About the Movie
Pk is a comedy of ideas about a stranger in the city, who asks questions that no one has asked before. They are innocent, childlike questions, but they bring about catastrophic answers. People who are set in their ways for generations, are forced to reappraise their world when they see it from Pk's innocent eyes. In the process Pk makes loyal friends and powerful foes, mends broken lives and angers the establishment. Pk’s childlike curiosity transforms into a spiritual odyssey for him and millions of others. The film is an ambitious and uniquely original exploration of complex philosophies. It is also a simple and humane tale of love, laughter and letting-go. Finally, it is a moving saga about a friendship between strangers from worlds apart.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 14
- Fresh: 13
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Mr. Hirani remains an excellent storyteller, weaving his disparate story strands into a convincing, satisfying whole - a rare Bollywood feat.
Fresh: A biting, whip-smart satire on the thorny subject of organized religion, the Bollywood musical "PK" enlightens and provokes through outrageous slapstick.
Fresh: The film deftly pokes fun at the foibles of earthlings -- especially their warring religions -- with warmth and compassion, and shines a light on the contradictions of India's strict but unwritten social rules.
Fresh: The performances are pitch perfect, with A-lister Khan proving yet again that he's the most versatile and intelligent Indian actor of his generation. The result is probably the best mainstream Hindi film of 2014.
I love Bollywood, and this movie lived up to my expectations. It was excellent. The protagonist is an innocent-looking alien visiting earth. His confusion about dress, worship, money, etc., is hilarious. There were an adequate number of excellent musical numbers topped off with a great denouement. This movie is a must see for anyone who enjoys science fiction love stories or Bollywood.
Great movie to see
The perfect movie to show people who believe there religion is better than others which is not true
You must belief in your own way not the way people want you to belief
Good fun. . . with a moral.
I didn't know what to expect from this film - I chose to view it because I like Anushka Sharma. I was very pleasantly surprised! It unravels some of the more unreasonable and ugly aspects of religious fundamentalist fanaticism by asking simple questions through basically a child's eyes. . . in this case, the child's eyes happens to be a stranded alien doing research (sort of the Hitchiker's Guide angle, I guess.) The whimsy is really essential to balance the heaviness of the underlying message. Overall, very well done.