Cast: Paresh Rawal,Akshay Kumar,Mithun Chakraborty
Music: Himesh Reshammiya & Meet Bros Anjjan
Cinematography: Sethu Sriram
Director: Umesh Shukla
Producers: Ashvini Yardi,Akshay Kumar,Paresh Rawal
Written by: Bhavesh Mandalia & Umesh Shukla
Based on: Gujrati play named “Kanji Virrudh Kanji” written by Bhavesh Mandalia
Distributed by: Grazing Goat Pictures,Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release date: September 28, 2012
Watched Theater: PVR Cinema’s, Hyderabad
Rating: 3.5 / 5
Akshay Kumar new Bollywood Film OMG Oh My God Movie Review:
The existence of God has been an intriguing theme that has occupied the
minds of the philosophers for decades now. Yet, we have no answer if
actually the almighty exists or not. In a nation like ours, where the
mythology is one of the richest elements of our culture, actors Paresh
Rawal and Akshay Kumar have come up with the theme of divine comedy OMG Oh My God, which deals with the issues of atheism and the existence of the almighty. OMG Oh My God is a very unusual and interesting take on God that released today.
Kanji Mehta (Paresh Rawal) is an atheist, who runs an antique shop. For him, God and religion are nothing more than a business proposition as he goes ahead making money by y selling the faith of people for his profit. His life suddenly is thrown off gear as an earthquake ironically destructs only his shop in the entire area. While all his detractors blame it on his atheism that led to God’s wrath, Kanji remains unperturbed and finds his victory with the insurance scheme that he had taken. However, his happiness remains short-lived as the insurance companies too spin a scam in the name of God by slating all destruction under natural calamity as ‘Act Of God’. They promptly reject the claim stating an earthquake to be an ‘act of god’ rather than a man-made phenomenon.
Frustrated and distraught, Kanji decides to file a case against God on the premise that if God is responsible for his loss then it is God’s responsibility to compensate him for his losses. His case causes quite a stir as not only the insurance company but all the authoritarians of God (read Preists, Pujaris etc.) get dragged to court to defend God! Whether Kanji’s atheism loses its battle in front of the nations belief or he comes out victorious with his insurance money follows through the rest of the plot.
Paresh Rawal, being one of the finest comedians of the recent times, does an outstanding job in the movie. You will love him as a ‘naastik’ Kanjibhai. His amazing comic timing and natural dialogue delivery is a treat to watch. Akshay Kumar is complete surprise package in the movie. Akki plays the part of Lord Krishna, who descends on the earth to meet Rawal. Akshay is brilliant. From his rough khiladi avatar to his calm and suave look as ‘Lord Krishna’ makes us believe in Akki’s versatality. Mithun Chakraborty’s “broken hand act” needs a standing ovation.
Technical and Other Departments:
The film only scores negatives points for its poor production values,
needless insertion of the Prabhu Deva – Sonakshi Sinha song which could
well be used just for promotions and its length. Music by Himesh
Reshammiya is uninspiring.
The movie comes up with an unique and brilliant concept that makes us come face to face with the reality of our daily life. OMG Oh My God
exposes the dark truth behind the ‘paakhandi babas’ and fake godmen,
who fool their devotees with some moneymaking gimmicks, devised in the
name of God. The movie impresses us with its sensitive take on devotion.
A big hats off to the director Umesh Shukla, who presented such a great
piece with his gutsy attempt of entering in a sensitive territory.
To sum it up, OMG Oh My God is an honest film with a strong message
which should be encouraged and seen especially for the brilliance of its
script and the delightful acting of Paresh Rawal!