"PK" has emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film of all time. No wonder Disney bought the US rights. "PK" was the first Indian film to gross INR 6 billion worldwide. It took heroic efforts by Hyde Park's Jerome van Wert to wrangle the rights to show it one last time this year in KC. Don't miss it: Thursday 7:30pm, Standees in the Prairie Village Shops, $10. OMFilmfest.com
This movie is Hindi with English subtitles. But worth it!! Riotously funny and engrossing and moving. If you loved Slumdog Millionaire, or The Gods Must Be Crazy, or Being There, or ET, this is for you.“A stranger in the city asks questions no one has asked before. Known only by his initials, P.K.'s innocent questions and childlike curiosity take him on a journey of love, laughter and letting-go.”
“PK (PeeKay) movie is a political satire, hitting out at corruption in the country.”
“P. K. is a comedy of ideas about a stranger in the city, who asks questions that no one has asked before. Innocent, child-like questions, but they bring about catastrophic answers. People who are set in their ways for generations, are forced to reappraise their world when they see it from PK's innocent eyes.
I saw this in September at OMFilmFest, on the Plaza--and am going again--have never visited Standee's in PV, I hear it's special. You can't buy PK as a DVD and it's not on Netflix, to my knowledge. Disney has the rights all locked up like one of their princesses. So hooray for Hyde Park's Jerome van Wert (of the famed art patron duo 'Steve and Jerome') for negotiating this encore. KC is so blessed to have the OMFilmFest each September, plus KIFF, with its 80 docs, narratives and shorts, which is Nov. 6-12 at Glenwood Arts. (kansasfilm.com). And now this encore final airing of PK.
If you see only one movie the next two years, make it PK.