Hirani. Heavy message presented in a light manner. So many messages are
conveyed symbolically, and so many are conveyed directly. Every dialogue hit me
hard. The movie leads to lot of introspection.
on earth (Rajasthan) to research about the human beings. The moment he lands on
earth, all naked, with a child like curiosity, his ‘remote’ to send signals to
his planet is being snatched by a person. The scene shifts to a foreign land
where Anushka (Jaggu) is seen to be negotiating for a ticket to witness the
show of Amitabh Bachchan reciting Big Bachchan. Anushka falls in love with
Sushant (Sarfaraz), a Pakistani boy. Later Anoushka is shown working for a TV
interesting, where PK is distributing the pamphlets in Metro Rail (New Delhi) for
‘Missing Gods’. The scenes are hilarious as well as interesting.
The desperation of a news channel to even make a depressive dog’s story as
breaking news is shown. PK’s role forces one to think. He comes up with so much
of innocence, who has altogether a different outlook towards things and life.
He shares his journey of learning on earth to Jaggu, which has so many
elements. He collects dress for himself from the ‘Dancing Car’. He slowly understands
that all the human beings have the same type of skin but their dressing, style
makes them look different. His amusement on the diversity is also beautifully
depicted. He also feels that people on his planet are so truth-loving and
non-complicated, but on earth, things are just not in order. On his planet,
people don’t talk, they just touch the other person and get to know what is on
that person’s mind. But on earth, PK feels that people even after communicating
directly don’t understand one another. PK gets confused at the usage of a
single word for expressing different feelings.
Mahatma Gandhi’s photograph in newspaper, book cover etc. and later with the
currency forces us to think – is actually Mahatma Gandhi alive only on
in every street and that too with so much of diversity. In PK’s language, God
has managers who are running different companies (different religions) and have
different set of rules for running the company. There is a scene, where PK goes
desperately from God to God, temple to church to mosque to gurudwara, so that
he is able to get back his lost remote. When he understands the diversities of
the religion, he tries to check, whether God stamped children as
Hindu-Muslim-Christian- Sikh. A great insight. Absolute delight to watch these
who made us and another one is the God whom we made. PK doesn’t question the
belief in God but he definitely questions the blind faith upon God-like people
for whom it is another way of money-making business.
wearing all sorts of religious chains like, Rudraksh, Cross etc. which he later
throws off saying that there is only one God who does not put any conditions on
his running with arms straight by his side and palms stuck out are very much
noticeable. Anushka is effortless, Sushant, Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Dutt and Boman Irani are
also good in the movie.