All this fuss over PK

The film PK has been in the news lately for many different reasons. So I saw the film. I found it to be a relatively poor variation of the Paresh Rawal film, Oh My God (OMG). If you’re up for a movie that questions religion, its beliefs and practices (particularly Hinduism), then go see OMG. It is a better film.

The lead character in OMG, played by Paresh Rawal, is a regular guy that most people can relate to and identify with. The makers of PK have taken the same idea and replaced the hero with a guy from outer space, another planet. Unlike in OMG where the scenes are believable and capture the everyday life of a simple man who dares to question religion, in PK you have an alien learning our religious practices and radiating gyan, in supposed humor.

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