Sunday, December 21, 2014

PK is more than OK

By Anant Mathur (December 21, 2014)

There are maybe at most 2 filmmakers in Bollywood who know how to make entertaining films, lucky for us, Rajkumar Hirani is one of them. The thing I love about Rajkumar Hirani the most is that he takes his time making his films. So many filmmakers today rush and make 2-3 movies a year, but as I have often said, the key is not in the quantity but quality of film you make. 

There's no sense in making 10 films that flop when you can take the same amount of time to make one really good film which is a super hit blockbuster - it takes time to come up with a good story and dialogues. Rajkumar Hirani's first film Munna Bhai MBBS earned triple the amount of money it cost to make. His next venture Lage Raho Munna Bhai earned 10 times the cost of the movie and his third film 3 idiots earned more than 11 times what it cost to make it.

Mr. Hirani's latest venture is PK which has already shattered shattering box office records, it would come as no surprise if the film breaks all existing box office records. Yes, it's that good. The only thing I was worried about while watching this film was that the ending is good. Most times a hindi film will be good but then in the last 30 minutes the filmmaker completely fudge it up. But PK is everything you expect from a Rajkumar Hirani film and more and it has a great ending.

Come awards time I doubt there will be any competition for this film, I have seen nothing in the last year which comes even close to how good PK is. One can go hoarse praising Aamir Khan's performance in this film. But it's not just Aamir who does good work, in fact all the actor in the film have delivered wonderful performances from Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Rajput to Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Dutt and Parikshit Sahni all have done full justice to their characters.

Music can be the soul of a film and the best kind of music is when it flows with the story so well that you hardly notice it and it doesn't distract but entice you further into the story. PK does just that. There's not a single moment where you feel the music is overpowering or that it doesn't belong in the story.

There are many scenes which are brilliantly done. Even though you know what's coming it's the way that the scene unfolds which makes it memorable. In all, I highly recommend you see this film if you haven't already. It's a good story, certainly very entertaining and everyone associated with it is on top of their game.

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