Movie: Appealing to God, a Disoriented Space Alien Hopes There’s Help Out There

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Aamir Khan with Anushka Sharma. Mr. Khan plays an alien who touches down in an Indian desert in “PK,” a comedy directed by Rajkumar Hiran. The Muslim Times has the best collection on interfaith tolerance

Source: New York Times

By Rachel Saltz

Dec. 19, 2014

No religions were harmed in the making of this film. That’s the gist of a title card that runs before the credits in the Hindi movie “PK,” directed by Rajkumar Hirani, which states that the film doesn’t intend to hurt the feelings of any community, sect or religion.

And this sweet, ambling comedy about an innocent abroad — an alien who touches down in the Rajasthan desert — doesn’t offend, even as it pokes gentle fun at religious differences and hypocrisy.

When PK (Aamir Khan) lands in Rajasthan, naked and gym-buff, his first encounter with an earthling is a rude one. A man steals his flashing green pendant (it matches his flashing green eyes), a remote control that allows him to call his ship for pickup.

After some twists and turns — including a quick, PK-less detour to Belgium for a Pakistani Romeo and Indian Juliet love story — our hero acquires language (Hindi) and finds himself in Delhi in search of his pendant. God alone, he’s told, can help him.

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