OMG Oh My God - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

A logical yet over-simplified take on the arguments against blind faith. The attempt is to keep the arguments balanced yet the film's events are way too convenient.

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43 reviewers have given OMG Oh My God an average rating of 3.8/5.0 (?)

28 yays
6 nays
9 so-so

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Thumbs up by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Its intent and impact are so amazing, that I wish I could pretend it has only pluses and that I didn’t notice any minuses. ... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...None of them impress, save for Mithun whom you would like for his effeminate body language.... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Akshay Kumar, twirling a keychain like the discus, plays Lord Krishna here, and it’s one of his lightest performances. (Why do actors always come off better when not forced to carry the film?)... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...the producers of OMG rightly deserve a special mention here for going ahead with such a risky venture (having some bold dialogues) which could easily hurt the religious sentiments of our sensitive society.... full review

Thumbs up by Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice ...OMG belongs to Paresh but all the other small characters manage to support his performance. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...OMG - OH MY GOD! carries a social message, a significant one, but the best part is, it does so without losing the wit and humor. ... full review

Thumbs up by Reza Noorani, Bollywood Life ...t takes some amount of guts on the part of the directors and producers Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal, to point out certain religious beliefs that people hold on to, question them and show a uniquely reasonable perspective towards God.... full review

Thumbs up by Saumya Sharma, BookmyShow ...Witty and enjoyable. The film has been very intelligently made. Another feather in Paresh Rawal’s hat.... full review

Thumbs up by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town ...Performance wise, the film belongs to Paresh Rawal. This twisted hero has proved his prowess yet again with his effortless dialogue delivery... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...but the same director, Umesh Shukla, is not able to get rid of the staginess and use the medium of cinema more effectively to tell his story.... full review

So-So by Mayank Shekhar, Daily Bhaskar ...This is the opposite of a horror film, in that sense, where usually the hero doesn’t believe in ghosts, and the ghost rips him apart eventually!... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...Hey if this is supposed to be entertainment, then you might as well pray for its rescue from the lowest depths it’s fast sinking into. Honestly, the outcome’s a punishment. ... full review

Thumbs up by Manu Agrawal, Desi Martini ...In the age of Swami Nityananda and Nirmal Baba, "Oh My God" is just what the doctor ordered for treating India's hysterical masses of their affliction of blind devotion. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...Paresh Rawal makes sure that you filter all the flaws and connect with his performance. ... full review

Thumbs up by Kshitij, Desi Martini ...The film does slow down but keeps you engaged through most of it.... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...Fortunately, the movie stays logical and more intellectual than become bombastic or melodramatic, given that it is about religion. ... full review

Thumbs down by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini ...What could have been a great social satire goes off-topic becoming a tediously preachy film.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Other than playing the flute lounging on Kanjibhai's jhoola and smiling benignly in court before making a full-costume appearance at the end to show his miracle, god's presence in the proceedings is uninspiring.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...The likes of Om Puri, Govind Namdeo and Mahesh Manjrekar add to the film, but Mithun Chakraborty as the master puppeteer of religious deceit is a show stealer. ... full review

Thumbs up by Trisha Gupta, FirstPost ... an irreverent combination of humour and logic to chip away not just at the edifice of organised religion, but also the usually unquestionable question of faith itself. ... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...Umesh Shukla’s narrative lacks clarity and direction. The antics leading up to the ‘Go Govinda’ song and the final fifteen-twenty minutes following the court judgement, appear as after-thoughts in a narrative that goes to unbelievable lengths in the hope of strengthening believability.... full review

Thumbs up by Samrat Sharma, fullhyd.com ...The film has a playful tone - but it knows what it's saying.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...In a country plagued by religious beliefs, OH MY GOD! comes as a bold move. A move that is likely to be viewed fanatically by those immersed in religious rituals forgetting the simple truth of living. But for those with wisdom, this movie is like, "Oh My God. Really!" ... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...Akshay Kumar looks perfectly apt for his role, looking very dashing and handsome and donning a smile that will but remind you of the actors who played Lord Krishna in movies and television serials.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...Director Umesh Shukla, who has also directed the play, is bogged down by the burden of Bollywood. So we must have an item number with Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhu Deva. Shukla must also make room for the mega-stardom of Akshay Kumar, who is both producer and God.... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...While the film makes a solid case against blind faith, the excesses of religious rituals, and the self-appointed "collection agents" of God, it never sticks its neck out far enough, choosing instead to go with a cop-out ending, as if afraid to be too provocative. ... full review

Thumbs up by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ... The chaos of our daily lives is no poetry but there is a certain tackiness to the film that undermines its class.... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...ou spot glimpses of real life in the various holy personalities played out by Mithun Chakraborty, Govind Namdeo and Poonam Jhawar. These characters, though, could seem half-baked. Despite that flaw, the film still manages to regale because of two reasons.... full review

Thumbs up by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...And almost all the credit for that goes to the terrific Paresh Rawal who single-handedly makes us gloss over the weaker parts. ... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Since the film is primarily argument-oriented, it heavily relies on dialogues and it's important to point here that the lines are pensively penned, making even the improbable seem persuasive.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...thought-provoking film that deals with a sensitive subject. ... full review

So-So by Roshni Devi, koimoi ...Mahesh Manjrekar is good as the lawyer.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Rawal is a seasoned actor, and comedy is his forte. Here, his sense of comfort is even greater because he has been acting the same role in the play for many years. Yet there is no invention or suprise in the performance. ... full review

So-So by Janhavi Samant, MiD DAY ...Godman I Govind Namdeo overacts as usual.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Making a film with a protagonist, who shuns the idea of God, was definitely a major challenge in a country like India, but it must be said that director Umesh Shukla, who has directed the play Kishan v/s Kanhaiya has handled the subject quite effectively... full review

Thumbs down by Saumil Gandhi, Mumbai Mirror ...it is in danger of antagonising people based on its opinion, instead of engaging them on an argument. That’s probably the most critical flaw with the film and what it’s trying to do. ... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...The audience is left with the feeling that it is, at best, being proffered only a halfhearted spoof on faith and its self-styled guardians, not a full-blooded satire on the flip side of organized religion. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...The film only scores negatives points for its poor production values, needless insertion of the Prabhu Deva - Sonakshi Sinha song which could well be used just for promotions and its length.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Armed with superb writing and a keen understanding of Kanji's convictions and qualms, the actor grabs his viewer's attention from start to finish.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The charming interactions between Kanji and Krishna are the highlight of the film.... full review

Thumbs up by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...OMG only suffers in its production values. There are far too many scenes that are out of focus and mediocre. Even the cinematography is mediocre at best. ... full review

Thumbs up by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...On the downside, OMG's production values are not high-gloss and it sags and looks stagey at times.... full review

Thumbs up by Ananya Bhattacharya, ZEENEWS.COM ...Prabhu Deva and Sonakshi Sinha’s special number ‘Go Govinda’, which has been making splashes in generous doses in the electronic media, is likeable and will henceforth be the Janmashtami-anthem of the country... full review