Om Shanti Om (2007)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 42 mins

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Om Prakash Makhija (Shahrukh Khan) is a junior artist aspiring to become a superstar one day and live life of luxury and comfort. He is a die-hard fan and a secret lover of popular actress Shanti Priya (Deepika Padukone). His mother and Papu (Shreyas Talpade) are the only true believers of his talent. A fire accident on one of the shooting sets introduces Shanti to Om. As Om finds happiness and satisfaction in coming to Shanti's rescue, he is shattered upon discovering that Shanti is secretly married to film producer Mukesh Mehra (Arjun Rampal), a heartless opportunist, who kills her after she admits her pregnancy to him. As a witness to this crime, Om gets killed in a fight with Mehra's men. Om Prakash is reborn now as Om Kapoor, a star-kid. When flashes of his past-life are revealed to him in visions, Om Kapoor focuses all his energies on taking revenge on Mehra for killing his love, Shanti. He plans a conspiracy with Shanti's clone Sandy, his mother and friend, Papu to make Mehra (who is now a big producer in Hollywood) confess about his deadly crime. Will the purpose of Om's rebirth be fulfilled? Will Mukesh Mehra confess his crime? What is the future of Om and Sandy?

Cast: Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan

Crew: Farah Khan (Director), Manikandan V (Director of Photography), Shekhar Ravjiani (Music Director), Vishal Dadlani (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 09 Nov 2007 (India)

Tagline: RE-Introducing Shah Rukh Khan...

Hindi Name: ओम शांति ओम

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Did you know? Farah Khan was originally going to make a film called 'Happy New Year.' The film was to be a romantic comedy set at New Year's Eve and would star Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Raveena Tandon, Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala, Sanjay Dutt, Zayed Khan and Priyanka Chopra. However, due to the actors' scheduling conflicts, she scrapped the idea and chose another concept based on/inspired from various 1970s films. Read More
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Direction

Director
First Assistant Director
Associate Director
Second Assistant Director

Production

Executive Producer
Production Manager
Production Accountant
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Distribution

Distributor

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Sound

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
Tracklist
Music Label: T-Series
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04:03
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Krishnakumar Kunnath
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Taglines:
RE-Introducing Shah Rukh Khan...
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Crew/Equipment Visible
In the scene where Om and his mother are looking at the moon through the window, the camera starts rising. In the background, you can see a crew member standing behind Khan and Kher, stepping back to avoid getting into the field.

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During the dance number "Deewangi Deewangi", after Om Kapoor (Shah Rukh Kahn) removes his jacket, it re-appears on him no less than five times.

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When Mukesh Mehra (Arjun Rampal) is hit by the falling Chandelier, he falls in front of the crowd. Later on, when the crowd has disappeared, the chandelier is miraculously fixed by the time Mukesh Mehra regains consciousness.

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Near the end of the movie, when the Chandelier falls on Mukesh (Arjun Rampal), you see the entire Chandelier is broken, yet in the next scene you see the Chandelier still active up to Om's (Shahrukh Khan's) height, with him looking through it to see the ghost of Shantipriya.

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After Mukhesh Mehra locks up Shanthi in the burning studio of 'Om Shanthi Om' while kissing her good bye, his hands change. From inside it's the right hand, but from outside shot its the left hand.
Trivia:
The yesteryear cars used in the film originally belonged to Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini.

Shantipriya's film is called "Dreamy Girl," after 'Dream Girl', the 1970s hit that took Hema Malini to super-stardom (and also landed her with her iconic nickname of Dream Girl).

The song "Dard-E-Disco" was originally to be shot with only Shakira after Farah Khan choreographed her performance at the 2006 VMA's, but her upcoming concert tours rendered her unavailable. Then Farah Khan recalled a promise Shah Rukh Khan made to her when shooting the song "Jiye Jale" in 'Dil Se.' that if he would show his abs for another film, it would be for a film she was directing. She called upon his promise, and he shot for the song.

Shah Rukh Khan worked out for 3 months prior for the song Dard-e-disco.

It was director Farah Khan's desire to bring Sanjay Dutt, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan together on screen for the first time ever. However, Aamir Khan refused to make a cameo appearance.

The beautiful model Deepika Padukone, made her acting debut in the Hindi film industry with this movie.

Shah Rukh Khan's character Om Prakash Makhija is named after 1970s actor Om Prakash.

Dev Anand was approached to make an appearance in the film, but he made it clear that he does not believe in blink-and-miss special appearances.

The title of the film is taken from a 1970s-style disco song in Subhash Ghai's 'Karz'; the actor in the song is a young Rishi Kapoor (who was the star of the movie) look alike. Both Ghai and Rishi Kapoor appear as themselves in this film.

The character Rajesh Kapoor is a play off of Rajesh Khanna, a big superstar of the 70's.

Composer A.R. Rahman was meant to compose the songs for this film, but declined due to disagreement on song composing royalty rights. So the producers looked for another music director, and finally the music duo Vishal-Shekhar got the opportunity to compose the music.

Vivek Oberoi was the first choice to play the role Mukesh Mehra but declined. The role then went to Arjun Rampal.

Farah Khan was originally going to make a film called 'Happy New Year.' The film was to be a romantic comedy set at New Year's Eve and would star Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Raveena Tandon, Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala, Sanjay Dutt, Zayed Khan and Priyanka Chopra. However, due to the actors' scheduling conflicts, she scrapped the idea and chose another concept based on/inspired from various 1970s films.

In the song "Dastaan-E-Om Shanti Om" you can see Shanti's ghost on a balcony behind Mike, just after he chased Sandy for the first time. The ghost of Shanti is wearing the same costume as Shanti did when she died.

The director, Farah Khan plays a cameo as the aggressive junior artist next to whom Om Prakash danced during the "Om Shanti Om" song shooting (during the credit titles at the beginning of the film).
Movie Connection(s):
Referenced in: Krrish (Hindi)
Referenced in: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (Hindi)
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