Mumbai, Sep 28 (): OMG Oh My God is not a film that approves atheism, but puts forth questions on blind faith. In the movie the director unwaveringly and fearlessly raises fingers at commonplace commercialization of the religious customs in a country like India where God-fearing is widely seen. It is certainly an audacious attempt.
3.5 / 5
CAST AND CREW:
Director: Umesh Shukla
Producer: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Ashvini Yardi
Cast: Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborthy and Paresh Rawal
Kanji Bhai (Paresh Rawal) does not believe in God, but he makes his living by selling God’s idols. He is on a mission to prove God does not exist. His shop gets shattered in an earthquake, the insurance company rejects his claim on basis that earthquake was an act of God – something that isn’t covered within their policy.
Irritated Kanji Bhai moves to court asking compensation from God. As God has no address, he summons religious leaders (headed by Mithun Chakravarthy), arguing that they should represent God on earth and thereby should compensate his loss.
The twist comes in the movie when God, Lord Krishna (Akshay Kumar) appears in front of Kanji Bhai in human form and helps him in his dispute against divinity.
Paresh Rawal has put on all his talents to carry the whole film on his shoulders. As Kanji Bhai, he has provided a solid performance to his character.
Akshay Kumar appears in the screen ever smiling as he has portrayed Lord Krishna. He always spins a keychain in his finger which symbolizes Sudarshan Chakra. He is graceful in his extended special appearance.
Mithun Chakravarthy has shown more expressions.
Govind Namdeo has made a good impression over his character.
Paresh role as an atheist is superb.
Nikhil Ratnaparkhi and Om Puri are decent in their respective roles.
Director Umesh Shukla and the entire cast and crew have put their effort to illustrate the pointlessness of all religious beliefs and driving the message straight to the heart.
Overall, OMG – Oh My God! is a clean movie that can be enjoyed by the entire family. OMG has a social message, but the best part is the message is given with wit and humour.
Akshay has done a cameo role and as modern Lord Krishna, he is good. Director Umesh Shukla has took a daring attempt and also succeeded in his attempt.
OMG Oh My God is a good watch for the excellent performance of its actors and it also has an interesting concept, which is thought-provoking.