Release Date : Dec 19,2014
PK (aka) Peekay review

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: Rajkumar Hirani, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Cast: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Boman Irani, Sanjay Dutt, Sushant Singh Rajput
Direction: Rajkumar Hirani
Screenplay: Rajkumar Hirani
Story: Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani
Music: Shantanu Moitra
Background score: Shantanu Moitra
Cinematography: C. K. Muraleedharan
It makes you sit, it makes you think, it inspires you, it touches your roots; a film that travels beyond the four corners of the screen, PK questions your belief! Directed and produced by an amazing duo, Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra respectively, PK displayed their magic once again. The film makes its audience rest, sit back, concentrate and think. 
PK is a film that breaks the monotony of the common belief system in the society, showcases the difference between god and godmen, questions the quotidian of religion and reveals the deep rooted cultural flaws through satirical comedy. This film in its true essence is the much-needed visual relief from the mainstream dramas. Aamir’s unflinching screen presence has made the movie reach new heights.
Aesthetics on par with story
Questions like why do we have religion? Does god exist or not? Why do we have idols? are bound to crop up in your head post the movie. The story is clean, letting our brains think about the societal system. India is a country that sees a lot of resentment while speaking of religion and culture. To touch upon such a heavy subject in the most casual manner, PK has done full justice. Be it showcasing colourful attires, nonchalant nakedness or timely comedy and emotional moments, the novelty is retained throughout the film. Though the screenplay has generous similarities to ‘Oh My God’ when it comes to the theme, dialogues and its delivery, the uniqueness of Aamir Khan steals the show. Visuals of the film are very different, something that Hindi films haven’t seen till now. The costume designer deserves a special mention for having portrayed an effortless depiction of the intriguing lead character, PK. With such a gripping screenplay one wouldn’t even take a loo break.
Bhojpuri at its best
Post 3 Idiots, Abhijat Joshi has created a magic with the native touch of Bhojpuri. The dialogues have been well thought through and given at the right time. Though preachy sometimes, satire has worked as the best option to depict such a heavy concept. While we laugh during many scenes, the dialogues have a deeper meaning as you move to the next scene making us ponder. With English subtitles in the film, no viewer would complain about understanding the vernacular language.
Rajkumar Hirani moments
The film is very native as most of the first half happens in Rajasthan. From the regular religious customs to the many unreasoned rituals, Rajkumar has maintained novelty in his script. There might be times when you are taken back to ‘Mission Kashmir’ or ‘3 Idiots’, when dealing with emotional moments, but Hirani has pulled out the best from the first time duo Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma, retaining their originality. Hirani has pushed his limits in this film with the right dose of the much-needed social message that is sure to stay for a while. 
Music repeats
One aspect in the film that could take a backseat is Shantanu Moitra’s music scores. The songs are very repetitive both in terms of music and visuals. It can be best matched with ‘3 Idiots’ as the situations and music composition are very close to popular songs like ‘Jaane Nahin’ and ‘Zoobi Doobi’.
We are actors
“All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages” said Shakespeare. This quote best depicts the film’s screenplay, characters and story. Each character is played with excellence. Aamir’s PK is very convincing as his innocence and sensibilities are portrayed at their best. Anushka as a TV reporter is seen in a very different makeover; the boy cut and the look of a girl-next-door have made her role stand out. Though comparatively in less number of scenes, Sushant Singh Rajput as Anushka’s boyfriend and Boman Irani as her boss have played important roles in keeping the screenplay taut. Role of Sanjay Dutt is irreplaceable as only he can pull off that ‘macho’ character despite wearing pink Rajasthani costumes. Saurabh Shukla as the Godman is another experienced actor on view and he aces his part confidently.
PK is a film to stay in everyone’s heart for a while, letting open thoughts about religion and the belief system that we have lived on, throughout our lives. India being a diverse nation, this film is sure to question the worth of diversity in terms of religious communities.
Verdict: Thought-provoking, humorous - Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani deliver a ‘must watch’
( 3.25 / 5.0 )


PK (aka) Peekay

PK (aka) Peekay is a Hindi movie with production by Rajkumar Hirani, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, direction by Rajkumar Hirani, cinematography by C. K. Muraleedharan. The cast of PK (aka) Peekay includes Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Boman Irani, Sanjay Dutt, Sushant Singh Rajput.