News Helpline | September, 28 2012
OMG Oh My God is an upcoming bollywood comedy drama film directed by Umesh Shukla, and produced by Akshay Kumar. The film features Mithun Chakraborthy and Paresh Rawal in lead roles, with Akshay Kumar in a cameo role. It is adapted from a highly acclaimed Gujrati play named "Kanji Virrudh Kanji". It also includes influences of Paresh Rawals Hindi play "Krishan vs Kanhaiya".The film is scheduled to release on 28 September 2012.
Verdict : Dont miss it..
The movie may not going to satisfy all as it shows the truth of our babas and guruji’s and their pointlessness religious beliefs and driving. The message straight from the heart but only if you can see the truth behind it.
Kanjibhai is an atheist. His logic is simple. If there is a God, show it in your behavior. Dont make fool. Let the millions being spent of useless rituals be used for the poor and needy that really need that money. Let the phoney babas and gurus be exposed for who they really are, instead of blindly following them. His business is that of selling idols of various gods. There comes the main trun in the story. An earthquake and it is only Kanjilal’s shop that is completely destroyed. Those around him now point out to him how god has punished him because he always poked fun at him. But Kanjibhai is adamant; he knows there is no God and goes to claim his insurance where he learns of the existence of God. In the clause it is written that his shop is covered under all calamities, but for an "Act of God", there is no cover. The insurance company is not liable to pay Kanjibhai a single naiya paisa. Kanjilal sues God. And since God has no address his notices are sent to all temples where there is uproar among the pundits and babas. And since no lawyer is willing to fight his case, he is guided by a Muslim lawyer to fight his own case, since there is a provision in the law for the same. After the initial indignation of the appalling act, Kanjibhai soon receives support and in fact agrees to fight hundreds of cases of people who have lost their insurance because of the "Act of God" clause. Rawal is pure pleasure when he naughtily points out the babas by saying, "Recession mein toh inka dhanda double ho jata hai!", when debating being boiled in oil down in hell, he asks, "Mein aadmi hoon ya pakora?" or, when he states that such religion - superstition, fear, ignorance - "insaan ko bebas ya aatankwadi banata hai." It is far better, he remarks, to donate milk to the hungry than pour it over a shrine - and into a drain, to give to the needy rather than enrich religious commerce working on human weakness and woe via exchange offers with the divine.
Akshay Kumar as God, who visits Kanjibhai in his fight, pitches in with a balanced performance. He urges Kanjibhai to read the holy books when he gets stuck in his case. He assures him that he will find all his answers there. He does, as he boldly goes about quoting the Bhagwad Gita, Quoran and the Holy Bible in court to flummox the holy ones. Kumar plays perfect Krishna with his all delicate hints and half-smiles rightly said by Rawal "Suit-boot mein aya Kanhaiya",, smoothly playing the flute as Kanji shouts, "O Hari Prasad! O Chaurasia!" Rawal and Kumar and their chemistry is electric, backed by Chakrabarty too, biting into the role of a long-haired swami speaking in softly mincing tones, using his hands down to one finger in a terrific take-off. Other acting (Puri, a Muslim lawyer helping Kanji, Manjrekar as lawyer Sardesai, Lubna Salim as Kanjis wide-eyed wife Susheela) is strictly average but covered by an astonishingly good background track pepping up the pace, adding zing but never distracting from a complex story told in a simple way.
The message that is delivered is the simple truth I spoke of in the beginning. That is loving. God is within all of us. We all have to look within, instead of running here and there in search of God. Lastly Oh My God shouldnt be mistaken to be a film that endorses atheism. Rather it questions blind faith .
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