my ego. Nor do I have anything personal against him, trust me. 🙂 I know Aamir as much as any of the actors in Bollywood for their work. Yes, but after such great pieces of work, definitely the expectation goes high. Since last couple of movies I do not find him up to the expectation rather feel he overacts (that’s my opinion).
      If you liked the first half of the movie quite contrary to what I have mentioned in my blog, that’s your outlook. It’s just a matter of choice. You don’t find my blog to be honest is completely your point of view. I hope we can come to a common point in his next release. 🙂

    1. That’s an excellent thought to sit back and wait to watch it on TV. These days it doesn’t really take long for a movie to appear on a small screen. Thanks for following my blog. I would love to read some of yours.

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