Star cast: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani and Saurabh Shukla
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Claps for: Content, Actors & Script
Slaps for: Nothing at all
Popcorn Refill: Strictly during the interval
Story: PK (Aamir Khan) is an unusual man, who has difficulty understanding the culture and practices of our society, the reason for which is... it is better if you find out when you watch the film! Anushka, who is a journalist, stumbles upon PK in a hunt to present an unusual story to the audiences to grab TRPs. However, when she comes to know PK's real story, she sympathizes with him and decides to help him by going against Godman Tapasvi, played by Saurabh Shukla, with her editor's (Boman Irani) guidance. Whether they succeed in helping PK is what forms the main crux of the film.
Performances: Aamir Khan yet again proves his acting mettle with a blockbuster performance as PK. He is simply brilliant in his character and keeps you entertained throughout. Aamir easily makes you cry and laugh in a fraction of moments. Anushka Sharma plays the perfect partner in crime to Aamir. She is convincing as a journalist. Sushant Singh Rajput, who is in a guest role, does his part perfectly as a charming lover. His chemistry with Anushka is adorable. Saurabh Shukla, as the Godman, makes you hate him with his lovely character. He is apt in the negative role. Sanjay Dutt though has a small role in the film, shines in it. Lastly, it is impossible to ignore Boman Irani who is wonderful in his role as the editor.
Direction: Be it 'Munnabhai' series or '3 Idiots', Rajkumar Hirani has always made it a point to convey a strong social message through his content. 'PK' is no different. Hirani does an exceptional job with the movie and manages to deliver the underlying message of the film subtly. He hits the Bulls eye with this one too. A special mention for Abhijat Joshi who wins the hearts with this beautiful story. Though the second half becomes slightly preachy, the makers take it to another level with their last bit. All in all, a great film to end the year with.
Combo on offer: Drama + Comedy = An unusual story! (Similar to what 'Oh My God' deals with, but yet is unique)
Final Verdict: We give the film real hard Claps and a standing ovation for its unique take on a done before subject!