He is well known for doing the social preaching thing in the most entertaining manner and PK from Rajkumar Hirani is one more superb creation that has content that is contemporary and entertainment that is fresh. With a super actor portraying the pivotal role, PK deserves a standing ovation for its bravery itself.

PK is a weirdo character who questions the methods of society – please do not ask me why, as it will spoil the first surprise you will see on screen. PK is in search of his lost remote control, which everyone said God knows. Therefore, he is in search of that God who has not fulfilled his demand to give back the remote to him. A TV reporter Jaggu becomes curios about this character and decides to do a story. How this story making goes with many earth shattering developments is what PK talking.

Firstly, I want to appreciate the makers for taking up the risk of presenting such a sensitive subject in a way that communicates to all category of audience. It is not a complicated structure and at the same time, it does not try to escape from possible questions from the opposition. Irrelevant subplots are not there to deviate from the theme and everything makes sense at the end. For the first half an hour you might feel that some things are different from the usual Rajkumar Hirani film, which is not that pleasing.  However, that annoyance, which includes the weird characterization of PK makes sense when we get to know why someone like PK was necessary to convey this thought.

Making wise we can see that signature style of Mr. Hirani in all frames and narrative. In addition, he has handled the sensitive scenes very nicely by adding humor that does not insult the belief. God knows whether the religions will go mad at the topic; but personally, I felt that the theme was presented in a smart way.  Screenplay at times will remind you of the pattern Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi tried in Lage Raho Munnabhai, especially in that wrong number public reaction phase and the backstory part of Jaggu in the second half. However, as it is a formula that still works for me, I am not going to blame that hitch. Very nice cinematography, which suited the feel of the movie. Edits were good and the music was nice. Some songs like Nanga Punga dost and that Ankit Tiwari song was not used completely. Fitting background score that once again makes it clear that you are watching a Raju Hirani movie.

Aamir Khan has done a fabulous job as this alienated character who very innocently questions the society for its methodology and beliefs. The body language, dialect, expressions were superb. Anushka Sharma did her character beautifully with the required energy. Sourabh Shukla, Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjay Dutt and Boman Irani were also quite nice in their characters.

Overall, PK won my heart with its strong content and engaging treatment. For those who like to see a good debate on screen, PK is indeed a must watch. My rating for this Aamir Khan starrer is 4/5. Believe in the God who created you, not the one you created – too good!

Final Thoughts


Green: Recommended Content

Orange: The In-Between Ones

Red: Not Recommended


Categorized as Hindi, Review

By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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