Name Syeda Aneela HassanClass BS 111Roll NO. BENF17E145Subject Intercultural CommunicationSubmitted to Sir Tazanful Tehseen University Of SargodhaCultural Conflict in Intercultural Communication in PK Movie by Rajkamumar Hirani There are some artistic work of literature. According to Bakhtin, the most genres in literature are epic, comedy, novel, tragedy and creative nonfiction. Most of literary works serve social event such as movie. Bring variety of phenomenon though words, such as social, culture, economics and politics. This literary work that is very necessity in literature itself, studied by contains many aspects, it is mentioned that likes of intercultural communication and components of culture.
Novinger states that intercultural are used indicating one or several differences between communicators relating to language, national origin, race or ethnicity. Novinger adds, we can understand intercultural communication as cultural variances in perception of social objects and events. The differences commonly defined as cultural include language, nationality, ethnicity, values, and customs. This movie was adapted by the producer who had a doubt about Indian cultural conflict.
Actually, there are so many conflicts told of the story, as such as, it was through by the under immunity.I choose this movie because it reflects the social condition and culture of society. After watching this movie, I have learned cultural conflicts and components of culture reveled in this movie. This has increased our cultural consciousness or better understanding about it. In our daily life, there are many problems or conflicts, which have to be faced by human. Conflict is a universal phenomenon in human life. We can say everybody have to face the conflict, nonetheless the conflict that had been experienced by mankind is different from another.Conflicts between individuals1 Pk : This lady is looking very sad, to know her problem. Need to hold her hand.Man 1 : You are trying to disturb a widower?PK : How do you know this girl is a widow?Mam 1 : Cannot you see she is wearing a white saree? Dress code of Christians 2 Pk : I am very sorry about the death of your husband.Woman 1 : What? When?PK : How I would know when? You are wearing a white cloth.Woman 1 : Everyone wears on their wedding day. I’m getting that’s why I am.PK : No, White is for widower.Woman 1: Widow Wear black, you stupid, get out of here.Conflicts between groups1 When PK was in the Buddha areaPK : Sir, this God is gone out of battery. It does work but then it turns off.Man 1 : What do you mean?PK : I mean, put a new battery in it.Mam 1: Everything is fine, no defect done by me.PK : You create this God?Man 1: Yes from my hands.PK : God create you and you create God?2 When PK was in Christian AreaMan 1 : Get out from here.PK : But my stuff?Man 1 : Leave it. Get out. God has been nailed because of your sin. Look? God is dead?PK : When?Man 1 :2000 years ago. For your sins.PK : What I have done? I just came hereMan 2 : Are you drunk?PK : YupMan 2 : God is watching you. He is looking at your behavior.PK : Where? Where is He? What is in that cup?Man 2 : Wine.When PK is in Muslim AreaPK : Brother, Where is Gods house nearby?Man 1 : Yes just go straight here.Hold on. What is that?PK : Wine for God. Where is He?Language problemLanguage problem has also created conflict in Intercultural Communication. When PK explained to juggu that they do not have any language, spoken by their mind. In his planet, they never confound when they each other.PK further adds one word for example can explain four situation.However,realizes the importance of language itself PK getting interested to learn the Bhojpuri language in order to understand them.This explain how the language is an important role in a culture but Jaggu does not believe with the story of PK , he told , in their world, they do not any language to communicate with others, but PK had been explained to Jaggu how the difficulties he experienced, he need a language if he want to eat something.This thing illustrate that language is culture and culture is language, if conflict occur in language automatically it create conflict in culture.Religion and BeliefsReligion and beliefs are important part in a culture. In this movie, first time when PK strated to do a ritual in every religion, like a bath in the Gangas River and also do the funeral that people of Muslim do.In India, Hindu believed the Ganges River is the way to ascend from earth to heaven. Indians considers that water of the Gangas is to purify and eliminated the sin of human and for pilgrimage.After finishing ritual bath in river Gangas, then he did the funeral rites performed by the Muslim in India. It was where the people of Muslim believed that humans originated from the soil, if their got dead they had been go back to ground.This explains that every religion and country has own beliefs. Every religion has a sacred ritual that ritual must be performed by any people.NormsNorms guide us how individual should behave, act and adapt to existing rules, usually these rules become our tradition and transmits from one generation to another.The situation depicted in this movie when Jaggu’s father were trust with a religious leader named Tapasvi , he believed in him, even he presses his family to do something in order of religious leaders, although it was not the of his wife and children.This tell us about social norms which are usually become social pressure n members of the public to do the norms.PK try to correlate the opinion of people all around, and prohibit wear sandals when people going to the holy place, as well as temple and church. He was confound because some said cow was to be worshipped but other the cow must be scarified.Cultural ConflictConflicts are happened because of interaction. And for these analyses it shows obviously the cultural conflicts in the movie PK was happened because of interaction between people who has different methods.Interpersonal conflictsPersonal conflicts were a conflict occur in a person against himself. In this movie there personal conflict.The conflict was happened when PK getting tired during pursuance he blamed himself. He thinks that he did something useless mean.PK felt he had been lied to by his situation he was disappointed with the God he was hard to believed again in the words of those around them he want to back to his place but he did not how to return.Individual conflictsAccording to Kennedy, conflicts between individuals is conflict was happened when individual in a group and interact with people from other groups.In PK movie when Pk was perusal by the people of Muslim, finally he was riding in a metromini. Beside him he saw a woman who was very sad, but wonder raised him, to know what was felt by the woman he too did usually he do, that holding someone hand.In above paragraph all are individual conflicts found in a person about some other cultural.The film conveys that religion is about a personal relationship to God and making one a better person but when people use it to push an agenda or oppress others, they are doing a disservice to religion or as PK would say, you have the wrong number.The movie’s greatest strength and its greatest failing is its lighthearted tone that renders it safe and non-controversial. While this is wonderful because it reaches a wider audience and is guaranteed not pique, it is unfortunate because issues of faith and society are raised but not truly addressed. For a social satire, it is not challenging as much as validating. I agreed with everything this movie has too say so I was nodding along rather than pausing to reevaluate.Nevertheless, the firm can be regarded as a brilliant starting point to encourage discourse on society. A film like this could not have been made 10 years ago and this sincere, feel good movie may just result in people engaging in soul searching and improving their lives and those of others.Visual depiction and localesVarious locales like temples, gurdwaras, mosques and churches (religious places of Hindus, Muslims, Christian and Sikhs) are shown throughout the film. In its credits, the film thanks famous spiritual Guru Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Foundation, as significant proportion of the film have been shot at Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Foundation, as significant portions which are important aspects of the film.PK is movie which asks us to have your own beliefs but to be logical enough to call a bluff when a person just rants about superstitious rituals you need to undertake to please a supreme power.Amir Khan’s PK broke all records when the movie was released. Becoming the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time, PK stood out from the rest of all time, PK stood out from the rest of the flicks and was lauded for its unique plot. Amir Khan’s portrayal of alien PK, with his green eyes, jutted out ears and simpleton persona, also delight the audience to no end. Here are ten life lessons that I garner from movie, which subliminally taught us a lot.1 Never trust strangersYes, never trust them! My parents and schoolteachers made it sure I had grasped this crucial lesson way back in my adolescent years not to trust those whom I knew not.PK unfortunately, did not get this concept well. Standing but naked with his remote control pendant slinging from his neck, the humanoid was ecstatic to see the turban clad human in the desert. Taking advantage of PK astonishment, the man snatched his amulet, thinking it to be value and jumped onto a running train. Poor PK, the troubles commenced from thereon2 Secrets are best kept hiddenNo need to go around telling anyone you found a stash of Gold Early in the film, when Jaggu informs an old man regarding a ticket she meant to purchase from someone selling it in black, the old man promises her he would purchase from someone selling it in black, the old man promises her he would purchase it on her behalf. However, the old man purchases the ticket himself and makes for the theatre instead. As a result, both Jaggu and Sarfaraz are deprived from attending the show!3 Learn to recognize blessings in disguise!Often misfortunes and tribulations befall us, making us wonder as to what we did to deserve them. Yet, sometimes these unfortunate incidents present something better and more lasting for us, in the long run! Had that old man cheated Jaggu and Sarfaraz out of their ticket, both of them wouldn’t have spent quality time together as a result, fall in love!4 Some situations demand thinking on your feetLife is a roller coaster and sometimes you might be in for a bumpy ride!Improvisation might save your skin at times, as it did PK when the alien plastered Bhagvan’s imagery across his cheek so that devotees would abstain from slapping him red on the face!5 Understanding culturesI learned that it is imperative for a person to be aware of his nation’s diverse cultural traditions.PK’s lack of knowledge regarding customs led him to asking a bribe “to-be dressed in all white, if her husband had passed away6 Money buys everythingSomehow I knew that always but PK highlighted tis fact more than anything else When Jaggy=u needed to pen down PK story in that lock up, what prompted the policeman to change his mind and allow her in to the cell? It’s a couple of bucks.7 Co incidenceNot everything that happens to us in life contains a hidden meaning or is sent down from the heaven! This happened to Pk when he visited a temple and bought a Rs. 15 Bagman statue. Hopeful, the alien tried out his first wish by requesting for some food and a passersby placed a mouthwatering samosa into his grateful hands! Convinced the Almighty was enclosed in a minute statue and was listening to his urges, PK wished for ticket back to around.8 Everyone deceives a simpletonIf you lack adequate knowledge on something or are a simple person in general, every person you meet is liable to take you a ride! This did happen with PK, when talking advantage of his simple mindedness, the person who had sold him Bhagvan inside the temple, sold him coconuts and water by stating that inside, God will physically hear his prayers and grant him his wish.9 Its better to clear up misunderstandings at the earliestMisunderstanding can go a long way in creating hurdles and obstacles in your relationships with people. The same happened with Jaggu when she was left on the alter by Sarfaraz on her wedding day and both suspended communication.10 Preast and preaches can mis lead the massesEspecially in all region of the world, where lack of education and enlighten hampers logical thinking, religious preachers can mislead the people like Tapasvi did!. The reason can be many, ranging from their desire fto get 15 min of fame or pocket a hefty sum, you might be tricked into something that is not actually true.PK is as much a philosophy as a film. It takes the stranded alien theme a familiar from classics like ET, but tells the tale equally from the lonely alien’s eyes at times, evoking the beautiful story The Little Prince- as from his human narrator’s starting with the alien’s desperation captures the fears and falsehood humans weave around faith. When PK decides to pray for his remote, he’s bewildered about whom to pray.PK features brave scenes-money extracted at temples, coconuts offered in confusion at a church, doling out tortuous advice and strong lines, including a Muslim girl bravely asserting, ‘Itna chota nahin ho sqta humarakhuda k usay hmaray school Janay pr aetraz ho”. Capturing faith whipped into hate, PK sterling message, directed sensitively, stands out.A superb movie asking all us to take care of humanity rather than just religion. Because humanity is the religion we must care about anything else. Once again, Amir Khan takes away the light time and cool t see beautifully.Writer was so engrossed in making audience laugh especially on culture conflicts.The film conveys that spiritually and sceptism are related instincts, not opposing forces. To question is not to condemn and PK questions get closer to know the reality how cross cultural communication affect culture. He does not question faith itself, but the rituals and rules and outwardly trapping.Clothes, language, the different prayer define communication about cultures.PK reminds us to use fresh eyes and a new perspective and tells that the way it is can be so much better if we ate willing to fix it. It reminds us that questioning ourselves and the deeply rooted preconceptions around us is not just timely but necessary.People have the right idea- we are only a few questions away from salvation. If some people are using religion to spread hate, it is in us to use it as a tool to spread love.The sends ups of godmen and evangelism is definitely emulated. Especially poignant is a scene where PK puts stickers of deceit on his face from being beaten up after stealing, reminiscent of the way that simply mentioning religion may shield those who presume to speak for God from any critism.The above whole discussion provides conclusion and suggestion. By finding the components of culture in PK movie we may conclusde that 1 There are some components of culture found in the movie, For instance language, religion, and beliefs and norms. Language are essentially an important civilization play an important part in culture. While religion and beliefs of the people in a civilization play an important role in shaping up of the culture. The last norms, every society or every civilization has a set of norms.2 The cultural conflicts that exist in the movie as much as. Interpersonal conflict, between individual between groups. All off the conflicts was happened because the different perception from one people with another people. It shows that interaction in social interaction.Through this discussion we can get much knowledge as such as what is the component of culture and cultural conflict.The greatest strength and its greatest failing is its lighthearted tone renders it safe and non-controversial. While this is wonderful because it reaches a wider audience and is guaranteed not to offend, it is unfortunate because issues of faith and society are raised but not truly addresses or resolved.For a social satire, it is not challenging as a much as validating. I agreed with everything this movie has to say so I was nodding along rather than pausing to reevaluate.When human say that they love chicken or they love fish, they usually mean that they love eating them and not that they are in love with these creatures or so thinks PK. He is not from this planet but he understands love better than humans. Perhaps with this we learn that only by understanding and appreciating we become lovable and get awareness of other culture.This movie has raised carefully crafted masterpiece questioning the questionable sensitive matters of world which we have to learn.Appreciating, Respect and AcceptNow summarizing the whole discussion in a nutshell, we may say that for improving cultural communication one should follow the rule of Accept, Appreciate and respect other culture and acknowledgement.One should accept the differences of culture, appreciate those differences and should respect other culture without criticizing.Instead of becoming Ethnocentric one must follow these key rules. So, in this way we make a world better place to live.