Om Shanti Om Movie Review

Saawariya – Movie Review

Introducing Om Shanti Om

A movie review by a major Bollywood website was extremely positive. Oh well, how could I trust a reviewer who gave fantastic movies like Chak De India, Black, Rang De Basanti (and so many more) such low ratings? I believed the reviewer is quite fond of masala flicks, flicks which have major box-office appeal. (Are movie reviewers actually paid for positive reviews? I wonder..) So before I entered the movieplex, I had huge expectations from Om Shanti Om. The biggest entertainer in the country in a masala potboiler, positive reviews, great hype, 31 of the biggest stars in one item number – what more could one ask for?

Om Shanti Om Story

Om Prakash Makhija (Shahrukh Khan) is a junior artist aspiring to become a superstar one day and live life of luxury and comfort. He is a die hard fan and a secret lover of popular actress Shanti Priya (Deepika Padukone). His mother and Papu (Shreyas Talpade) are the only true believers of his talent. A fire accident on one of the shooting sets introduces Shanti to Om. As Om finds happiness and satisfaction he finds out an untold truth of Shanti being married to film producer Mukesh Mehra (Arjun Rampal) who kills her after she admits her pregnancy to him. As a witness to this crime, Om gets killed in a fight with Mehra’s men.

Om Prakash comes back to the world now as Om Kapoor, a star-kid. Om Kapoor is all set to take revenge on Mehra for killing his love Shanti. He plans a conspiracy with Shanti’s clone Sandy, his mother and friend Papu to make Mehra (who is now a big producer in Hollywood) confess about his deadly crime. Will the purpose of Om’s rebirth be fulfilled? Will Mukesh Mehra confess his crime? Whats the future of Om and Sandy?

Om Shanti Om Review

Technically Om Shanti Om is good, but as an entertainer, a major disappointment. The fact that it is such a terrible let down, is yet to sink in. What was Farah Khan (director) thinking? How could she make such a bad film, after directing a decent entertainer in Main Hoon Na? What was Shahrukh Khan thinking when he approved the script? How could almost everything go so wrong in a movie?

The movie has major flaws. Both the first half and the second have a lot of similarities, a few scenes actually are repeated! So if you miss the first half or you decide to walk out during the interval, dont worry, you haven’t missed much. The biggest flaw is you never feel for any of the characters, you laugh when the characters cry and vice versa. The transformation of Om Kapoor to Om Prakash in the second half, isnt handled well and is far from convincing. The transformation part is so very important in reincarnation movies, something which was handled brilliantly in Karan Arjun. The death scene, rebirth, flashbacks – needs expert direction, Farah unfortunately fails.

The script, screenplay and the direction is flawed. The dialogues are irritating. The only saving grace of the much hyped movie is the music. Main Agar Kahoon and Dard-e-Disco stand out.

Om Shanti Om Performances

Now the performance of the King Khan. After a career-best knockout performance in Chak De India, Shahrukh Khan hams in the first half. In the second half, as the new-age superstar, he fails to convince. A soda without fizz kinda performance by SRK. Personally for me, this is undoubtedly his most disappointing performance this decade. Deepika Padukone is promising in her debut, great screen presence. She expresses quite well through her eyes. Definitely a actress to look forward to, in the future. Shreyas Talpade’s role doesnt demand any histrionics, he is decent as the side-kick. Arjun Rampal is good in a negative role. Kirron Kher is over the top throughout, the only scene she excels is when she is supposed to scare Mukesh Mehra, in the second half.

In the special appearances, Akshay Kumar stands out in the filmfare awards scene. Even his nomination video is hilarious. He gets the house down with his typical trademark antics. Hrithik Roshan is also a part of the movie and so is Abhishek Bachchan (both are part of the Filmfare scene). Amongst the 31 stars in the item number, Kajol got the loudest of cheers.

IndiCine Om Shanti Om Verdict

Overall, another biggie that disappoints big time this year. I would be surprised if, die-hard SRK fans enjoy this. The only reason to watch it could be the technical brilliance!

So If Chak De India got 5 on 5 stars, this one deserves not a bit more than 1.

Do post your comments below, we would love to know your views on Om Shanti Om.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ (Torture)

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192 Comments

  • dear,

    i read the review and i am not satisfied with it, because cinema is for massess not for critics. This is a tailor made movie for this festive occassion, so don’t expect much from it. Watch it and enjoy with festive mood




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  • I came here for a review of the movie but am leaving totally disgusted.
    The way all your LOOOOOOOOSERS are sitting there bashing each other over a MOVIE review just goes to say what sorry lives you have. tsk tsk! Your only excuse is if you have personal stake in the success/failure of OSO. How much money the film makes in NOT the ONLY indicator of the QUALITY of the film

    All i wanted was a REVIEW – not a sodding dirtwar.

    SILLY PEOPLE




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  • Indicine Team, you at point say- “The script, screenplay and the direction is flawed.” and end your review stating- “The only reason to watch it could be the technical brilliance! “.

    I have nothing to say but u contradict urself.
    =))




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  • well the final words….
    “enjoy it at your own cost….” :))
    And Happy diwali to all….
    Hope we get fun Filled movies Like Loins of Punjab…Jab we Met…..and many more….

    And as for The review on OSO….read all there is to it….and if you fell like watching it…pls do it ….’
    If Not….have a fun filled time with your Family….
    Happy Diwali….

    :d :d :d :d :) :)




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  • dude…….who told u 2 write ne review……m just jokin.. :))….u can obviously do dat….so also i can give my comments…….what i want 2 say is dat u hv no taste at all……dont know how 2 watch movies…….u tell a blockbuster 2 b a flop & vice versa.,……..u r really d biggest fool f d world…. :d…u’ll realize about d standard f d movie within dis week…..till den try 2 blink …bole to tubelite :yeh:…….okkk bbyeeee tubelite :bow:




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  • this is the worst film i had ever seen…………..
    Sharukhkhan is a immoral man………..
    he is the worst person and a bastard………. ;)
    he is a lauda ke baal……. he is a idiot with a stupid sense of humor………..
    i am from guntur, andhra Pradesh.
    R.V.R & J.C College of engineering, Chemcial engineering department, final year final semester……..




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  • “OM SHANTI OM”…SIMPLY CLASS…WAS A GR8 MOVIE….WHY’S THE REVIEWER ONLY TRYING TO FIND MISTAKES IN THE MOVIE…..WHY DON’T U SEE….THE MAGIC OF SHAH RUKH KHAN’S ACTING….IN EVERY SITUATION OF THE MOVIE….ACTING …MUSIC….PLANNINGH…WAS ALL….SUPERB……….




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  • Om Shanti Om is going to rock!!!!!!!!! Best wishes toFarah Khan . SHARUKH and DEEPIKA looked very cute and attractive. This is the best movie. :)

    GOOD LUCK




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  • All Publicity is Good publicity …….
    GOOD Bad Or Worst…….
    Just enjoying the fight……
    Indicine and OSO both will profit…..
    :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :))
    including the audience…..
    hahaha…. =)) =)) =)) =)) =)) =))
    [email protected]




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  • hi,
    i think i really believe the indicine team…
    we indians are lousy just bcos its SRK crores of bucks we ll plunge into wasting hours over these movies..indian movies are outcaste these days. chak de was really good.after watching english movies i cant bear bollywood. i think i ll download the dvdrip…that too just because of the hype. Good job guys…after all ur
    reviewing the movie let the emotions and passions for ur fav star alone…the movie as a whole should be worthwhile.




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  • om shanti om is a full masala entertainer as a friend of mine revealed it why did this reviiewer make such ugly comments regarding a wonderful film?




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  • by the way guys….
    Andaz Apna Apna is on Star Gold right now…..
    The comedy movie of all time….
    Done when both Amir and Salman were hard working….movies comedy was more than just slap stick nonsense…..
    Enjoy it guys….
    Happy Diwali…




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  • It surely was a disappointment but it just because the excess media hype….i agree that the movie was cut short and i never felt for Om Prakash Makhija or Om Kapoor…it did not brings tears to my eyes. Oh yes, it di make me laugh at several occasions and the Filfare scene being the best one of all. SRK actually dares to mock himself, that part has to be the best in the movie. Otherwise it wasnt as expected but still worth a shot
    I am a die hard SRK fan but that doesnt mean that he ois my God or something that i can not critisize his film. His work was not bad. The storyline was, very cliched. It was a spoof of all the past actors or movies, funny in that sense but the first time of Bollywood.

    Of Course it will recieve a 100% opening, no doubt abt that..Common’ its SRK after all….it will break all records, has been doing that since August.

    Overall, i gues it is worth a shot.




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  • What do you expect from indicine, I think it would be better for them to collect review and post it here. Just like Allbollywood.com is doing and have a 3rd rate wanabe reviewer to write review irregardless whether they view the movie or not. And this is probably the case here or just simply the reviewer knows nothing of Masala type movie and enjoy.

    Maybe someone may want to give Indicine Team a template to write review so that they are more focus instead of hitting on other reviewer insinuating some wrong doing just simply the review came before public release. These team does not know what movie premier is about, they are so full of themselves.




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  • Frnd i saw both movie OSO an Saawariya today. I just wanna say OSO sucks. Don’t waste your money in OSO. Saawariya is far better than OSO. Do watch saawariya.




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  • Shehal, Akshay Shah of Allbollywood is a good reviewer….. He was also disappointed….

    I watched OSO in the morning… Its the worst film i have seen in theatre in long time. Dont waste time money on OSO… Its bullshit




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