Haters and supporters of the recently released Aamir Khan-movie, PK, clashed on Twitter in an impassioned battle of 140 characters.
Khan plays an alien whose quest to recover his lost remote, which he needs to return home, ends up challenging our beliefs in God and religion. "Thus is the naked feller stranded and stumped, hunting for his amulet with merely a boombox for cover and company. God help you, say the folks he confounds with his bug-eyed questions, sending him for answers toward temples, mosques and churches," writes Raja Sen in a review for Rediff.
Since its release on Friday, the movie has provoked strong reactions. In a review of the movie, HuffPost India blogger Suprateek Chatterjee wrote, "I am an atheist and a staunch opponent of organised religion. That alone makes me want everyone--indeed, as many people as possible--to watch this movie."
#BoycottPK ninjas are slamming the film for mocking the religious sentiments of Hindus and promoting "Love Jihad" by portraying a relationship between Pakistan boy and an Indian-Hindu girl.
#WeSupportPK have a simpler message for their virtual opponents: chill out and appreciate good cinema.
And some just can’t figure out what the fuss is all about.
— Preeti Jha (@PJhaNoida) December 22, 2014
Here is the conversation over PK on Twitter: