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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In preparation for her role, Padukone watched several films of actresses Helen and Hema Malini to study their body language. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, when the Chandelier falls on Mukesh (Arjun Rampal), you see the entire Chandelier is broken, yet in the next scene you see the Chandelier still active up to Om's (Shahrukh Khan's) height, with him looking through it to see the ghost of Shantipriya. 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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Referenced in Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla (2013) See more »

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Dard-E-Disco
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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Love in dreams
23 December 2012 | by coiffuremixteSee all my reviews

'Om Shanti Om' is, simply, one of the best films ever made.

'Singing in the Rain' is the closest reference cinematically and thematically, both films are about the inside of the movie business Hollywood and Bollywood respectively. Baz Lurhman was going for the same kind of thing with 'Moulin Rouge' and - despite hyper-active trickery and bombast - managed to express romance, art and music pretty well, though not as well as is done here.

'Om Shanti Om' manages to combine drama, high emotion, nostalgia, fantasy, romance and self-referential humor to perfection.

Simply told, this is a film about fans. What it is to love an idol on the big screen and the unbreakable fantasy of stepping up onto the big screen. This is also a metaphor for love and the film is also, suitably, wildly romantic.

Anyone who truly loves cinema intelligently will adore this film. Shah Rukh Khan is on his own today, with perhaps Denzel Washington, as a leading man with infinite appeal and effortless charm, intelligence, humor and presence; a movie star at home with the all-time greats.

Deepika Padukone is both a stunning beauty and a complete actress, incredibly, managing to match her brilliant co-star in comedic and dramatic range.

Farah Khan is a director of extraordinary technical and artistic skill and the vision she exerts in Om Shanti Om is breath-taking.

Leave your preconceptions about Bollywood aside and embrace a true classic.


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