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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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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shah Rukh Khan worked out for 3 months prior for the song Dard-e-disco. See more »

Goofs

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 Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

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Jag Soona Soona Lage
Written by Kumaar
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Richa Sharma
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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An outright entertainer
9 November 2007 | by Hisham BasheerSee all my reviews

OM SHANTI OM tells the story of Om (Shah Rukh Khan) and Shanti (Deepika Padukone). Om is a junior artist in the 70s. Shanti is the reigning superstar. He is her biggest fan. He is in love with her. Om dreams of being a superstar, but an incident changes his life forever. Om dies in a mishap, but is reborn into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise…

What I liked about the film? Well, almost everything (Yes, I admit, I've sold my soul to SRK)! Which is 98.35 per cent of the film! The film is more a take off on the re-birth formula, than a tribute; but it does brilliantly. Farah Khan has made everyone act superbly (yes, including Arjun Rampal!). There are so many things to watch out for so I will just list a few highlights:

The cameos by almost the entire industry. The fantastic one-liners from '70s Bollywood; The comedy scenes throughout the movie! the digital effects ala Forrest Gump. Deepika Padukone. SRK playing a brash star brat. SRK's abs (of course!). The witty vision of the filmmaker.

And finally Farah Khan and SRK's and the entire film industry's bold move to do a take off on the take off, because, when you look at it, the film is not just a take off on '70s Bollywood but also on today's filmy frenzy! With each and every film one thing is sure Shah Rukh Khan will be outstanding and in this film to he is outstanding as well. In this film Shah Rukh Khan shows His comic abilities and he is bang on target. It just goes to show his range and versatility as an actor that on one hand he is doing Chak De! India (Offbeat) and on other hand Om Shanti Om where he is playing to the gallery which came easily only to Shah Rukh Khan.

Deepika has all it takes to be a top star — the personality, the looks and yes, she's supremely talented too. Standing in the same frame as Shah Rukh Khan and getting it right is no small achievement. She comes as a whiff of fresh air! Arjun Rampal impresses in a negative role which suites his image. Shreyas Talpade compliments Shah Rukh Khan wonderfully. Kirron Kher in one word wonderful.

The masses will love it; the classes will love it too! The youth will like it too, even though they may not get certain references to the Bollywood of yesteryear's. A must watch.


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