PK starring Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma was the first Indian movie to gross Rs 300 crore when it was released on December 19, 2014. The film, written by Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi, grossed Rs 792 crore globally and Rs 340 crore in India, making it the year’s highest-grossing Indian movie. Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra produced it under the labels Rajkumar Hirani Films and Vinod Chopra Films, respectively. They spent a year writing a plot, but it ended up looking a lot like Inception. In July 2012, Khan, the co-director, began exploring filming venues.
Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani, and Saurabh Shukla were also seen in prominent roles. Filming on the second unit was supposed to start in late 2012, but it was postponed due to the rumored resignation of three department heads for the film, as well as inclement weather that halted beginning shots. Shantanu Moitra, Ajay Atul, and Ankit Tiwari composed the soundtrack, and Swanand Kirkire, Amitabh Varma, and Manoj Muntashir wrote the lyrics.
The film follows an alien on a research trip to Earth, only to have his spaceship’s remote control stolen and sold to a godman. PK is a thought-comedy about a stranger in the city who asks questions that no one else has asked. They are innocent, childlike questions, but the answers are disastrous. People who have been stuck in their ways for decades are forced to reconsider their lives when they see the world through the eyes of PK. In his effort to retrieve the remote, he befriends a television journalist and confronts religious doctrines and superstitions.
Spice PR, a Mumbai-based company run by Prabhat Choudhary, was in charge of marketing the film. The film also received several awards including, Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards 2015, AIIFA, Filmfare Awards, Bollywood Business Awards 2015, and Zee Cine Awards 2014. It is presently the 5th highest-grossing Indian film in the world and the 5th highest-grossing Indian film in India.
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