~Spero ergo sum~™

November 15, 2007

Teal talkies: Om Shanti Om

Filed under: Movies,Reviews — Teal @ 8:19 pm


I was of the stern and sure opinion that me and my sis were the only ones in the sub-continent to know Gene Kelly’s “Singing in the rain” scene by scene and frame by frame.

Fate has proven otherwise. Farah Khan has not only proved her memory power, but also her powers of plagiarism. Her previous effort “Main hoon na” ruthlessly spoofed many sequences from The Matrix. Each sequence [almost] from the first half has been heartlessly copied from Gene Kelly’s magnum opus.

The styling is one good aspect of the movie , I must say. Although I wonder whether the garments were stitched on Deepika or otherwise?

Deepika is very pretty throughout the movie, and performs pretty well for a debutant. Shahrukh could’ve forgone the sexy fireman wannabe ishtyle for “Dard-e-disco” , which is a good track. The songs of the movie arent that bad, either. The other memorable track being “Deewangi Deewangi”. The uber long movie tests the movie goer’s patience in the second half.

The comedy track of the movie is again, good. Every aspect of the movie is good, save the story and a non existent screenplay. This is one of those movies which require cryogenic preservation of your functioning brain cells in some safe facility for a duration of around 3 hours.

My friend and mom, both of whom are SRK fans, were not particularly keen on running for this movie … considering the fact that my friend used to catch the latest SRK movie within 3 days of release, if not the first day.

Some surprises lie in store. Arjun Rampal can ACTUALLY emote. Yeah,I know it is pretty surprising, but true.Apart from that, a very predictable turn of events unfold at the climax.

Teal’s verdict: Not worth the hype. Can give a 2.5 out of 5.

I simply shudder to wonder how bad the other “disappointing” Diwali releases could be… Egad …. 😐



  1. Like I was telling my friend……..the movie is probably worth watching only for Deepika Padukone…….and I realized this well before watching the movie (I haven’t watched it yet)! 🙂

    Comment by Brat — November 15, 2007 @ 10:06 pm | Reply

  2. @ Brat:
    Looks like you are blessed with filmi foresight! 😉

    Comment by Teal — November 17, 2007 @ 12:32 pm | Reply

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