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OMG Oh My God! Review

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Rating: 2.5/5 stars (Two-and-a-half stars)

Star cast: Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Govind Namdeo, Poonam Jhawer, Mahesh Manjrekar, Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhu Deva.

What’s Good: The concept; the performances; the witty comebacks and dialogues.

What’s Bad: The movie seems to steer away from the main issue; the unsatisfactory explanations.

Loo Break: Not really.

Watch or Not?: Watch OMG Oh My God! for the interesting arguments and repartees.

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There’s no Believer knocking on your door and giving you a booklet about Him. Nor someone kicking a kitten and asking you, “Where’s your God now?” It’s a rather interesting take on God, his so-called “mediums” and the rituals that have been mindlessly passed on since generations. Sounds preachy? Well, the movie isn’t.

Kanji (Paresh Rawal) is a not just an atheist, this non-believer exploits people’s faith to run his business. By selling idols of gods with make-believe tales, Kanji Lalji Mehta earns a living, and also the wrath of his God-fearing wife, and the man/woman himself, God. When his shop is destroyed in a curious earthquake (that singles out his property to wreck in the entire vicinity), Kanji doesn’t fret much as he has it insured. But the insurance company rejects his claim on the basis that their cover does not include an “act of God”.

Driven to the edge, Kanji decides to take up the matter with the ultimate authority: in this case, God himself. He files a case in the court accusing God of destroying his property and hence liable to pay him the fine. Since God has no particular address, Kanji sends the notice to all the self-proclaimed God-men who claim to be in constant touch with Him.

So now Kanji has to argue the case against a colourful cast of holy people including the hand-flicking Mithun Chakraborthy, the fiery Siddheshwar Maharaj (Govind Namdeo) and eye-candy Gopi Maiyya (Poonam Jhawer). Not only does Kanji have to prove that God does exist, he also has to show that He is responsible for Kanji’s loss.

Enter Bhagwaan (Akshay Kumar).

Does Kanji win, with God by his side? Does he become a believer? Watch for yourself and decide.

OMG Oh My God! Review (OMG Oh My God! Movie Stills)

Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal (OMG Oh My God! Movie Stills)

OMG Oh My God! Review: Script Analysis

Adapted from a Gujarati play by Bhavesh Mandalia, writer Umesh Shukla has adapted the drama to the big screen quite skillfully. Paresh Rawal’s character Kanjilal gets some of the best dialogues and thespian does full justice to them. Kanjilal’s arguments and counter-questions are very well thought out. The take on the God-men is very interesting. The best part was the parallel drawn to the Mahabharata towards the end, with Krishna (Akshay) re-playing his role as the legendary charioteer-advisor for a warrior (Arjun then, Kanji now).

Though the story and script are well done and brings out thought provoking questions, the problem is that the film seems to veer away from the original topic and becomes more about false God-men than about the very existence of God. The TV debate seemed just for the heck of it. Though necessary, Kanji’s illness towards the end is too contrived.

OMG Oh My God! Review: Star Performances

Paresh Rawal gives a stellar performance as Kanji. He delivers his dialogues so effortlessly and casually that you really cheer for this twisted hero. Akshay Kumar does well as Bhagwan/Krishna but sometimes the writers seem to try too hard to rub it in that he’s the Dark Cowherd. Mithun Chakraborty is a gem as one of the God-men but his stereotypical “broken-wrist” act can make you wince. Govind Namdeo goes a bit over the top as the saffron clad Siddheshwar Maharaj but suits his role. Though Poonam Jhawer doesn’t get much to do as Gopi Maiyya, her very presence will make you grin. Mithun, Govind and Poonam’s characters have some very real life inspirations which makes them all the more fun on screen.

Mahesh Manjrekar is good as the lawyer. Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhu Deva are fun in their guest appearances.

OMG Oh My God! Review: Direction, Music & Technical Aspects

Umesh Shukla does justice to the script with his direction. Amar Mohile’s background music is good. Songs by Himesh Reshammiya, Anjjan – Meet Bros, Sachin and Jigar are alright with Go Go Govinda and Mere Nishaan the only ones that deserve mention. Sethu Sriram’s cinematography is nice. Editing is alright. The special effects are a bit clunky.

OMG Oh My God! Review: The Last Word

For once, there’s a movie that wants you to use your brains instead of just clapping and whistling away at the mindless action/sex scenes. Watch OMG Oh My God also because it has good performances and an interesting concept.

OMG Oh My God! Trailer

OMG Oh My God! releases on 28th September, 2012

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99 Comments

  • aditi datta
    2 years ago | Reply

    hi umesh,
    i wanna say that , this movie is outstanding and i salute you, paresh and akshay.. the casting was cleverly done. i love this movie… and i also suggested my friends and family to watch the movie. its a must watch movie…

    hats off to umesh..,.

  • software erp
    2 years ago | Reply

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  • Einstein
    2 years ago | Reply

    Concept abt idol is good but concept abut kanji lal story is quite steering away. At first he believs n argues abt act of god. Secnd at court doesnt believes n claims about idol and saint mithun ckrbrty. At last again believes. Akshay dialogue at last scene is funny by saying true believer like kanji where kanji doesnt believe before seeing akshay real krishna part.

  • SANJEEV TEOTIA
    2 years ago | Reply

    Paresh Raval comedie is best ever after Hera Pheri it is best ever Comedy Movie to turn career one step ahead towards increase of comic character

  • akhilesh
    2 years ago | Reply

    best movie forever

  • rumaisa
    2 years ago | Reply

    yar ant movie thi. realy touching .first time i believe thathindus also our brother

    • Alas
      2 years ago | Reply

      how do you reach on this conclusion ?

  • ishika ingle
    2 years ago | Reply

    i think the movie was rather beter then tiger u must wacth dis movie to know the truth this was truely blockbuster of this year besides tiger or rowdy best movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111

  • Shyamapada Patra
    2 years ago | Reply

    OMG Really Nice movie & Akshay kumar acting varry good. I hope 100 cr club join the movie.

  • raj
    2 years ago | Reply

    after phir hera pheri, akki and paresh rawal give a blockbuster

  • chandan
    2 years ago | Reply

    Best movie till now……

    • Ananda kumar
      2 years ago | Reply

      This movie is very nice for me and my family .
      this movie the wonderful positive effect for bad society .

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