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Aamir Khan is more than an actor and this can be an advantage or a disadvantage. In the case of his film PK, it is a disadvantage, because the character was an emotional extension of his TV show Satyamev Jayate. It was as if he created a character who was the guest on the show and there was a film about him.

PK’s plot is simple- alien comes to earth and we get to see our planet from his point of view as he is looking for the thief who has the key to recall his spaceship. In the middle of this there is a love story, news channel, temples, religion and the big debate about GOD.

As an easy film goer, you will enjoy Aamir Khan’s acting/character, simple set up, no dirty dancing, easy story, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, a determined Anushka Sharma (her hairstyle could have been more original), Sanjay Dutt and talented Sushant Singh Rajput.

But a film critic can see through the creation.

There should have been more suspense that PK was not an alien until just before the interval. His landing and Daniel Craig’s in Cowboys and Aliens is similar, only that Aamir is naked. Anoushka as Jaggu and the TV sensationalism was similar to Krrish 3 where Priyanka Chopra’s character was trying to impress her boss with a big story. The religion/God plot was better handled by Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal’s pairing in Oh My God.

Easy film, could have been better by far, perhaps after 3 Idiots the expectations from director Rajkumar Hirani and actor Aamir Khan are higher.