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

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.

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

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  1. very bad review.. this film deservs more then 3.5 .. my austriln frnd watched it they star rating are too small for a movie like this

  2. just an awesome movie.better then ek tha tiger, rowdy rathore. 100 + crore plus sure …this movie definitely needs a place in oscar over barfi because of it innovative concept and superb acting by akki and paresh rawal…

  3. what a awesome, superb, mind blowing, fantastic, terrific movie…… my ratings are 5.5. must watch this movie everyone.. concept nd story is awesome.

  4. The movie is not based on a Gujarati play but an Australian movie called The Man Who Sued The God starring Billy Connolly. Quite disturbing to know that 9 out of 10 Hindi movies are almost complete rip offs of English movies.

  5. Very good movie, Stop publishing reviews because from some of last movies i observe that all movies were not that bad which was discribed in this post.

  6. Very poor review about movie. This movie never stirred away from main issue till end. This movie reached heart of many people. I saw in theater how all people were noding and clapping on Paresh Rawal dialogs.

  7. awesome movie….i’m fully enjoy this movie
    there is nice point of view & conected to some reality also..
    my review is 4.5 for ths film thanks to all..

  8. god is infinite…..the people lik us ,finding him in temples whr as v know he alwys stay in our heartn this kind of mvie shows us how much fool v r..@@stil wasting money on unnesry think besides, to save it fr poor …..nice n conceptual mvie

  9. A very good movie with a unique story, totally entertaining, keeps audience stuck to their seats, A MUST WATCH AND TOTALLY PAISA VASOOL

  10. Akshay is awesome as Lord Krishna and does the job with superb elan whereas nobody other than Paresh could have done Kanjibhai so well.All credits to Mr Shukla for handling such a sensitive topic so intelligently and no other means to awaken the masses.only Hinduism could have allowed this.very proud!

  11. OMG OH MY GOD is finest than all movies of this year and OMG is a True deserver of Oskar nominations. Omg is a finest movie of all time, But i was surprised by only 2.5 points by you. I think you should change your points to atleast 3.5 or more. Why do you think this movie was bad than Ek Tha Tiger, because you gave it 3 points.You give points to only famous actors but not The Best Actors such as paresh rawal.please change your points

  12. amazing movie…..super duper blockbuster….akki – paresh rocks…..worth watching this movie rather than watchin sill comedy and old romantic movies….akki beats all actors

  13. I thought the movie would be real bad and boring. I just went to watch it for the sake of my cousins at Wave Cinemas but I happened to like it way too much. The concept was really good and different. Presented well and directed amazingly!

  14. its really amazing movie……no dought….concept is amazing…..job bhi dikhaaya hai movie main sab sahi dikhaya hai……….i hope the movie ll break all the box office records………

  15. aise movies bahuat kam banti hani jinme koi masala naho na koi heroine na hi violence phir bhi hit a very clear cut definition abt GOD nd its message to us. agar ye movie chal nikli to bollywood mein ek naya trend chalega conceptual movie ka jo faltu k masale se door hoga
    in short a healthy intertainment

  16. great movie…
    Its an eye opening presentation.. as sometimes people unknowingly make blindfaith in rituals… Beleive in GOD with faith…. if you want to get blesses DO GOOD and that’s all…..

  17. realy nice movie plz ab to in baba lok jo aam janta ka paisa khakar jee rahe hai aur apni alishan gadiyo me ghum rahe hai unhe thodi to sharam aayegi aur pakana chod kar kuch kam karenge

  18. This movie will appeal mostly to atheists and secularists. There is not much intelligent or thought provoking in it, unless one prefers to settle for insulting caricatures, tired cliches and ignorant argumentation. It would fail to convince even most gullible of believers and non-believers alike – I doubt this movie can attract even half a percent of Indian population to watch it.

  19. I was aware about that film would be good. But it is amazing! Other film producer should think before making film which are showing bold and dirty seens for the sake of business and thinking people’s expectation.
    OMG is a mirror immage of today’s Temple Business.
    Thanks to Team OMG .

  20. it is very very very good movie awesome movie rating 5/5.
    i am never seen good movie than OMG.
    Akshey is a real superstar.

  21. this is a very very very good film.this is a first film in aise. i proud of you this is film is super super super hit film

  22. People should see like on comments rather than reading above review. Paresh & Akki Rocks! I already watched it 6 times and didn’t got bored even in 6th time

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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.

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  27. 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..,.


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