‘PK’ racing towards the 600 crore club
Anushka Sharma and Aamir Khan Starrer ‘PK’ is rapidly taking strides towards the elusive 600 crore club. The film which released on 19 December 2014 has so far raked in Rs 544 crore (according to estimates) globally. More than 65% of its earnings has come from India where the film has had its fair share of appreciation as well as criticism.
Aamir Vs Aamir
Bollywood’s fortunes are hugely impacted by the performances of the 3 Khans-Shahrukh, Salman and Aamir. While Salman starrer flicks are generally released near Eid, Sharukh prefers the occasion of Diwali to charm the audiences. Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan though seems to have the last laugh among the 3 as he chooses the Christmas and New Year holidays for his films. Aamir’s latest venture PK nearing the 550 crore club (globally) and with no major releases scheduled for the next 2 weeks the movie is almost certain to enter the 600 crore club.
Incidentally the only other Indian movie to have breached the 500 crore mark was Aamir Khan Starrer Dhoom 3 which (no prizes for guessing) released around Christmas in 2013.
Rajkumar Hirani spreads social message through his film
‘PK’ directed by Rajkumar Hirani is the story of an Alien ‘PK’ (played by Aamir Khan) who lands on earth with just a remote to callback his spaceship and his struggles to find it after he is mugged of it. The film highlights the fraud godmen who play with the belief of the masses.
PK is the first film by director Rajkumar Hirani in five years, and has a star-studded cast, which includes Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt and Sushant Singh Rajput. “I had never in my wildest dreams thought this film will cross these numbers. It reinforces faith that content is king. We can continue making films we believe in. The messages I get are overwhelming. People are watching the film over and over again. It’s humbling,” the director said in a statement.