Apr 17, 2014

Review A to Z – Oh My God!

Oh My God! is one of those rare movies which I hear being mentioned every now and then even after two years of release. I was supposed to review a place today, but I made a last moment change in plan and chose to write about this movie as I heard two people speak about how it changed their perspective.


1. My mother called me on eight day of navratra and we were discussing what should I cook for kanya pujan. She agreed that there is no point in cooking halva and rather I should give some fruits and nutritious biscuits to these girls. A change in opinion I see. Credit – to a thought provoked by the movie.

2. A colleague narrated how he no longer offers milk packet to lord Shiva every Monday. He rather offers a fraction of that milk to the God and gives rest to a poor guy near his house. Credit – a revelation on wastage of milk shown in the movie.

I rarely watch movies and I consider myself as bad movie reviewer. Therefore, I avoid pondering over the message that movie provided and review until it is absolutely necessary. However, Oh My God! is not just a movie. It is a small revolution, a message to all. It is not just entertainment, it is thought provoking. Moreover, it is balanced.

Paresh Rawal is a wonderful actor and he has done complete justice to the role of Kanjiram. The bit on Krishna was a bit hilarious but it added life to the movie. Dialogue and script of the movie are powerful and leave a long lasting impression.


But if you are thinking it is a comment on religion, you are mistaken. It is not a question on existence of God or comment of any religious belief. It evaluates each religion in a neutral light and only questions the elaborate practices that take place in name of religion.

It isn’t easy to make a movie that is balanced to all religion, but even being a Hindu, I didn’t feel it was anti Hindu and one has to admit that it displayed truth and nothing else.

As a three hour movie for which I shelled out a good portion of my entertainment budget, it is a paisa vasool. It is a remake of Man who Sued the God but I haven't seen it. Have you seen either of the two movies? What is your opinion?


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16 comments:

  1. I have seen OMG and I liked it because it conforms my views on God and religion. I tried watching The Man Who Sued God but I couldn't complete it. Some how I thought the Hindi version is more apt for our country where we have obsolete rituals and blind belief in God men :)

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    1. Well put Prasanna. Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. I agree to what Prasanna says...I also found OMG so believable...

    O for Ostracized-Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. it reflects on what we really practice

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  3. I loved both Paresh Rawal n akshay kumar’s acting. It is indeed a wonderful movie :)

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    1. i didnt like Akshay Kumar a lot, but loved the movie none the less

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  4. I wanted to see this but didn't get an opportunity yet!

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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    1. Sri don't worry...it is on TV every now and then

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  5. I have watched this movie a couple of times and love the message it conveys. A brilliant subject beautifully handled.

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  6. I liked the way the movie began, honestly, but felt it became too romanticised towards the end.Then again, I am rather critical of movies in general and have a high benchmark ;)

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    1. I think it was very balanced. it was a bit dramatic but i guess that was needed to create the effect.

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  7. OMG is a good movie and I share their views, good choice for O.
    A well conceptualized movie.

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  8. I haven't heard of this movie, but it sounds very interesting!

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  9. This was a fun movie with some serious message :) Nice choice for the word with O :)

    Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal

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