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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 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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Taglines:

He was a junior artiste. She was a star. For some dreams, one lifetime is not enough. See more »


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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Deewaangi" was shot over six days, wherein six people would come at a time to shoot their parts and leave. But, instead, they'd just hang around to chill with other Bollywood stars. NBD. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Shanti Priya: If you don't tell me your name, how can I thank you?
Om Kapoor: Om.
Shanti Priya: Shanti.
Om Kapoor: Om.
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Farah Khan's Trademark: The whole cast and crew appears as part of credits during the end. See more »


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Dard-E-Disco
(DJ Aqeel Mix)
Written by Javed Akhtar
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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Entertainment at its best
14 June 2012 | by eh5963-297-967354See all my reviews

Bring out the popcorn, grab a cola and get ready for 2 and a half hours of laughs, songs, color, emotions, and spoofs. If you're a fan of the Indian film industry and have kept up with the news, Om Shanti Om is for you. If you love entertainment to the max, OSO is definitely for you! Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om spares nobody, not even its makers when it comes to poking fun. OSO is a film about films, it's a film in a film and above all, it's made to celebrate the biggest film producing industry - The Indian Film Industry.

Om Prakash is a junior artist who thrives to become a lead hero one day. He is a horrible actor and has a mother who hams more than him. Om has another dream: To win over a star, Shanti-Priya. One circumstance leads to another which leads to Om being a witness to the death of Shanti by producer Mukesh Mehra. Om also gets killed in the incident. That same night, Om is reborn as Om Kapoor. Will Om realize his past-life? Will he avenge Shanti's death? As the tagline suggests: For some dreams, one life-time is not enough.

OSO has a done-to-death story. But that's not the point. The film is a parody of films and the ones working in it. Notice the spoofs on the yesteryear stars such as Manoj Kumar. A controversial scene but one can't deny it's hilarious. Not to forget spoofs on Govinda, Keshtu Mukherjee, and Suraj Bharjateeyaa. Of course the most memorable comic scene has to be SRK pretending to be a south Indian actor. "Mind It" OSO's first half is gripping and keeps the viewer alert. The drama folds the right way. The second half loses steam at times. It's not bad, but unlike Farah's first film where the second half competed well with the first, it stars to slow down a bit. It picks back up, fortunately.

The spoofs aren't less hilarious in the second half. The film pokes fun of a lot of celebs and Indian film industry issues. To start, SRK being late is a spoof on himself being late to sets in real life. Not to forget the whole dard-e-disco song is a spoof on item numbers. The high point of the second half has to be the award ceremony. The spoof on Abhishek Bachchan is subtle yet funny. SRK doing the same roles and being nominated is remarkably funny. Not to forget Akshay KUmar's outburst at the awards is aplaudworthy and rib-tickling. Subash Ghai-Rishi Kapoor spoof is funny too.

Flaws? As mentioned, the second half falters in some parts. Also, SRK remembering his past so quickly seems rushed and unconvincing.

The climax, however, is a pleasant surprise.

Special Mention - The Deewangee song is a treat to the eyes. 31 stars in one song is no joke and they all look nothing short of spectacular. Special mention to the ones that caught my eye with their appearance. Dharmendra, Jatendra, Kajol, Salman, Saif, Sanju, Rekha etc all do well alongside Shah Rukh Khan.

Farah Khan and her team of writers have put some genius into parts of the movie. The writing is witty, smart, and quite innovative. Dilague is first rate.

Vishal-Shekar's music is amazing. With a variety of songs in one film, they do a wonderful job.

Farah's direction is first rate. She handles all the moments with ease. It's not a better film than Main Hoon Na, but still a good job.

In 2007, 3 months before OSO released; SRK unleashed the actor in him and kept the star away in a movie called Chak De India. In OSO, it's the opposite. OSO is a film where SRK can chill and not worry about the criticism. His performance is explosive and energetic. In this, it's SRK the superstar unleashed. And kudos to him for also poking fun at himself despite being the producer of this one.

Deepika makes a grand debut and I'm sure she couldn't have asked for anything else. She looks gorgeous and makes a good debut. Arjun Rampal is spectacular as the villain here. Brilliant.

The supporting cast does well too which includes the lovable Shreyas Talpade, the scene-stealing Kirron Kher and Javed Sheikh.

Overall, A grand film which has one objective - Entertainment!


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