Tuesday, December 30, 2014

PK and Ugly, my thoughts: Part I

Bollywood never ceases to provide the variety and diversity in movies. By the themes, budgets, actors and storylines, Bollywood covers all. The problem is how a viewer finds a movie. I hate the concept of review, specially by professionals because of two reasons; one, movie taste is subjective. second, they don't write against big boy movies. Best bet is to watch most movies possible within the budget and time. I watched quite a few movies in 2014 and PK and Ugly were two of the outstanding movies.

Although I won't reveal the ending, there may be spoilers. Proceed with caution.

First PK.

First of all I am not a comedy movie guy, specially if it is loud, funny face and accent movies. Is PK comedy movie? yes? Is PK uses funny accent and face? not to the extreme, a little but seems that suits the character. There is enough drama in the movie, specially towards the end which I think was uncalled for.

Storyline is not completely innovative, we have seen similar stories, specially Oh My God. PK approaches the subject matter differently than OMG. It is more of innocence and curiosity rather than trying to question and oppose the religion. The movie build up is enough to keep you in the movie. The first half after Jaggu met PK was brilliant. A lot of naive questions and the struggles of PK makes you laugh non-stop. Then comes the second part of the movie with more drama, it does not lack the comedy, thanks to PK's innocence. I find ending the weakest part of the movie with Bollywood like ending.

Music is part of mainstream Bollywood. Music of movies is not what makes the movie and it does not break either.

Amir Khan is excellent as we can always expect him to be. His looks and body language suits the character and it is his acting skill that is keeping PK innocent. Anushka Sharma has fulfilled her duty and is fitting on character and so are Saurabh Sukla, Boman Irani and Sanjay Dutt. Sushant Singh Rajput could have been used more but he has done what was asked.

Overall, it's a must watch movie for the fan of Bollywood. 

Now, Ugly

in another post...

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