PK is one of those movies that make you think even as you laugh. Some say it’s against religion. There can be no bigger false statement.
PK makes us rethink about customs and traditions that shouldn’t be tolerable but we have accepted them all without raising a question. It makes us see the world in a whole new light where we can see how rigid we and others in our society can be when it comes to religion. Religion, that we claim to follow with all our devotion, but in reality have only restricted it to rituals. We don’t try to think on our own, we don’t try to raise questions because the society has forbidden us to do so. We depend so much on the self proclaimed ‘experts’ of religion that we don’t even consider trying to get to know our religion or God ourselves. Hence, we don’t have any connection with Him because all we do is follow rituals.
Never do we let the thought that these people, who maybe more knowledgeable in comparison, are just like us, cross our minds. They have the same limitations we do and there is a possibility of them being wrong. They aren’t prophets! By not raising questions, we restrict them and ourselves from using our brains and look for answers that will only make us closer to God. By doing so, and I know this statement will sound outrageous and offend many but is completely true, we trust humans more than we trust God.
PK makes us realize the reasons that are driving us away from religion even though we think that we are getting closer to it. It’s not about atheism, it is about believing in God more than we believe in humans and that will only happen when we start looking for answers to all the questions that we keep bottled up.
Amir Khan has once again worked his magic onscreen and raised serious questions while being comical all along. Anushka Sharma was not bad either but despite being the female lead, she couldn’t make a mark. I loved Boman Irani, he made each of his scenes enjoyable. The songs are OK, none of melodies really stick with you. But the content of the film is so strong that the small glitches can be ignored. The direction was good overall.
I’ll rate it 4/5.
Cast: Amir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Boman Irani, Sharubh Shukla, Sanjay Dutt, Sushant Singh, Parikshat Sahni and others
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Producer: Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Writer: Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijit Joshi, Sreerag Nambiar
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