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Om Shanti Om (2007)

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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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Farah Khan

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Farah Khan (story), Mushtaq Sheikh (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Om Prakash Makhija / Om Kapoor
Arjun Rampal ... Mukesh 'Mike' Mehra
Kiron Kher ... Bela Makhija (as Kirron Kher)
Shreyas Talpade ... Pappu Master
Deepika Padukone ... Shantipriya / Sandy
Bindu ... Kamini
Javed Sheikh ... Rajesh Kapoor (as Jawed Sheikh)
Satish Shah ... Partho Roy - Film director
Nitish Pandey Nitish Pandey ... Anwar
Yuvika Chaudhry ... Dolly
Shawar Ali 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 Masood Akhtar ... Old Dressman
Sev Anand Sev Anand ... Dev Anand
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Storyline

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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

9 November 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Aionia agapi See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,764,131, 2 November 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,597,372, 13 December 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It was Shah Rukh Khan's idea to yell "Naughty pussy" at the poor toy. See more »

Goofs

Why does everybody leave Mukesh alone after the accident? See more »

Quotes

Om Kapoor: Mind it.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Nights with Kapil: Happy New Year - Part 1 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Agar Kahoon
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Enjoyable popcorn flick!
9 November 2007 | by mnalgirkarSee all my reviews

Growing up in the 70's and having thoroughly enjoyed Hindi (not yet Bollywood) movies from that decade, I was intrigued when I read reviews about the 70's references in this movie. I wasn't disappointed. The first half of the movie uses some interesting special effects, characterization of stars from that era, and also some very subtle references to stars and film-makers to depict that decade. The cameos of prominent stars throughout the movie adds to the fun factor of the movie.

The movie offers light-hearted entertainment, several enjoyable songs, and some good performances; especially from Shahrukh Khan and the débutante Deepika. Although the movie plot and several key segments are something you have seen before in other movies, OSO's format is irreverent, goofy and enjoyable. Watch this movie for nostalgia, and an overall good time!


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