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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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Credited cast:
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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)
Shreyas Talpade ...
Pappu Master
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Shantipriya / Sandy
Bindu ...
Kamini
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:
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Old Dressman
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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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9 November 2007 (India)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£518,845 (UK) (9 November 2007)

Gross:

£1,173,323 (UK) (23 November 2007)
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The title of the film is taken from a 1970s-style disco song in Subhash Ghai's Karz (1980) the actor in the song is a young Rishi Kapoor (who was the star of the movie) look alike. Both Ghai and Rishi Kapoor appear as themselves in this film. See more »

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Om Kapoor: Call me OK, everyone in Bollywood does.
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Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh, Nisha Mascarenhas, Marriane D'Cruz and Caralisa Monteiro
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Really need Shanti after watching this
23 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So finally it is Diwali time, and other than anxiously waiting to celebrate one of my favorite festival and do pooja, I was eagerly waiting for this movie. I had high expectations, and I would not create any suspense for you guys. But this movie was not at all what I expected. What a rip-off from Rishi Kapoor starer Karz. I don't know why people are calling this movie a laughter riot, it was so boring. I actually slept during few scenes. It was such a drag. The only reason I am even giving this movie a 2 on 10 is because of the awesome cameo by Akshay Kumar and to see Mithun Da, Dharmendr, and ever hot Rekha do some jiggy and their patent dance movements. Oh man, nothing can beat the oldies.

It is no way closer to the cult comedy movies like Jaane Bhi Do Yaron, Andaz Apna Apna, and Hera Pheri. Its a one time visit, see it and forget it movie. You do not take anything from it when you leave the theater. Not even a single quote or dialog to remember from the movie. Other than the fact that they made fun of all time superstar, hall of fame, Mr. Rajesh Khanna and couple of other oldies, they broke all the records of being a illogical roller coaster movie. At least old Karz was believable but this one is just a headache. And the ending was even more mythical than existence of Godzilla.

Well, I would suggest you to still go watch it, but I regret spending my $12 on this movie. Could have had cheap Taco Bell 10 times rather than spending that money on movie like this. Its not worth spending that much money on this movie. Damn, should have waited for it to come on DVD.


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