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Om Shanti Om (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  9 November 2007 (India)
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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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Om Prakash Makhija / Om Kapoor
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Mukesh 'Mike' Mehra
Kiron Kher ...
Bela Makhija (as Kirron Kher)
Shreyas Talpade ...
Pappu Master
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Shantipriya / Sandy
Bindu ...
Javed Sheikh ...
Rajesh Kapoor (as Jawed Sheikh)
Satish Shah ...
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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Storyline

Om Prakash Makhija is a Junior Artiste in Bollywood, who is infatuated with actress Shantipriya, and hopes to marry her someday. His hopes come to reality when he rescues her from a fire and they go on a date. 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 afire. Om attempts to rescue her in vain, and he eventually is killed. 30 years later, Om is reborn as the only son of yesteryear 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 life endangered once again. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Also Known As:

Aionia agapi  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£518,845 (UK) (9 November 2007)

Gross:

£1,173,323 (UK) (23 November 2007)
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A street shows the poster of film Sholay 1975 running in theaters. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, when the Chandelier falls on Mukesh (Arjun Rampal), you see the entire Chandelier is broken, yet in the next scene you see the Chandelier still active up to Om's (Shahrukh Khan's) height, with him looking through it to see the ghost of Shantipriya. See more »

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Om Kapoor: Life is like a film, it always has a happy ending and if it's not happy then it's not yet the end.
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References Kopps (2003) See more »

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Deewangi Deewangi
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Shaan, Udit Narayan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan and Rahul Saxena
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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