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    3.5
    Desimartini | Updated - February 25, 2015 3:42 PM IST
    4.0DM (7800 ratings)

    Verdict - OMG oh my god is a Raju Hirani film at heart with a tacky body.

    OMG Oh My God!Watch trailerRelease date : September 28, 2012

    Imagine as a kid waking up early on Sunday mornings to go to church for the mass. That is just one of the many reasons why I found a disconnect with organized religion when I grew up. There is a line Paresh Rawal says in the film “main sab dharmon ka aadar karta hoon par kisi dharm ko maanta nahi hoon” though I am not an atheist like Paresh's character in the film, I feel the same.

    Kanji bhai (Paresh Rawal) is an atheist who doesn't believe that God exists but makes his living by selling godly idols. One night his shop gets destroyed by an earthquake that the insurance people term as an 'act of god'. Left with no other option he files a case against God leaving two godmen & a godwoman sitting on the opposite side to defend God. The trimurti's are fruit chomping Siddeshwar Maharaj (Govind Namdeo) & nail polishing Gopi Maiyya (Poonam 'na kajre ki dhar' Jhawar) led by Leeladhar (Mithun Chakraborty) whose finger act reminded me of Mini Me from Austin Powers.

    This film is a fine example that when you give the audience a good concept film they will tend to overlook the other flaws because this film is an aesthetic nightmare. Shot like a bad TV serial, with extremely tacky visual fx and set designs that belong to the 80's (you have to see the chor bazaar set to believe me).

    Paresh Rawal makes sure that you filter all the flaws and connect with his performance. After a long time I saw him in a well deserving role. The last one was in Road to Sangam (2010). Everyone who is angry with how religion is being run like a business will find sadistic pleasure in knowing that most of the people who are part of probably the biggest scam of the world are paying to see a film which speaks against what they follow.

    I know this film will not probably change thoughts and people will still go back to their idol worship and rituals. But for those few hours I felt Paresh Rawal was saying what I wanted to say.

    It does get preachy and stretched at times and for obvious reasons follows a predictable end but still it is a film that must be seen by a lot of people because we don't get to see such subjects in our cinema these days.

    Akshay Kumar underplays his role and never ever tries to steal the spotlight from Paresh Rawal. This is probably the best thing he has done in a long long time. His victory is more as a producer than an actor. Director Umesh Shukla's direction is strong when it comes to content but he fails in the adaptation of his play into a film. As a filmmaker his work comes across very amateurish. Ending this with a gem of a line which is my favorite “Dharam insaan ko bebas banata hain ya aantankwaadi”. You will find such fine lines in the film.

    Word of mouth - OMG oh my god is a Raju Hirani film at heart with a tacky body.

    Rating - 3.5 (Good)

    Ticket meter - Worth 200 bucks

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