Movie Review: Om Shanti Om.

Om Shanti Om is a 2007 Bollywood film directed and choreographed by Farah Khan. It stars Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles as the protagonists while Shreyas Talpade, Arjun Rampal, and Kirron Kher feature in supporting roles. Arjun Rampal is the antagonist in the movie. Nearly thirty stars from yesteryear and today are referred to or show up during the duration of the film, including twenty-eight of them (not including the stars of the film) in one song alone.

I think the story is weak. But acting was good. I liked Farah Khan Main Hoon Na a lot but I am really not very happy after watching this movie. Story is not good and realistic I think. But overall the movie is good.

Story

Movie starts with 70s era where Om(Shah Rukh Khan) is a juniour artiste who wants to make it big in Bollywood. And encouraging him are his friend Pappu (Shreyas Talpade) and his mother (Kirron Kher) who was also a juniour artiste. Om loves the superstar Shantipriya (Deepika Padukone) and is also able to be friends with her..But he is heart broken when he gets to know that Shanti is already married to a renowned producer Mehra (Arjun Rampal) who wants to keep their marriage under wraps as a married heroine is not accepted in tinsel town. But he burns her alive when he discovers Shanti is pregnant. Om is killed too while rescuing her.

Shah Rukh is reborn as Om (what a co incidence!) to a superstar and eventually becomes a superstar later-Om Kapoor a.k.a O.K. and as he gets all his memory back abruptly, he decides to take his revenge by killing Arjun Rampal..and in his search of finding a look alike of Deepika Padukone(Sandy), he actually finds a girl who looks exactly like her (can you beat that!!) And then starts the process of converting Sandy into Shantipriya, and as Rampal realises she is just a look alike, and Om’s plan fails, the ghost of Shanti comes and takes the revenge.

Cast

  • Shah Rukh Khan … Om Prakash Makhija aka Omy/Om Kapoor aka OK
  • Deepika Padukone … Shantipriya (Shanti)/Sandy (Sandhya)
  • Shreyas Talpade … Pappu Master
  • Kirron Kher … Bela Makhija
  • Arjun Rampal … Mukesh Mehra aka Mike
  • Javed Sheikh … Rajesh Kapoor
  • Bindu … Kamini
  • Yuvika Choudhary… Dolly
  • Shahwar Ali…Shawar

Special appearances during the song “Deewangi Deewangi” (in alphabetical order) by:

  • Aftab Shivdasani
  • Amrita Arora
  • Arbaaz Khan
  • Bobby Deol
  • Dharmendra
  • Dino Morea
  • Govinda
  • Jeetendra
  • Juhi Chawla
  • Kajol
  • Karisma Kapoor
  • Lara Dutta
  • Malaika Arora
  • Mithun Chakraborty
  • Preity Zinta
  • Priyanka Chopra
  • Rani Mukerji
  • Rekha
  • Ritesh Deshmukh
  • Saif Ali Khan
  • Salman Khan
  • Sanjay Dutt
  • Shabana Azmi
  • Shilpa Shetty
  • Sunil Shetty
  • Tabu
  • Tusshar Kapoor
  • Urmila Matondkar
  • Vidya Balan
  • Zayed Khan

Other Special appearances (in alphabetical order) by:

  • Abhishek Bachchan … as himself
  • Akshay Kumar … as himself
  • Amisha Patel … as Om Kapoor’s heroine at Filmfare Awards
  • Amitabh Bachchan … as himself
  • Bappi Lahiri … as himself
  • Bipasha Basu … as herself
  • Chunkey Pandey … as himself
  • Dia Mirza … as Om Kapoor’s heroine at Filmfare Awards
  • Farah Khan … as herself
  • Feroz Khan … as himself
  • Gauri Khan … as herself
  • Govinda Ahuja … as himself
  • Hrithik Roshan … as himself
  • Karan Johar … as himself
  • Koena Mitra … as herself
  • Mayur Puri … as the Gujju director of Dard-e-Disco
  • Rakesh Roshan … as himself
  • Rishi Kapoor … as himself
  • Shabana Azmi … as herself
  • Subhash Ghai … as himself
  • Vishal Dadlani … as himself

Crew

  • Producer: Gauri Khan.
  • Director: Farah Khan
  • Screenplay: Farah Khan
  • Story: Farah Khan, Mayur Puri & Mushtaq Sheikh
  • Dialogue: Mayur Puri
  • Editor: Shirish Kunder
  • Music: Vishal-Shekhar
  • Choreography: Farah Khan
  • Lyrics: Javed Akhtar, Vishal Dadlani & Kumaar
  • Cinematography: V. Manikandan
  • Assistant Directors: Vaibhav Mishra, Joyeeta Chatterji, Kanika Dhillon, Pooja Desai, Parag Kalica, Arunabh Kumar, Zoa Morani
  • Executive Producer: Sanjiv Chawala
  • Director of Photography: V. Manikandan
  • Art Director: Sabu Cyril
  • Action Directors: Sham Kaushal, Aamar Shetty, Angelo Sahin
  • Background Music: Sandeep Chowta
  • Visual Effects Studios: Red Chillies VFX
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