The last film I saw was in mid-November, Kill Dil, the film wasn’t ‘so bad’. I seem to have said this a bit often towards the end of this year…February 21, 2014, I had not seen another “best film” of the year quite yet. Only little did I know that walking into the movie theater today was going to change that.
PK, who is he? A strange, different personality we have yet to meet. Sometimes he reminds you of a little kid just beginning to understand life as it comes, sometimes he reminds you of a best-friend you wish you could always have and sometimes he says such nonsense things you feel is ‘tipsy’ or ‘peekay’! Funny enough, he’s never had a drop of alcohol in his life…
The story and the concept of the film was grasping, flawless and heart-touching. The idea had the audience think twice about the ways of life. The entire film had me at all parts of my seat as I was hysterically laughing at one point and then shaking my head at the truth of life. Me feet were tapping to the melodious tunes and there were points where I was smiling for long moments.
As director Rajkumar Hirani & producers Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Siddarth Roy Kapur and also Rajkumar Hirani himself did not promote this film like most Indian films do, through television reality shows, but instead quietly popped a banner on every television channel every now and then on the bottom of your TV screen. The songs popped up between ads and the TV show itself and if you are a social-media junky then you saw a new Film poster every now and then and links to a new song. The house was full from the beginning showtime this afternoon at 1:00pm to an added showtime, 10:20pm where I found myself searching for three seats for me and my family.
I will not say any more about the film than the little I have felt after watching the film. It just left a really good feeling inside when I walked out that theater and the last time I had this feeling was when I saw the film, Barfi! in 2012.
Anushka Sharma as ‘Jaggu’ and ‘Aamir Khan’ as PK, brought a fresh chemistry on-screen, but more than just their chemistry, they both excelled the title of what they do as actors. Supporting cast, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla & Sushant Singh Rajput, added the perfect amount of magnitude to the film. Without the supporting cast, such a film could not have come together as one.
As a film reviewer, I sometimes become bias when watching certain films, if it has a Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra or Alia Bhatt, I typically look past any flaws and automatically add an extra half star (I am being honest).
But, with PK, I have no one to be bias towards. I do not, not like any of these actors but I respect them because no matter what, this specific team always creeps up with a really good film all the time that gives off a message to India. As we all know, in the film fraternity, Aamir Khan never fails to release a good or perfect film. Inside, I always have a ‘hate-love’ thing for Aamir, only because he does not show up publicly to awards, etc. But, at the end of the day, an actors performance is depicted by the audience and not a trophy.
PK, is Aamir Khan’s BEST film he has ever made throughout his film career. Yes, I believe this film was 100-times better than Lagaan!
I hope by now I have convinced you enough to go see the film. Do not expect elaborate item songs, wonderful flashy costumes and corny-dialogue. I promise though, you will be crying some moments, you will sing to the beautiful music, you will be soaked into the story and will be a hundred-percent entertained by, PK.
If I could, I’d give this a 10 star Review, but because I have always given films a 5 Star review, this film deserves the best!
A New Girl in a City’s review for PK the Film is
Nanga Punga Dost
PS: When you go see PK, see if you recognize a special someone in the last scene!
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