Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Mithun Chakraborty, Govind Namdeo, Poonam Jhawer, Mahesh Manjrekar, Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhu Deva.
What’s Good?: The performances of the actors especially Paresh and Akshay ; And the best part is the good concept unlike most of the movies released this year ; the witty comebacks and dialogues are fun to watch in the movie.
What’s Bad?: The movie seems to steer away from the main issue; the unsatisfactory explanations.
Loo Break: No
Watch or Not?: Oh My God! Is definitely interesting and worth a watch.
What Critics Said :
“OMG – Oh My God! carries a social message, a significant one, but the best part is, it does so without losing the wit and humor. Most importantly, it doesn’t get preachy, nor does it deviate into the sermonizing mode. The film demonstrates Kanji as a nastik or a non-believer in God at the very outset, who, paradoxically, uses religion to run his business. The episodes in the first hour raise a chuckle, in fact you wear a smile ceaselessly. The turn of events in the latter part gives the film that extra sheen, thus raising the bar. The courtroom drama is transfixing and the underlying message that God dwells within us is profoundly heartwarming,” says Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama.
The good thing about the movie is that it’s not another stereotype movie about god and his so-called “mediums” and the rituals that have been mindlessly passed on the public since years. This is rather an interesting take on god.
Kanji (Paresh Rawal) is a not just an atheist, this non-believer man in god uses religion to run business. By selling idols of gods with make-believe tales, Kanji Lalji Mehta earns a great living, and also the wrath of his God-fearing wife, and the man/woman himself, God. When his shop is destroyed in a curious earthquake (that singles out his property to wreck in the entire vicinity), Kanji doesn’t fear much about it as he has the property already insured. But then the insurance company rejects his claim on the basis that their cover does not include an “act of God”.
Then Kanji decides to take up the matter with the ultimate authority. Yes he files a case against God himself and accused God of destroying his property and hence liable to pay him the fine.
Since God has no particular address, Kanji sends the notice to all the self-proclaimed God-men around who claim to be in touch with Him.
So now in the court Kanji has to argue the case against a interesting and colorful cast of holy people including the Mithun Chakraborthy, Siddheshwar Maharaj (Govind Namdeo) and eye-candy Gopi Maiyya (Poonam Jhawer). Now not only “does Kanji have to prove that God does exist, he also has to show that God is only responsible for his loss.
Enter Akshay Kumar who is playing the role of God in the movie.
Does Kanji win, with God? And make him pay the fine? Or does he become a believer himself? Watch out the movie for yourself and decide.
Final Verdict :
Go and watch the movie for a new concept with good performances and something sensible where you will have to use brains instead of just whistling and clapping uselessly.