KUDOS TO AAMIR KHAN= TOM HANKS OF BOLLYWOOD
I enter cinema halls to watch Hindi movies with a lot of trepidation. Am I in for 150 minutes or more of boredom? Will I be inundated with screeching and wailing songs and corny dialogue?
PK the movie swallowed me and took me on an enjoyable amusement park ride. It is an alien’s search for God on Earth. The alien does not meet God anywhere; neither in temples, churches or Gurudwaras.
Aamir Khan whom I consider the Tom Hanks of Bollywood or Indian Cinema takes the role by the scruff of the neck and carries it with élan to the end of the movie. Both these stars excel in their excellent protean abilities of merging into their character seamlessly.
Four stars to the movie; one star less because of some over-colorful and irrelevant digressions from the main theme.
Hindi movies ride to glory on the back of popular songs. This movie has at least 2 such super-hit songs. Oh, to be a lyricist of Hindi movie songs. They are sung on the streets of urban and rural India.
Story—Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi.
Music for songs—Shantanu Moitra; Ajay-Atul; Ankit Tiwari
Background music – Sanjay Wandrekar and Atul Raninga.
Lyrics—Swanand Kirkire, Amitabh Varma and Manoh Muntashir
The heroine is played amiably, amicably and admirably by Anushka Sharma. The story is also narrated by her.
Sanjay Dutt as usual is superb in his cameo role.
The theme of the movie reminds me of the Bible quote:-
“Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool; what house will ye build me?—Acts 7:49 KJV