Pink (HINDI)

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Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi and many more
Editing : Bodhatiya
Music : Shantanu Moitra
Cinematography : Abhik
Directed by: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

After hearing many good reviews and the multiplexes adding subtitle to the movie weeks after the release made me to watch this film, finally. Daily I use to hear some nice things about this movie which held me for days in control to see this movie with subs. I saw it last week and lets see how the movie is.

This is a story of three independent girls Minal (Taapsee), Falak (Kirti Kulhari) and Andrea who meets Rajveer (Angad Bedi) and his friends at a rock show. Rajveer and his friends try to take advantage of the girls and in order to escape, Minal hits him with a bottle. Days later the girls decide to file a case against Rajveer and his friends. Rajveer belongs to a political family and he files a backdated case and gets Minal arrested. Minal and friends try their level best to come out free and finally get help from a retired lawyer Deepak Sehgal (Amitabh Bachchan). This leads to a trail and what happens after that forms the crux.

The first half is like a thriller, taut and tense. In a smart storytelling move, the incident is never actually shown which sparks off the chain of events in this film (not until the end credits). We must rely on the snatches of conversations, accusations, and confessions made during the course of the film to piece together what may have taken place which is a smart move. Many things have brought to the light like zero FIR, women can be released in bail though the sections are non bailable, etc. All three girls are excellent. Taapsee has the film on her shoulders and she is consistently, impressively credible. Kudos to the other two too.

Amitabh Bachchan surpasses many of his iconic performances and sets a landmark. Piyush Mishra is fantastic in his role and gives good balance to the towering performance of Amitabh. Aniruddha extracts natural performances from all his actors, and makes a meaningful film without any unnecessary commercial trappings and never once deviating from the core theme. The film is crisp and the camera work is decent as it captures the capital city as it is. Shantanu adds sadness in his BGM. Apart from its great performances, the other boosters of the movie are its taut screenplay and dialogues for which Anirudhha should be appreciated. The movie is a colorful rendering of various emotions and power packed screenplay. Should not be missed..!! 🙂

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PK (HINDI)

PK

Starring: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh, Sanjay Dutt, Saurabh Shukla and many more
Editing : Rajkumar Hirani
Music : Shantanu Moitra
Cinematography: CK Muraleedharan
Written by: Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani
Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani

Much had been debated about the film’s plot. Is PK an astronaut, is he an alien or is he a con artist? What is PK movie all about? Much till the screening of the film, the plot had not been revealed, so this may come as a surprise to you, but PK is not an out and out comedy film like how it has been portrayed till date.

Abhijat Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani pen a unique take on God and its faith layered by love, life and humanity. A mysterious pan chewing PK (Aamir Khan) is in search of God and his remote which he lost once he enters as alien. A complete stranger PK is weird but curiously loving. PK in his search for God meets Bhairav Singh (Sanjay Dutt) and Jaggu aka jagat Janani (Anushka Sharma) who comes to Delhi from Belgium after losing her love (Sushant). Bhairav helps him to understand the language, Jaggu helps him to understand love. PK challenges the stereotype belief of faith and while finding his answers finds love and much more.

Firstly, a big round of applause for Aamir, Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra for making this story and giving us a grand family entertainer with some food for thought! PK will make you ask the pressing question, How does a big hero do this. The star has proven his mettle yet again and I couldn’t have pictured anybody but him as the weird, quirky yet endearing PK! Hirani and his co-writer Abhijat Joshi craft clever scenes rich in irony, like one in which PK arrives at a church service with a Pooja bag, or one in which he attempts to enter a mosque bearing wine. It’s to the writers’ credit that they successfully mine laughs out of scenarios that might otherwise appear prickly.

PK creates another career triumph for Aamir Khan for its major awards turn. Exceptional in the Bhojpuri drawl with affable sweetness, the actor draws the viewer close to his curious character immediately, and manages to keep the audience amused throughout. Excelling and surpassing himself in his most challenging role till date Aamir comic timings get more edge and sharp this time. Anushka Sharma too has essayed her charismatic but cute journalist role well, the short hair looks really good on her. Her love chemistry with Sushant and friendly chemistry with Aamir has been balanced really well. Sanjay Dutt is wonderfully droll, Sushant Singh Rajput is very likeable indeed and Saurabh Shukla, playing the antagonistic godman, is great at being a pompous god-invoking gasbag. Lookout for another star at the end as a sweet cameo.

Muraleedharan’s cinematography is marvelously beautiful like postcards. Rajkumar Hirani editing is sharp. Music gels well with the film. PK is no satire — it’s a bit too toothless for that — but it is a rollicking mainstream entertainer with ambition to evoke some introspection, one with compelling moments and some genuine surprises. It sticks faithfully to Hirani’s quirky film making, and yet there is no question that it’s a courageous film. Packed with sharp dialogue and genuinely funny moments that offset the lack of subtlety, it is easily one of the year’s better films. A sequel is on the demand now. Dont miss this film which may answer to your many questions..!! 🙂