Watched PK last night. And here is what I think about it.PK Poster

  1. There is a lot of research behind it, and it clearly shows right from the first frame. As soon as I saw the cloud that carries spaceship, I remembered the famous novel by Sir Fred Hoyle – “The Black Cloud”. Those who have read it, and those who are interested in astrobiology, will know what I mean.
  2. People are comparing PK with Paresh Rawal starrer Oh My God. I disagree. Both the movies question our set ideas of faith and religion, the perspective is entirely different. While the protagonist of OMG is initially a non-believer (or anti-God atheist), the one in PK is completely clueless about the concept of God.
  3. I heard some people saying nothing new in PK if you’ve watched OMG. My question to them is- You are ok with sequels of stupid Rom-Coms with no logic at all, but you call it a copy when somebody ventures into this territory already marked by other? PK goes beyond faith and religion and asks basic questions about other areas of life as well. It also portrays how prejudices affect our thinking. At times like today’s we need more such movies.
  4. Amir Khan is brilliant, cute and THE BEST. Period.
  5. Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani too, perform well, as expected.
  6. Anushka Sharma is turning out to be the queen of satire. After Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola, which parodied politics, she has another movie-with-message to her name.

A lot has been said about Anushka recently, from her lip job (which is her choice) to her cricketer boyfriend (which again is their personal matter). She was ridiculed, blamed and mocked for it all. But the girl is proving to be a tough woman.

  1. The movie asks some hard questions, makes you think, challenges your beliefs and leaves you with a message.
  2. In the end when Amir talks of two different concepts about God – particularly the one created by man- I could not help but think of Einstein and his famous quote on quantum physics- ‘God does not play dice with the universe.’

I had heard to extreme reactions about this movie, some named it the movie of the year, some said it’s not up to the mark. I have only one thing to say on that- Those who didn’t like it, probably don’t understand what satire is.

– Janhavee Moole

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