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OMG: Oh My God! (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 28 September 2012 (India)
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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!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

When the promos of the movie were released at first, people heard actor Salman Khan's voice and assumed that he was playing a role in the movie or maybe he was the narrator. Later, the director Umesh Shukla went on to clarify that Salman's voice was only being used in the promos of the movie. The director was quoted telling IANS, "He (Salman) will not be narrating in the film. He has that voice. My film is a light-hearted comedy and we need someone who can do justice to the visuals." See more »

Goofs

During the court scene where he's almost strangled by the enraged priest, Kanji's beard stubble magically disappears and reappears in various parts of the same scene. Even when it is seen, its length varies constantly. See more »

Quotes

Kanji Lalji Mehta: Where there is religion, there is no space for truth... and where there is truth, there is no need for religion.
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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 »

Connections

References Rowdy Rathore (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Go Go Govinda
(uncredited)
Music by Himesh Reshammiya
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal & Aman Trikha
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OMG - Oh My God!... Must Watch For All Ages.
30 September 2012 | by nisakki9See all my reviews

OMG Oh My God! Is a wonderful film with an amazing message that everyone should apply in their lives!

Paresh Rawal delivers an outstanding performance, one of his best till date.

Akshay Kumar is top notch you can't think of anyone to do his role in the movie.

Mithun Chakraborty is fabulous as a fraud preacher.

Om Puri, Govind Namdeo, Mahesh Manjrekar and rest have played their roles perfectly.

There are some glitches in the movie like abrupt camera work but it has nothing to do with the story or screenplay.

Grip makes a movie perfect; That's what happens here, you'll get glued to your seats start to end!

I don't know how the play was, but I simply loved the movie.

After Watching OMG! My religion is OMG! Oh My God!

I'll rate it 8/10 Unmissable especially for "so called" religious people wasting time, money, milk and oil at temples.


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