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OMG (2012)

OMG: Oh My God! (original title)
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A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.

Director:

Umesh Shukla

Writers:

Bhavesh Mandalia (screenplay and dialogue), Umesh Shukla (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paresh Rawal ... Kanji Lalji Mehta
Akshay Kumar ... Krishna Vasudev Yadav
Mithun Chakraborty ... Leeladhar Maharaj
Om Puri ... Hanif Bhai
Mahesh Manjrekar ... Sardesai
Govind Namdeo ... Siddeshwar Maharaj (as Govind Namdev)
Murli Sharma ... Laxman Mishra
Nikhil Ratnaparkhi Nikhil Ratnaparkhi ... Mahadev
Lubna Salim ... Sushila
Poonam Jhawer ... Gopi Maiyya
Yusuf Hussain Yusuf Hussain ... Judge
Jaineeraj Rajpurohit ... Dinesh Gandhi
Nidhi Subbaiah Nidhi Subbaiah ... Shweta Tiwari
Apoorva Arora ... Jigna
Azaan Shah Azaan Shah ... Chintu (as Azaan Rustam Shah)
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Storyline

Kanji Lalji Mehta, though an atheist, owns a small shop selling religious goods, concocting cock-and-bull stories to extract higher fees from his customers for his wares. When, in openly defying God, an earthquake destroys his (and only his) only source of income, with the insurance company refusing to pay up on the basis of it being an 'act of God', Kanjibhai takes God to the court. With many similarly unfortunate people pinning their hopes to him, Kanji's lack of courtroom experience may leave him unable to prove his point - that is, until approached by a man introducing himself as Krishna Vasudeva Yadav. Krishna helps Kanji win his case, his family and helps him find his faith in God, along the way showing how priests can turn religion into a business and that God can be found everywhere, particularly in a house of worship. Written by srijanarora-152-448595 / revised by statmanjeff

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Taglines:

Kanjibhai is taking God to court!

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

28 September 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

OMG See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$341,380, 30 September 2012

Gross USA:

$923,221, 9 November 2012
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The bike Akshay's character rides is worth 1 million Rupees (~$18162.00). See more »

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When Kanji meets Krishna for the last time, Krishna disappears as soon as Kanji looks back. There is a change in background before and after his disappearance. See more »

Quotes

Krishna Vasudev Yadav: Like a devotee is incomplete without God... just like that even God is incomplete without a true devotee.
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Crazy Credits

A verse of Bhagvad Geeta is displayed before closing credits roll, which reads, "BE FREE FROM FEAR. BE FEARLESS AND HAVE FAITH IN THE DIVINE". See more »

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References The Man Who Sued God (2001) See more »

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Go Go Govinda
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Music by Himesh Reshammiya
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal & Aman Trikha
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One of the most path breaking bollywood films ever!!!!
29 September 2012 | by jmoneyjohalSee all my reviews

WOW, what a film, I was pretty much speechless after i exited the theater. The message this film gives is that god is in every human being, then why do we go looking for him in mandhirs, churches, mosaics, gurdwaras, etc Why has god and religion become a business, why do we spends millions and billions of dollars at religious places as people when we can take that same money and help the poor, won't god be more happy then. This and many more messages are conveyed in this movie through characters, like Kanji Bhai, Krishna, etc Another really plus point about the film is that it is told in a light hearted way, in a comedy, the film isn't very preachy and still conveys its beautiful and real message. For me when it comes to performances Paresh Rawal has just done such an amazing job, he deserves all the applauds, accolades, awards, in the world for his portrayal as Kanji bhai. Akshay Kumar as always is very good in a small but important role, his and Paresh's chemistry is just too good. Other notable performances Mithun, was really good as the sadhu, and so was Govind Namdev. Music was good and suited the film very well. All tech aspects were just perfect. Umesh Shukla the director is the heart of the film and he has done an incredible job, he deserves, a national award for his efforts, he was just that good. A special mention for the amazing dialogues very smart and well written,

So all in all this is must watch film for not just the people in India, but for everyone in the world. A masterpiece film, this should be India's official entry to the Oscars. its that good and beyond one of the best movies ever made in bollywood. 10 out 10 rating


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