Sunday, October 21, 2012

Oh my God - For God's sake don't miss it!

Oh my God is a recent Hindi movie I watched and have been meaning to write about it for a couple of weeks now.
OMG Oh my God poster

This is clearly the most path breaking and thought provoking movie I've seen in recent times. India is a place where most people believe in visiting temples, donating money (and/or hair!) and performing rituals to please the Gods. The movie not only questions these practices but also leaves you questioning your own faith.

The movie is not anti-religion or atheistic. On the contrary, it presents a strong opinion about the existence of God. It is probably Paresh Rawal's finest performance since Hera Pheri (2000).

The premise is unique - A shopkeeper sues "God" when an insurance company denies his claim for his broken shop during an earthquake because earthquake is classified as an "Act of God" and hence not covered in the policy. The court then summons religious powerhouses from across the country as the case is accepted and argued in court.

Mithun Chakraborty is outstanding as the evil/sissy God man. Mahesh Manjrekar is brilliant as the shyster. Akshay Kumar as "Krishna" is likable for a change. It's definitely a must see for all age groups. Go get entertained and enlightened!

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