OMG Oh My God! Review In Short
A cynical non-believer files a case against God and his 'agents' after losing his business in a natural calamity (act of God, as defined by insurance agencies) and wreaks havoc…
OMG Oh My God! Review Verdict
One of the most thought-provoking films this year, OMG also has its share of cheeky humour to entertain you…
OMG Oh My God! Review Story Plot
Kanji Mehta (Paresh Rawal
) is a cynical atheist, who shuns the idea of God and religion and merrily goes about conning devout customers by selling them fake antiques. However, Kanji's life gets turned upside down when his shop gets destroyed in an earthquake, causing him immense financial losses. When Kanji claims for insurance, he is told that his claim cannot be entertained as 'acts of God' are not insurable. An angry and desperate Kanji decides to fight back against this injustice and files a case against God in court, claiming damages from God or his 'agents' viz. spiritual godmen, who claim to have direct access to God. Needless to say, this creates havoc all over the country, earning Mehta his share of brickbats
In the meanwhile, Kanji also has to deal with a mysterious stranger named Krishna Vasudev Yadav (Akshay Kumar
), who claims to be God and moves into Kanji's residence. How Kanji's act of filing a case against God leads to problems in his life and how the charming Krishna manages to help him out forms the rest of the plot…
OMG Oh My God! Review Performances
Paresh Rawal is one of the finest actors in the industry and with OMG, Rawal proves once again that when it comes to versatility, he has few equals. Whether it is a comic scene or a dramatic sequence, Paresh dominates the screen with a casual ease and his natural acting and deadpan humour is something to watch for. On his part, there is just one word for Akshay in the role of Krishna- rocking! This reviewer is personally a fan of the Khiladi
and it must be said that Akki is the best candidate to pull off this role. Kumar serves up a perfect combination of nobility and mischievousness in his role as the Lord Krishna and the only sad part is that one ends up feeling the role could have been meatier. Last but not the least; it is Mithun Chakraborty
as the spiritual guru, who is sure to impress you with his absolute brilliance. Other actors like Govind Namdeo
and Mahesh Manjrekar
too perform their parts well.
OMG Oh My God! Review Direction
Making a film with a protagonist, who shuns the idea of God, was definitely a major challenge in a country like India, but it must be said that director Umesh Shukla
, who has directed the play Kishan v/s Kanhaiya
has handled the subject quite effectively…Mixing humour with drama, Shukla comes up with a film, which is entertaining as well as thought-provoking. The entire film hinges on dialogues and the court-room sequences and the debate that Kanji and his opponents indulge in are something that will keep you on the edge of your seats. Of course, no film is without flaws and some scenes are slightly corny and the climax could have packed a more powerful punch, but all in all, Shukla delivers a winner with this 'divine comedy'.
OMG Oh My God! Review Music
With songs like the peppy Go go Govinda and the soulful Mere Nishaan, Hari bol, Tu hi tu and the Krishna theme, OMG Oh My God! is also a treat for the musically inclined.
OMG Oh My God! Review Final Word
Without a doubt, OMG Oh My God! is worth a watch for humour as well as a dose of thought-provoking logic, not to mention the inimitable Paresh-Akshay jodi