Movie Review: OMG Oh My God

Starring Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar
Star rating: ***

When i heard about this film and saw the trailers, i was sceptical. How on earth would this film carry off a storyline where the main character is trying to fight a court case against God?! It just seemed unbelievable but i wanted to watch the film for Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar. The pair who made an amazing comedic pair in many other films like ‘Hera Pheri’ and ‘Garam Masala’ were starring in this film and i was curious to watch it for them.

Kanji Lalj Mehta (Paresh Rawal) is an atheist who does not understand obsession with God and using it as a way of getting people to go on pilgrimages and proving themselves as true followers. He is an antiques salesman who sells statues of the various Gods to people for extortionate prices. One day his shop is hit by an earthquake and the insurance company refuses to pay up calling it an act of God. Furious Kanji abandoned by his family heads to court to sue God.

What is particularly brilliant about this film is Paresh Rawal. His comedic timing and delivery of each dialogue still makes people jump on their seats and clap wholeheartedly. Akshay Kumar plays a God who has some CGI stunt scenes which seem unnecessary as his pure presence throughout the film would have been enough.  Mithun Chakraborty plays a weird guru in the film but his character is never developed in the film either. The other characters in the film just come across as useless in the film. 
It is a good pass time film which i would not particularly go out of my way to watch again. It had the right to go blasphemous but it just about holds the line where God is not disparaged yet accepted by the end of the film. 

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