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In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life... read more read more....

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PG-13, 2 hr. 48 min.

Directed by: Farah Khan

Release Date: November 9, 2007

Keywords: hindi

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DVD Release Date: May 6, 2008

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  • March 19, 2009
    Not as good as I'd expected from Farah Khan, having liked her debut film as a director "Main Hoon Na" very much. Yet, not an absolute crap.
  • December 3, 2008
    Fantastic movie!! Great story plot. Shahrukh Khan gives a stellar performance in this movie about unrequited love and reincarnation. Amazing music, especially with a musical sequence that involves an array of fellow Bollywood actors and actresses! Great movie by Farah Khan. Absol... read moreutely love this movie!! Gotta see.
  • March 2, 2011
    I love the music and dances they do

    "Om Prakash is a junior artist and has dreams to become a hero overnight. Om's mother, Bela Makhija, inspires and encourages her son to become a success. He gets to meet Shanti Priya one day and finds out that she is very popular, after a fe... read morew misunderstandings, Om finally falls in love with Shanti, but is unable to express it to her. He gets to attend her first film, Dreamy girl, by masquerading as the actor Manoj Kumar. He also saves her in a filming episode from an uncontrollable fire and both became good friends. Om asks her out on a date and she agrees. Om is ecstatic and plans a wonderful evening for her - using props and a film set and several backgrounds in a studio to woo her. And she finally attends but under the pretext of a friend. The following day, Om tries to talk to Shanti on the sets of a film but she looks very preoccupied. He follows her into a make up room,and overhears an argument with top producer Mukesh Mehra. He learns that she is married to him and is expecting his child. Om is shocked, and ends up leaving there, heartbroken. One night, Om notices Mukesh escorting Shanti to the set. He sees it catch fire and realizes that Shanti is trapped inside. Om trys to save Shanti, but is trapped and severely beaten by Mukesh's guard"
  • October 29, 2009
    I loved this movie (even though as one reviewer mentions, some of the in-joke references to earlier Bollywood films may have gone over my head) because there was still more than enough fun to be had in this 2 hour and 42 minute film. It manages to give us a love story filled with... read more love, laughter, karmic revenge, and some really wonderful, eye-popping song and dance numbers with tunes so catchy that I'll probably be singing them for the next two weeks. Shahrukh Khan plays a love struck bit player named Om in the Bollywood of the 70s who's desperately in love with gorgeous megastar Shanti who alas is pregnant by her married director. When faced with leaving his wife and marrying her as he has promised, he does what most men would do--traps her in one the sets for the film they are working on and sets it ablaze. Om is killed as a result of trying to rescue Shanti but is reincarnated almost immediately as the Person he always dreamed of being. And that's just the first half of the movie! If you've never seen a Bollywood film this might be a good place to start.
  • September 29, 2009
    If you give in to Bollywood, it will fly you away. And gracious: Deepika Padukone might be the most beautiful lead I've ever seen!
  • July 12, 2009
    reminded me a little of Cinema Paradiso with a bit of an MTV flair. in some ways, though, I thought this film had a bit of an identity crisis...musical? romantic comedy? drama? action flick? bits and pieces of everything. still, the music was very catchy and the acting was pre... read moretty good, even if a bit campy. Deepika Padukone is just drop-dead gorgeous--definitely a highlight of the film for me. I also really enjoyed seeing all the crew come down the red carpet during the credits--great idea. my first real exposure to Bollywood, and I wasn't disappointed--a uniquely entertaining experience.
  • March 11, 2009
    LOVE IT. its so interesting and sad and romantic all at the same time. theres no way you cant be hooked into the plot.
  • December 29, 2008
    i gave this movie cuz it's so guud plus the songs this movie it's just so sad i love sharukh khan i just love the whole recarnation part and just basically plus deeika is beautiful wow what a grreat movie it was
  • August 17, 2008
    A beautiful film with a great deal of wonderful music. Many of these songs just won't stop running through my mind. Does a good sendup of Bollywood and still has a great plot.
  • August 16, 2008
    one of the awesomest movies ever!!!!!!!! and that quote "picture abhi katham nahi hui mere dost" is like everywhere

Critic Reviews

David Chute
November 15, 2007
David Chute, L.A. Weekly

The team of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and A-list-choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan have pushed the Main Hoon Na gentle masala movie parody to repetitive extremes. Full Review

Derek Elley
November 9, 2007
Derek Elley, Variety

Has a wow factor unequalled by any Hindi film in memory. Full Review

Bryant Frazer
July 6, 2008
Bryant Frazer, Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Om Shanti Om reaches exuberant musical highs that outshine the melodrama surrounding the set pieces. Full Review

Anil Sinanan
November 24, 2007
Anil Sinanan, Times [UK]

Once you decide to suspend all belief in logic from the preposterous proceedings, there is much to enjoy in this witty and inventive camp entertainer. Full Review

Jason Ferguson
November 15, 2007
Jason Ferguson, Orlando Weekly

While Om Shanti Om loses steam by its last act, the stylish, smart, hilarious ride to that point is rewarding enough. Full Review

Tajpal Rathore
November 13, 2007
Tajpal Rathore,

Both a homage to and parody of Bollywood, this cinematic feast delivered straight from the heart of the film industry will have you glued to your seats till the end. Full Review

January 7, 2008
Hollywood Reporter

No review available.

Raam Tarat
November 24, 2007
Raam Tarat, Future Movies UK

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