Archive for March, 2009
This is an average Indian flick, Masala…if you will. Melodramatic, fun, and somewhat predictable. But I enjoyed watching it. I would reccomend this for anyone who likes Indian movies, and has nothing to watch on a summer afternoon.
This movie opens with familiar tunes of the song ‘Om Shanti Om’, sung by Mohd Rafi. This tune was originally in Karz, a movie to be reviewed at a later time. As we see Rishi Kapoor dancing onstage…the title character is introduced dancing in the audience. Om Prakash Makhija (Shahrukh Khan.) Rishi tosses his silver jacket into the audience, Om wrestles with an irritated woman (played by none other than the director herself, Farah Khan) and wins the battle over the silver jacket. What does this mean for the rest of us? It means a short daydream wherein Rishi is gone, and Om is the real star of the dance number.