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Om Shanti Om (2007)

In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life.

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Om Prakash Makhija / Om Kapoor
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Mukesh 'Mike' Mehra
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Bela Makhija (as Kirron Kher)
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Pappu Master
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Shantipriya / Sandy
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Rajesh Kapoor (as Jawed Sheikh)
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Partho Roy - Film director
Nitish Pandey ...
Anwar
Yuvika Chaudhry ...
Dolly
Shawar Ali ...
Himself (as Shawar Ali Khan)
Asawari Joshi ...
Mrs. Rajesh Kapoor (as Asavari Joshi)
Nassar Abdulla ...
Nasser - Rajesh's assistant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masood Akhtar ...
Old Dressman
Sev Anand ...
Dev Anand
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Om Prakash Makhija is a Junior Artist in the 1970's hindi film industry, who is in love with actress Shantipriya. Om rescues Shanti from a fire scene where the fire has escaped control, and they become friends. His hopes seems to be coming true, but shortly thereafter he finds out that she is married to a film producer, Mukesh Mehra, and is expecting his child. He then watches in horror as Mukesh, after luring her in an abandoned studio, sets it on fire to prevent a financial loss and protect his career. Om attempts to rescue her in vain, and he eventually is killed. 30 years later, Om has reincarnated as the only son of a Bollywood actor, Rajesh Kapoor, and is himself an actor. His memories start to return when he meets with his widowed mother, Bela, from his previous birth. He also meets with Mukesh and together they decide to make a movie 'Om Shanti Om'. Om then hires a look-alike of Shantipriya, and hopes to force a confession out of Mukesh - but things go awry and Om finds his ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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He was a junior artiste. She was a star. For some dreams, one lifetime is not enough. See more »


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9 November 2007 (India)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$1,764,131 (USA) (2 November 2007)

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$3,421,520 (USA) (22 November 2007)
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Farah Khan was originally going to make a film called "Happy New Year." The film was to be a romantic comedy set at New Year's Eve and would star 'Shah Rukh Khan', Juhi Chawla, Raveena Tandon, Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala, Sanjay Dutt, Zayed Khan and Priyanka Chopra. However, due to the actors' scheduling conflicts, she scrapped the idea and chose another concept based on/inspired from various 1970s films See more »

Goofs

When Mukesh Mehra (Arjun Rampal) is hit by the falling Chandelier, he falls in front of the crowd. Later on, when the crowd has disappeared, the chandelier is miraculously fixed by the time Mukesh Mehra regains consciousness. See more »

Quotes

Om Kapoor: Call me OK, everyone in Bollywood does.
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References Kopps (2003) See more »

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Jag Soona Soona Lage
Written by Kumaar
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Richa Sharma
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Love in dreams
23 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

'Om Shanti Om' is, simply, one of the best films ever made.

'Singing in the Rain' is the closest reference cinematically and thematically, both films are about the inside of the movie business Hollywood and Bollywood respectively. Baz Lurhman was going for the same kind of thing with 'Moulin Rouge' and - despite hyper-active trickery and bombast - managed to express romance, art and music pretty well, though not as well as is done here.

'Om Shanti Om' manages to combine drama, high emotion, nostalgia, fantasy, romance and self-referential humor to perfection.

Simply told, this is a film about fans. What it is to love an idol on the big screen and the unbreakable fantasy of stepping up onto the big screen. This is also a metaphor for love and the film is also, suitably, wildly romantic.

Anyone who truly loves cinema intelligently will adore this film. Shah Rukh Khan is on his own today, with perhaps Denzel Washington, as a leading man with infinite appeal and effortless charm, intelligence, humor and presence; a movie star at home with the all-time greats.

Deepika Padukone is both a stunning beauty and a complete actress, incredibly, managing to match her brilliant co-star in comedic and dramatic range.

Farah Khan is a director of extraordinary technical and artistic skill and the vision she exerts in Om Shanti Om is breath-taking.

Leave your preconceptions about Bollywood aside and embrace a true classic.


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