PK

I saw the movie PK yesterday. An Amir Khan starred movie was bound to hit the blockbusters. And so, it did. But it seemed less of an Amir Khan movie. An Amir Khan movie is expected to be new. Though the concept presented by Raj Kumar Hirani was new, or may be unique but the movie revolved around the same line of idealism. How we should be, how the world should be and all were the main agenda of the movie. Of course, I like messages that a movie conveys but I don’t want a teacher.

The movie had in its hold, the moments. A magnificent director Hirani and a brilliant actor Amir Khan were able to extract the emotional juices from its audiences. PK had a lot of them. Otherwise, the movie lacks everything. The story was too short for a two-and-a-half hours movie. At times, it seemed the movie was struggling to survive the time as if they had to anyhow extend the movie to two and a half hours. Again, all the emphasis was on the message and moments other than the story.

Besides all this, even the message was a lot controversial. Even I am not much convinced with the message it is trying to convey. A no religion world is more dangerous than a world full of religions. In fact, Islam was born out of violence to pacify it in the Arab. Hinduism has in its scriptures the message of love and peace. There are examples of Ashoka and others alike who encourage hindus to leave the path of violence and accept harmony as the basis of their lives. It may seem now, that violence in the name of religion is all because religion exists. But if there would be no religion, then also fights shall exist. The basis might be different. Now hindus and muslims fight with each other but at least not among themselves. At least religion gives us this benefit. And this all is when I ignore the jibe that the movie has taken over the hindu religion in particular which is bad when the message is against all religions.

At last, the movie is a disappointment. More so because names like Amir Khan and Raj Kumar Hirani is associated with it.