With a sense of intrigue and immense anticipation from all corners — Aamir Khan’s next film PK has everything running in its favour. From a shorter run time to a novel storyline along with Rajkumar Hirani’s touch gives the film more reasons to succeed. And when Raju makes films, he has a certain amount of those quirky elements which connect with the audiences. Certainly a class apart, Raju’s films and sensibilities bridge the gap between the masses and the classes, so to say. And now that he direct PK after five years, it is proof enough that Raju is a director with a difference and that he is a brand by himself, courtesy his films! No wonder, PK is touted as a Rajkumar hirani film more than being called another Aamir Khan film!
It is a Aamir Khan film which brings a certain amount of uniqueness to the story line. Staying away from the usual masala potboilers and the rom-coms, he is someone who does things differently. And that clicks well with the audiences too. Aamir has a huge fan following and more than that, his effortless acting skills add on to his cinematic genius.
Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma’s pairing comes across as a refreshing one. While Anushka’s Jagat Janani is bubbly and vivacious, Aamir’s PK is naive and childish. And given that her chemistry with SRK brought her numerous accolades her on-screen camaraderie with Aamir will only take her forward. “This is not a done away story”, claimed Rajkumar Hirani. “It’s been 100 years of cinema and there’s hardly any story left which has not been tried and tested in Bollywood. it is difficult to find a film which is so new and unique. PK is one such film”, he claims. There’s an immense amount of curiosity and intrigue built around the film, the plot and the characters, something that the team had planned intentionally and it clicked.
Be it Ghajini, 3 Idiots or Dhoom 3, Aamir’s biggest box office successes have coem during Christmas. Last year, Dhoom 3 was a December end release and it went on to do great business at the box office. With PK releasing around the same time, a day earlier than D3’s release date, will history repeat itself? It just might!