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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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Kanjibhai is taking God to court!

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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India

Language:

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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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Among the religious items in Kanji's shop are replicas of a Michael Jackson outfit. See more »

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In the big dance routine, men in white pants kneel onto flower petals, soiling their pant legs and further blackening already blackened knees. A few shots later, their pants, except for a few knees, are unsullied. Throughout the dance, the severity of their dirtiness changes back and forth. See more »

Quotes

Jigna: To pay for that sin, she is fasting today.
Kanji Lalji Mehta: Tell me one thing. How can MY sins be forgiven if she fasts?
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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 Rowdy Rathore (2012) 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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An Entertaining, Well-Intentioned & Superbly Acted Film!
28 September 2012 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Adapted from a highly acclaimed Gujrati play named Kanji Virrudh Kanji, 'OMG Oh My God!' is An Entertaining, Well-Intentioned & Superbly Acted Film! Its an honest, meaningful, humorous & heartfelt film that definitely deserves a watch.

'OMG Oh My God!' Synopsis: An antique shopkeeper takes god to court when his shop is destroyed by a tornado.

'OMG Oh My God!' is a Winner, without a shed of doubt. The Drama works big time & The Narrative is extremely engaging. Kanjibhai's battle with the Almighty, entertains all through, with hardly any dull moment. The strong moral as well as the entertainment quotient take the film to the winning post.

Bhavesh Mandalia & Umesh Shukla's Adapted Screenplay is thoroughly entertaining & heartfelt. It offers a strong moral! Umesh Shukla's Direction is perfect. Cinematography & Editing are fair. Music by Himesh Reshammiya & Meet Bros Anjjan, is decent.

Performance-Wise: Mithun Chakraborty is mesmerizing. The versatile actor plays the evil god-man with utter brilliance. Paresh Rawal is superb as Kanjibhai, portraying the stern atheist with complete conviction. Akshay Kumar is likable as god. Mahesh Manjrekar is excellent. Govind Namdeo is impressive. Poonam Jhawer does a decent job. Om Puri lends grace & clarity in a brief role.

On the whole, 'OMG Oh My God!' is a must see. Go Get Entertained & Enlightened!


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