Om Shanti Om (2007): A Bollywood Musical Romance with a Twist of Reincarnation
Om Shanti Om is a 2007 Indian Hindi-language musical romance film directed by Farah Khan and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Kirron Kher and Shreyas Talpade. The film pays tribute to the golden era of Hindi cinema of the 1970s and features many cameo appearances by Bollywood celebrities.
The plot revolves around Om (Shah Rukh Khan), an aspiring actor who falls in love with Shanti (Deepika Padukone), a superstar actress. However, their romance is cut short when Om is killed in a fire set by Shanti's producer and lover Mukesh (Arjun Rampal). Om is reincarnated as a successful actor in the present day and meets Sandhya (also Deepika Padukone), a look-alike of Shanti. He realizes that he has a chance to avenge his death and reunite with his lost love.
Om Shanti Om was one of the highest-grossing Indian films of 2007 and received positive reviews from critics and audiences. The film won several awards, including three Filmfare Awards for Best Debut (Deepika Padukone), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Shreyas Talpade) and Best Special Effects. The film's soundtrack, composed by Vishal-Shekhar, was also a huge hit and featured songs like \"Ajab Si\", \"Dard-E-Disco\" and \"Deewangi Deewangi\".Om Shanti Om is also known for its numerous references and homages to the classic Bollywood films and actors of the past. The film features a song called \"Deewangi Deewangi\" which has cameo appearances by 31 Bollywood stars, including Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kajol, Priyanka Chopra, Saif Ali Khan, Dharmendra and Rekha. The film also recreates scenes and dialogues from iconic films like Karz (1980), Mr. India (1987), Sholay (1975) and Deewaar (1975).
The film also has some interesting trivia behind its making. For instance, Shah Rukh Khan worked out for three months to get a six-pack abs for the song \"Dard-E-Disco\" [^1^]. Deepika Padukone's voice in the film was dubbed by Mona Ghosh Shetty, except for one scene where she speaks in her original voice [^1^]. The cars used in the film belonged to Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini [^1^]. The line \"I feel like the king of the world\" that Om uses in his mock award speech is taken from James Cameron's speech after winning the Oscar for Titanic [^1^].
Om Shanti Om is a film that celebrates the magic and madness of Bollywood cinema with its blend of comedy, drama, romance, music and fantasy. It is a film that appeals to both the old and new generations of Bollywood fans with its nostalgic charm and modern flair.Om Shanti Om was not only a critical success but also a commercial blockbuster. The film was one of the highest-grossing Indian films of 2007 and broke several box office records. The film grossed over â78 crore in India and over â37 crore overseas, for a worldwide total of over â115 crore [^2^]. The film was also the highest-grossing Hindi film in the overseas market at that time [^3^]. The film was declared an \"All Time Blockbuster\" by Box Office India .
Om Shanti Om is a film that has achieved cult status among Bollywood fans and is considered one of the best films of Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan. The film has been praised for its entertaining story, engaging performances, catchy songs, stunning visuals and clever references. The film has also inspired many parodies, spoofs and tributes in various media. Om Shanti Om is a film that has left a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of Bollywood lovers. 061ffe29dd