By: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee
Monday, November 12, 2007
Its been just a few days since Om Shanti Om hit the
theaters. The movie has had a good opening across the country
thanks to a superb marketing campaign done by the cast and the
crew. Shahrukh Khan left no stone unturned during the campaign and
even went on the television to request the audience to watch the
movie. The reason being too obvious the movie lacks a good plot and
thus needs to do good business in a flash.
The only USP for the movie is Shahrukh Khan as the story lacks a
good plot which can be seen by the audience reaction. The story
flow was predictable and Shahrukh was overused in the script to
counter its shortcoming. Deepika Padukone performed well in the
movie and could have been given prominence and used in more frames.
The song and dance sequence were superbly shot which was expected
Overall Om Shanti Om is a superbly marketed movie
packed with all the Bollywood masala. The movie might commercially
do pretty well riding on Shahrukh's shoulder but is not worth
watching a second time. Cinematically it is far way behind other
hits of the year like Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Chake De
India or Shootout At Lokhandwala.