Om Shanti Om - External Reviews

quick review:

Om Shanti Om is a mediocre variety entertainment program. The movie gets marred because the makers did not have the courage to make a spoof for the sake of a spoof. It is obvious that the story was forced to make the movie sell. Had they stuck to the industry jokes, it would have been as entertaining as a gossip magazine.


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38 reviewers have given Om Shanti Om an average rating of 3.2/5.0 (?)

21 yays
11 nays
6 so-so

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Thumbs down by Akshay Shah, Akshay Shah ...As far as performances go the movie is a disappointment.... full review

Thumbs up by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...The best part about OSO is that it doesn’t pretend to be cerebral.... full review

Thumbs up by Beth, Beth Loves Bollywood ...And as for distressing, if a respected, powerful industry figure like Farah Khan won't make sure there are good roles for women in her movies, then who will?... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Deepika Padukone is one of the finds of recent times, even if she’s cut adrift in the second half.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachel Fernandes, Bollywood Mantra ...the manner in which the screenplay unfolds makes it a fun, time pass entertaining film.... full review

Thumbs up by Fatema H Kagalwala, Business of Cinema ...Fewer and softer-toned spoofs could have helped infuse more spice in the curry.... full review

Thumbs up by Angel Rani, Deccan Herald ... is a no-holds-barred entertainer where subtlety is a rarity.... full review

Thumbs down by Deep, Deep's Home ...Aam Janta does not understand these things much nor they will go so much deep into it. They came to watch SRK doing stupid things and make them laugh. They came to watch SRK showing his six-pack abs, they came to watch those 31 stars dancing with SRK. And that’s it... full review

Thumbs down by Oz, Desi Train ...Farah excels when she has to play with the jokes. You can see she’s having fun. But when it comes to the plot line or how to tie in the ends and have it sink nicely into the audience, she fails.... full review

So-So by Lakshmy Ramanathan, DNA ...When you have the entire Bollywood ready to shake its booty for free ipods and expensive coffee hampers, it's easy to film a three-hour movie... full review

So-So by Krish Ashok, Doing Jalsa and Showing Jilpa ...They managed to squeeze every campy, cheesy, corny cliche into a 150 minute package that I have to admit, was fairly entertaining.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'souza, ...It’s not a smooth flow of sequences in the first hour and the end, too is long.... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times want to rush the screenplay to the ICU unit. Oxygen laao!... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...A special mention must be made for the film's excellent dialogue which so cleverly incorporates Bollywood's oldest clichés into these characters' everyday parlance.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM paisa vasool entertainment... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...The fact that it is such a terrible let down, is yet to sink in.... full review

Thumbs up by Anagha Bhat Chandratrey, Intermission, The Bookeazy Blog ...It’s definitely worth your money!... full review

So-So by Vaibhav Wankhede, M TV ...The problem with OSO is that you can't tell when it is a spoof or when the story is genuinely serious... full review

So-So by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...The biggest Unique Selling Proposition of Om Shanti Om is that it doesn’t hide any inferences or references.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...The film has been superbly structured in the first half, which is quite brilliant.... full review

Thumbs up by surveen, ...Forget your logic brains, get ready to swirl along with Farah Khan and her magical world of re-incarnation melodrama in Man Mohan Desai style.... full review

Thumbs up by som, ...Farah Khan has made everyone act superbly (yes, including Arjun Rampal!).... full review

Thumbs down by Kartick Sitaraman, Passion for Cinema ...OSO is testimony to how a filmmaker and producer can take their audience for granted.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepak Venkateshan, Passion for Cinema ...OSO is engaging at some level but really not a well thought out film... full review

Thumbs up by Rupak Ghosh, Passion for Cinema has the guts to laugh at itself... full review

Thumbs up by Phoenixnu, Passion for Cinema ...And this is what i liked most about the film….they are showing the middle finger to everyone. And people have no option but to laugh.... full review

Thumbs up by Lidia Ostepeev, Planet Bollywood ...Those who know little about Bollywood films would probably regard ‘Om Shanti Om’ as a rather weak film because it confirms the worst Western stereotypes of Bollywood... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...Om Shanti Om is entertaining but in parts... full review

Thumbs down by Greatbong, Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind ...Om Shanti Om is less a movie and more a product, directed at entertaining a powerful demographic, adroitly marketed and packaged... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...The film celebrates everything the eclectic seventies represent... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...a world of Technicolor convertibles and flares and bling and outrageousness and hamming and tan-tan-ta-da background scores, all in a day's work... full review

Thumbs up ...Deepika Padukone is beautiful, graceful and has a great personality... full review

Thumbs down ...why are our Bollywood bozos still trapped in five-decade-old plots?... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...the film’s meant to be mad, mindless and zany. And we are meant to be happy, headless and nostalgic.... full review

Thumbs down by Saakshi Juneja, To Each Its Own ...OSO is a miserable attempt at remaking yesteryear’s super hit film, Karz.... full review

Thumbs down Upper Stall ...It’s shameful that canvas so big couldn’t afford someone who could write.... full review

So-So by Neha Viswanathan, Within / Without ...There’s nothing more painful than a badly done spoof. The film industry is full of egomaniacal people, we get it.... full review