Om Shanti Om (film)

Om Shanti Om (film)

name = Om Shanti Om

caption = Movie poster
director = Farah Khan
producer = Gauri Khan
writer = Topper Alam
Abbas Tyrewala
starring = Shahrukh Khan Deepika Padukone Kirron Kher
Shreyas Talpade
Arjun Rampal
Yuvika Choudhary
music = Vishal-Shekhar
music release = September 18, 2007
country = flagicon|IndiaIndia
cinematography = V. Manikandan
editing = Shirish Kunder
distributor = Red Chillies Entertainment
Eros Labs
released = November 9, 2007
runtime = 170 mins
language = Hindi
budget = Rs 350,000,000
$8.9 Million (approximately)
domestic gross = Rs 81,24,00,000
Worldwide Gross= $37,707,444
imdb_id = 1024943
website =
amg_id = 1:417756

"Om Shanti Om" (Hindi: ओम शान्ति ओम) is a 2007 Bollywood film directed and choreographed by Farah Khan. It stars Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles as the protagonists while Shreyas Talpade, Arjun Rampal, and Kirron Kher feature in supporting roles. Arjun Rampal is the antagonist in the movie. More than forty two well-known Bollywood stars from yesteryear and today appear in the course of the film, including thirty of them (not including the stars of the film) in one song alone.


Om Prakash Makhija (Shahrukh Khan) is a junior artist in the 1970s film industry. He and his friend Pappu (Shreyas Talpade) are trying to succeed in the film industry. Om's mother, Bela Makhija (Kirron Kher), inspires and encourages her son to become a success. He dreams of becoming a 'hero' one day on the big screen. He is in love with the country's heart throb and film actress, Shantipriya (Deepika Padukone), who is very successful and famous.

Om goes to the premiere of her upcoming film "Dreamy Girl" starring Shanti, and sneaks in claiming he is the actor Manoj Kumar. On another occasion, during a shooting of a film, where Om is acting as a junior artist, he notices Shanti is caught in the middle of a fire scene which goes out of control. Om jumps in and saves her, as no one else does. Shanti is very grateful and they become good friends.

Om asks her if she will meet him for one evening and she agrees. Om is ecstatic and plans a wonderful evening for her - using props and a film set and several backgrounds in a studio to woo her. He tells her that she deserves all the happiness in the world; all she has to do is ask. She tells him that she will and abruptly goes away, leaving Om confused.

The following day, Om tries to talk to Shanti on the sets of a film but she looks very preoccupied. He follows her into a make up room to talk to her, but ends up listening to her having an argument with top producer Mukesh Mehra (Arjun Rampal) about a recent promise of Mukesh's to marry a businessman's daughter in return for funding of a film. Om is shocked to hear that Shanti is actually secretly married to Mukesh, and both Om and Mukesh are surprised to learn that Shanti is pregnant with Mukesh's child. Mukesh is adamant that his relationship with Shanti be kept a secret, because if the industry finds out she is married, not only will her career be finished, but also his upcoming film "Om Shanti Om", starring Shanti, that had just been promised to be financed by the businessman mentioned. If it is found out she is married, he is afraid she will become very unpopular and the funding will be cut. Shanti does not care and demands that they get married in public and make their relationship official. Mukesh finally relents and promises her they will make it public soon. Om is heartbroken at this situation and goes back home with a heavy heart.

One night, Om notices Mukesh escorting Shanti to the set of "Om Shanti Om". He curiously waits outside, looking from afar but not being able to see inside or hear what was going on. Inside, Mukesh tells Shanti that for her happiness, he is going to cancel the film, reveal their marriage to the public, and have a grand wedding here in this spectacular set under the chandelier and then destroy the set after they have the marriage ceremony in it. Just as Shanti bursts out with disbelief and happiness, Mukesh shows his true colors. He displays his anger and frustration at Shanti's constant demands to make their relationship public. He holds her responsible for his financial loss, and cancellation of this film that could have made him a very rich man. Then, Mukesh Mehra pushes Shantipriya and he sets fire to the set of the film and walks out, leaving Shanti trapped inside. She begs and pleads to him to let him out but he walks away from the burning set. Om has to hurry because Shanti is running out of oxygen. Om witnesses Mukesh drive away and tries to save Shanti, but Mukesh's guards beat him up and try to stop him from reaching her. After they leave, though, Om is able to break into the set, but is unable to reach Shanti because the set explodes. Om, beaten, burned, and half dead, is hit by a car owned by Rajesh Kapoor (Javed Sheikh), a well-known actor who is rushing his pregnant wife (Asawari Joshi) to a hospital. Rajesh takes Om to the hospital as well, but he dies on the operating table. Moments later, Rajesh Kapoor's son is born, and unknowing of who the man he hit with his car was, Kapoor names his son Om. The rest of the movie is accelled 30 years, to the life of Om Kapoor who is the reincarnation of Om Prakash.

Om Kapoor is a popular movie star and lives an extravagant life. He suffers from intense pyrophobia, a remnant of his past life as Om Makhija, which is revealed when he is shooting for a song (Dard-e-Disco) in his movie.

During a location hunt for Om's next film, Om and his crew choose the remains of the burnt "Om Shanti Om" set. As soon as he sees the set, Om begins to remember bits of his past life. Not long after, he meets Mukesh Mehra, who has been a top Hollywood producer for the past 30 years. Om remembers his past life in full and has emotional reunions with Bela and Pappu.

To avenge Shanti's death, Om hatches a plan with Pappu and several others, deciding to remake the film "Om Shanti Om" with Mukesh (whom he convinces to produce the film). During the audition for Shanti's role, the crew meets Sandhya (nicknamed Sandy), a big fan of Om's who is a Shantipriya look-alike. Om and the crew train Sandy to play Shanti and then launch their plan: Om plays mind games with Mukesh by taking him to the restored set of "Om Shanti Om" and then having Sandy act like Shanti to make Mukesh think that Shanti has returned as a ghost. However, their plan backfires when Mukesh sees Sandy running away from the set and chases her. While running, Sandy cuts her arm on a lamp, revealing to Mukesh that Shanti has not returned and that Om was deceiving him.

Having discovered Om's plan, Mukesh confronts him and they begin to fight. Suddenly, the real ghost Shantipriya appears and tells Om that the night when she died Mukesh came back for her body but she was alive and breathing and he buried her under the chandelier. When Mukesh tries to kill the ghost, whom he still thinks is Sandy, Om takes Mukesh's gun and shoots him in the leg. Mukesh lands right under the chandelier under which he and Shanti were to be married; Om raises his hand to shoot Mukesh once and for all, but Shanti stops him, and then motions upward, where the hanging chandelier is. As he looks up, the chandelier starts falling because the ghost forces the chandelier to fall upon the cursed one, and it crushes Mukesh, killing him. After Mukesh dies,Om looks at the ghost happily and the ghost cries. Om is shocked to see Sandy emerge with Pappu; it is then that he realizes that the "Sandy" that he and Mukesh saw was actually the ghost of Shantipriya. Om snaps his head back to where the ghost was and catches one more glimpse of her tearfully saying a last goodbye before she disappears up the staircase. The movie ends with all the stars of the movie come out of a limo as if they are going to a movie premiere. The last person to come is director Farah Khan. When she comes out, nobody is there and people are cleaning up.


* Shahrukh Khan ... Om Prakash Makhija/Om Kapoor ("OK")
* Deepika Padukone ... Shanti Priya/Sandhya ("Sandy")
* Shreyas Talpade ... Pappu Master
* Kirron Kher ... Bela Makhija
* Arjun Rampal ... Mukesh "Mike" Mehra
* Javed Sheikh ... Rajesh Kapoor
* Bindu Desai ... Kamini
* Asawari Joshi ... Lovely Kapoor
* Yuvika Choudhary... Dolly
* Shawar Ali...Shawar
* Girija Sarangi...Taxi DriverSpecial appearances during the song "Deewangi Deewangi" (in alphabetical order) by:
* Aftab Shivdasani
* Amrita Arora
* Arbaaz Khan
* Bobby Deol
* Dharmendra
* Dino Morea
* Govinda
* Jeetendra
* Juhi Chawla
* Kajol
* Karisma Kapoor
* Lara Dutta
* Malaika Arora
* Mithun Chakraborty
* Preity Zinta
* Priyanka Chopra
* Rani Mukerji
* Rekha
* Ritesh Deshmukh
* Saif Ali Khan
* Salman Khan
* Sanjay Dutt
* Shabana Azmi
* Shilpa Shetty
* Sunil Shetty
* Tabu
* Tusshar Kapoor
* Urmila Matondkar
* Vidya Balan
* Zayed Khan

Other Special appearances (in alphabetical order) by:
* Abhishek Bachchan ... as himself
* Akshay Kumar ... as himself
* Amisha Patel ... as Om Kapoor's heroine at Filmfare Awards
* Amitabh Bachchan ... as himself
* Bappi Lahiri ... as himself
* Bipasha Basu ... as herself
* Chunkey Pandey ... as himself
* Dia Mirza ... as Om Kapoor's heroine at Filmfare Awards
* Farah Khan ... in the opening of the film as an audience
* Feroz Khan ... as himself
* Gauri Khan ... as herself
* Govinda ... as himself
* Hrithik Roshan ... as himself
* Karan Johar ... as himself
* Koena Mitra ... as herself
* Mayur Puri ... as the Gujarati director of Apahij Pyar
* Rakesh Roshan ... as himself
* Rishi Kapoor ... as himself
* Shabana Azmi ... as herself
* Subhash Ghai ... as himself
* Vishal Dadlani ... as the director of Mohabbat Man.


* Producer: Gauri Khan.
* Director: Farah Khan
* Screenplay: Farah Khan
* Story: Farah Khan, Mayur Puri & Mushtaq Sheikh
* Dialogue: Mayur Puri
* Editor: Shirish Kunder
* Music: Vishal-Shekhar
* Choreography: Farah Khan & Prabhu Ramaswamy
* Lyrics: Javed Akhtar, Vishal Dadlani & Kumaar
* Cinematography: V. Manikandan
* Assistant Directors: Vaibhav Mishra, Joyeeta Chatterji, Kanika Dhillon, Pooja Desai, Parag Kalica, Arunabh Kumar, Zoa Morani
* Executive Producer: Sanjiv Chawala
* Director of Photography: V. Manikandan
* Art Director: Sabu Cyril
* Action Directors: Sham Kaushal, Aamar Shetty, Angelo Sahin
* Background Music: Sandeep Chowta
* Visual Effects Studios: Red Chillies VFX


As featured in the film: Shahrukh Khan, whom Farah Khan had earlier directed in the film "Main Hoon Na" (2004) was supposed to do "Happy New Year" but scrapped that project to do this film.

The film's score and soundtrack are composed by the musical duo, Vishal-Shekhar with lyrics by renowned lyricist, Javed Akhtar. Composer A. R. Rahman opted out of this movie, as T-Series did not agree to share the copyrights of music with him and the lyricist.web cite|url=|title=A.R Rahman: There's no fight with Shahrukh|accessdate=2007-04-25|publisher=SIFY]

The film is based on reincarnation. Shooting of the film began in January 2007 at various locations in India. 31 of the Bollywood's stars put in a guest appearance for a special song in the film. web cite|url=|title=MITHUN,RAJNIKANT,GOVINDA,CHUNKY PANDEYget framed for a special song|accessdate=2007-04-25|publisher=DNA] The film was released on November 9, 2007.

"Om Shanti Om" is all set to create another record of sorts by going in for an unheard of 2000 prints (worldwide) release. This is the highest number of prints (including digital) for any Indian movie till date.web cite|url=|title=SRK to release 2K prints of Om Shanti Om|accessdate=2007-09-08|publisher=TNN] "Om Shanti Om" has set a record of sorts as it has registered pre advanced booking of 18,000 tickets in a chain of theatres in national capital Delhi a couple of days before the advance booking was to start.web cite|url=|title=Record Pre Advance Opening|accessdate=2007-11-04|]

Baba Films, production and distribution company, has offered a record Rs.110 million for the rights to the Mumbai Circuit, easily surpassing the highest amount ever paid for the territory of Rs.85 million for Jaan-E-Mann. [ [ 'Om Shanti Om' already breaking records ] ]

SRK’s Red Chillies Entertainment has reportedly sold the world rights for the film to Eros International for an amount between Rs.720-750 million. [ [ 'Om Shanti Om' already breaking records ] ] [ [ ShahRukh Khan has already made over 50 Crore with Om Shanti Om ] ]

A book titled, "The Making of Om Shanti Om" written by Mushtaq Sheikh has been released after the release of the film. The book gives an insight about the production and happenings behind the camera of the film. [ [] [] ]


The soundtrackweb cite|url=| Exclusive Leak : Songs of Om Shanti Om with lyrics |accessdate=2007-09-14|publisher=DNA] for the film released on September 18, 2007. gave the music 4 out of 5 stars saying "Om Shanti Om is easily one of the most complete scores by Vishal-Shekhar and Javed Akhtar".web cite|url=| Music review of Om Shanti Om|accessdate=2007-04-25|publisher=DNA] The track "Deewangi Deewangi" has a total of 31 stars performing in it.The composers wonweb cite|url=|title=Asian Film Awards: Nominations & Winners|accessdate=2008-03-19] the Best Composer award for the soundtrack at The 2nd Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong, 2008.

Infobox Album | Name = Om Shanti Om
Type = Soundtrack
Artist = Vishal-Shekhar

Caption = Album cover
Released =

9 November, 2007 (India)
Recorded =
Genre = Feature film soundtrack
Length =
Label =
Producer = Shahrukh Khan & Gauri Khan | Reviews =
Last album = "Cash"
This album = "Om Shanti Om"
Next album = "Tashan"

Star Screen Awards

IIFA Awards

*Best Special Effects - Red Chillies Entertainment
*Best Art Direction - Sabu Cyril
*Best Costume Design - Manish Malhotra, Karan Johar & Sanjeev Mulchandani
*Best Makeup
*Best Debutant(Female) - Deepika Padukone

Asian Film Awards

* Best Composer- Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma


External links

* [ Official Site]
* [ Official Site (EROS Entertainment)]

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