Omg Oh My God! (2012)
Movie InfoKanji Mehta is an atheist, who runs an antique shop. For him, god and religion are nothing more than a business proposition. He buys old looking god and other religious idols, which he usually sells as 'antique' idols at double or triple, and sometimes even 10 times its original price. Well, it's not his fault really, is it now? The life has gone on for kanji and his family like this, and would have sailed smoothly for him in the future as well, but for that one fine day, when a slight tremor of an earthquake shakes the city. The earthquake itself doesn't cause any concern to anyone, and would have hardly been of any consequence, but for one small problem... it causes the destruction of only one shop in the entire city... Kanji's shop!!!... -- (C) Official Site … More
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November 21, 2012
With enough witty dialogues & a better scripting, "OMG: Oh My God!" could have been a highly entertaining ride. The movie starts interestingly, but fails to maintain the tempo. The entertainment level keeps depleting as the movie unfolds. The ending is disastrous. Akshay Kumar's character is created lousily, and his weak performance only makes it worse. Paresh Rawal is okay, but Mithun and Mahesh Manjrekar act as showpieces. Keep your expectations lower than reasonable, and you may be satisfied with a few laughs the movie manages to deliver. My expectations were a bit higher than 2.5/5 herein.
*Add-it (on August 25, 2014) --> Better try "The Man Who Sued God" IF you're not so fond of Bollywood movies. Otherwise, OMG is not that bad a remake. Of course, as said earlier, it could have been a bit more entertaining.
This Bollywood comedy was recommended to me by my RT friend and finally I got it. I wasn't aware, before watching it, that this is the Indian version of the Australian film "The man who sued God" with Billy Connolly. Directed by Umesh Shukla, the movie is based on a Gujarati play called Kanji Virudh Kanji (literally Kanji vs. Kanji), and as I mentioned the plot is almost identical to that of the Australian film.
Box Office India declared the film a Superhit after its three week run and it is understandable with actors like Paresh Rawal in the lead role and Akshay Kumar in a cameo as Lord Krishna; along with Mithun Chakraborty, Lubna Salim, Poonam Jhawer, Govind Namdeo, Mahesh Manjrekar, Nidhi Subbaiah, Murli Sharma and Om Puri in supporting roles. Of course, the director couldn't miss the opportunity to have stars like Prabhu Deva and Sonakshi Sinha and he gave them a chance to appear in the song "Go Govinda". It is well balanced movie, suitable for all ages. Starts really well but later loses a little bit of the tempo and drags for a while. I don't think that the cinema audience would mind because in Indian cinemas there is an Interlude and maybe this slower tempo was a preparation for the rest, drink or popcorn! Whatever is the need... I needed nothing and this was one of the downs in a movie over 2 hours long.
The arguments are much better developed than in the Australian version where the focus was more on the legal implications! Very brave in the approach of answering questions fearlessly. I enjoyed it... even as a remake... I hope you'll do the same!
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