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Why We Love The 'Idiot' Movie Hero

Could it be that we just want to laugh and so we laugh at their expense? And then go home thinking, "I may be bad, but not as big an idiot as him." Or does the idiot speak for us; say the things we would never dare say. Not just cliched generalisations like "She's fair, therefore Brahmin", or "Meat eater, ergo Muslim". Things that political correctness will never let us say.
Open Magazine

Rajkumar Hirani And The Art Of Blockbuster Storytelling

After four films, each bigger than the last and the most recent one having redefined the yardstick of big earnings in Hindi cinema--17 days into its release PK has earned a staggering Rs 300 crore at the domestic box office and is expected to cross Rs 600 crore in worldwide collections--'Rajkumar Hirani' (to use Joshi's single quotes) has come to mean that rare thing: a box office alchemist who is both adored by fans and rated highly by critics.