I belong to none of the above categories, and ended up comparing even minor nuances of the film with its hindi counterpart! And i was disappointed. The problem began with my not so-positive pre-conceived notions about the acting skills of Pawan Kalyan (rather, the lack of them!). The next issue that marred my movie watching experience was it being a remake of 'Dabangg' which remains the only Salman Khan movie released in recent times that i love! And so, i dont call this blog post a movie review! These are just a few views about the film, (from a prejudiced mind).
So, adding fuel to the fire, the sequences were unrealistic, the characters not well etched and terribly sore music! Coming to PK- as usual, he was the same. The same dialogue delivery, the same hair style and the same idiotic massy punches!:P His attire looked atrocious and is definitely an insult to the police force!! Whoever styled his looks has to be given a standing ovation!!
Shruthi Hassan fits badly into a minuscule role where she neither has scope to perform nor the need to act. Reprising Sonakshi Sinha's role, her poorly etched character doesnt let the warmth of her character to come out. Its hard to believe that she s a village belle, but then, cinematic liberty is taken heavily in Tollywood!
To be frank, the story has been altered a lot, with the basic plot remaining more or less the same. But i couldnt control myself from making comparisons and pointing out the drawbacks! While Salman's character had the terrific lovable rustic feel, PK's character has the typical telugu mass feel, which appeals to many (not to me). After seeing Shruthi Hassan, her costumes, her scenes and her lines, i m totally convinced that Sonakshi Sinha was probably the best choice for such a small, yet important role.
Also, Abhinav Kashyap needs a mention here for such wonderful story, its crisp screenplay and good execution. Had the telugu makers stuck to the same, and not added the fake grandeur, probably the telugu movie would have been a bigger hit!! On the whole, not a perfect blend of the tastes. Leaves your mouth sour! Strictly for the three kinds of people i mentioned above.