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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
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Dolly
Shawar Ali ...
Himself (as Shawar Ali Khan)
Asawari Joshi ...
Mrs. Rajesh Kapoor (as Asavari Joshi)
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Nasser - Rajesh's assistant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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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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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Trivia

It was director Farah Khan's desire to bring Sanjay Dutt, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan together onscreen for the first time ever. However, Aamir Khan refused to make a cameo appearance. See more »

Goofs

During the dance number "Deewangi Deewangi", after Om Kapoor (Shah Rukh Kahn) removes his jacket it re-appears on him no less than five times. See more »

Quotes

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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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 Krrish (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Deewangi Deewangi
(Rainbow Mix)
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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A Dard-E-Fiasco
11 November 2009 | by (The Masterplan) – See all my reviews

The movie starts off as a charming, witty satire of long-standing bollywood clichés but then fails by expecting the audience to take the same clichés seriously to fill out the threadbare story. Along the way many laughs are to be had but they empty as the script runs out of gags long before the end.

Shah Rukh manages to keep the length of it watchable with his boundless charisma but there is little depth to his character. Indeed the main problem is that the characters are all under-written. Shreyas Talpade is almost entirely wasted. As are most of the other characters, such as Kiron Kher who dazzles in her key scenes, but are then left neglected.

Deepika Padukone impresses in her debut, displaying versatility that could pave a successful career forward. Arjun Rampal also gives a rare good performance. In a role that could have been hampered by over-acting, he gives a well-judged tone to it.

The songs are a highlight, especially the one which utilized slick editing to bring the stars of past and present together. Not quite so much of a highlight was the cameo-filled sequence which runs far longer than it should have.

Overall, the first act could be seen again and again by any fan of Hindi cinema but the full running time would have few watching the movie through to the finish on repeat viewing.


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