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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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Bela Makhija (as Kirron Kher)
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Mrs. Rajesh Kapoor (as Asavari Joshi)
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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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9 November 2007 (India)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£518,845 (UK) (11 November 2007)

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$3,597,372 (USA) (13 December 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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Why does everybody leave Mukesh alone after the accident? See more »

Quotes

Om Kapoor: Call me OK, everyone in Bollywood does.
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Crazy Credits

Farah Khan's Trademark: The whole cast and crew appears as part of credits during the end. See more »

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References Karz (1980) See more »

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Dastaan-E-Om Shanti Om
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma, Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Shaan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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main hoon na was much much better
14 November 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I feel the movie has got more positive reviews than it actually deserved. I don't understand how the critics give their reviews on a movie. They don't have a standard approach to judge a movie. The script is full of flaws and most of the plots doesn't make any sense, but the critics overlooked them mentioning its a brainless masala entertainer. masala entertainment is fine for general public but the job of a movie critics is to watch the movie with a magnifying glass. It was the same Rajeev Masand who gave Shirish Kunder's Jaan-e-mann a thumbs down saying it has taken too much cinematic liberty and lacks a genuine script. How did he overlook the flaws in the script of his wife's movie. The plot where Shanti is killed is the main flaw of the movie. The whole murder plot and Arjun not even being suspected for it must have been written with a digestible logic. and again in the climax arjun gets killed in a more unbelievable way when he faints in middle of the hall full of people and later SRK shooting at him. This contradicts the existence of the whole plan to convict Arjun of the crime with the help of sandy as in the end SRK never proved his crime. Except for a few one liners and a couple of great comedy scenes(shooting of mind it and Filmfare awards) the movie is a drag. It just relies heavily on SRK's star power. I must give credit to Farah Khan for making a movie on the film industry but it was a let down to me since Main Hoon Na was an much better masala flick yet it had a sound script.


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