OMG: Oh My God!

Synopsis: Kanji Lalji Mehta, though an atheist, owns a small shop selling religious goods, concocting cock-and-bull stories to extract higher fees from his customers for his wares. When, in openly defying God, an earthquake destroys his (and only his) only source of income, with the insurance company refusing to pay up on the basis of it being an 'act of God', Kanjibhai takes God to the court. With many similarly unfortunate people pinning their hopes to him, Kanji's lack of courtroom experience may leave him unable to prove his point - that is, until approached by a man introducing himself as Krishna Vasudeva Yadav. Krishna helps Kanji win his case, his family and helps him find his faith in God, along the way showing how priests can turn religion into a business and that God can be found everywhere, particularly in a house of worship.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Umesh Shukla
Production: Viva Entertainment
  3 wins & 7 nominations.
125 min

You dwell in my heart.

Whether its dusk or dawn.

Whether in light or darkness.

You're always with me.

lt was my mother's dying wish.. take the entire 'Bhajan Mandli'

group along with their family..

..on a trip to Badrinath.

Please do come.

Of course.

Please join us on the trip..

..and pray for my mother's soul.

Why do souls become

restless after they die?

l mean, once you're dead

it's the end of all problems.

Why become restless?

That's not it.

Suppose the deceased

has a unfulfilled wish.

Then his son will fulfil it.

You won't go on the trip.

Get that.

Her mother was in the

hospital for two years.

And he didn't even

come take a look.

He was making dollars in America.

This charade is for the world.

Not for his mother's soul.

No need to look so depressed.. won't get an off.

Get that.

Just one idol left!

By the way,

where's the trip headed?

l can't believe

you're coming with us.

The children are so happy.

She thinks l'm going

for beholding the Lord.

Krishna, Krishna, Hare, Hare.

Hare Rama, Hare Krishna

Krishna, Krishna, Hare, Hare.

Where is he?

A dozen of pot

bellied Ganesh idols.


And those 250 a peice Krishnas.

Eight of those brawny Hanumans.

What are you saying?

- And five of those 'Sherawali'.

The lady sitting on the tiger.

What's the total?

Three dozen, sir.

- Three dozen, right!

Then, three Sai Babas bonus.

- What?

They are in a big demand.

Send it to the white

Volvo parked there.

- Okay.

Great, wine shop.

Hare Rama, Hare Krishna.

What did you give him?

Give me too.

Funny people, they're distributing

alcohol like holy water.

What's that?

What should l say?

Water of Ganges.

- Yes, yes.

Oh, give me some.

Why is it so bitter?

Because the Ganges is polluted.


- Yes.

Hare Rama, Hare Krishna.


Krishna, Hare, Hare.

- Mother.

Hare Rama, Hare Krishna.

Krishna, Krishna, Hare, Hare.

Apologise. They were fasting.


- We were fasting.

And you gave us alcohol.

Alcohol is permitted in fasts.

lt's made from sugarcane.

lt fills you with energy,

and makes you lightheaded.

Rascal. Keep the phone down.

- You'll never learn.

Abusing in the month

of 'Shravan' (pious month).

See. Truth sounds

bitter than liquor.

There's a limit to cracking jokes.

Papa, please.

What you did yesterday,

is a sin in mummy's view.

And mummy's fasting

today to repent for it.

l want to know.

How can she repent

for my sins by fasting?

Sushila, it's like

your phone's on charging..

..and my battery's getting charged.

Like wi-fi?

Chintu, careful.


Get down.

Papa, we're practising.

Today's 'Janmastami'.

You've your exams tomorrow.

Who will write that?

Get down!

Why do you always stop

for religious things?

He'll be absolutely fine.

My son's playing Govinda.

My son won't become

Govinda or Chunkey Pandey.

He'll grow up to

become a cricketer.

Get down. Get down.

Put me down.


- Coming.

Let's go.

- Come soon.

Listen. Remove the

tag of Rs.250 from..

..all the new idols that we bought

Just watch how l sell

them for 10-12 thousand.

And keep one idol

from each on display.


- Yes.

Come on.

One and only one

piece in the world.

This idol appeared

from the ground..

..when the temple at

Badrinath was being built.

What are you saying?

A great sage from Dwarka

set out for a journey on foot..

..and that afternoon

the sun was really scorching..

..l gave him a jug

of water to drink.

He was so pleased.

And gave me this idol.

And this idol turned

my luck around.

l bought this, once a rented shop..

..and a three room

house in Bhooleshwar.

With terrace.

With terrace.


Mr. Kanji, sell this idol to me.

l am in big trouble.

l'll rot in hell if

l even think of selling my Lord.

Sell the Lord?

Look at what he's saying.

Mischievous... Lord.

Listen carefully.

You can hear His flute.

lt's time for him

to play His flute.

What are you saying?

- Try to hear with devotion.

Listen. you can hear

the echo of Gokul.

Heard it?

Can you hear?

- Yes, yes.

Now leave.

- Sell this idol to me.

Please, Mr. Kanji.

l'll let this idol

out of my sight..

..only when that

special person arrives.

The chosen one.

Who is that?

The sage had said that

A great devotee of Sai..

..from Rajasthan

will come for His ldol.

That's amazing.

- What?

That's me.

- No, no.

Look, there's my car.

RJ, Rajasthan.

And it also has

an 'Om Sai' sticker.

That's true.

What did you say your name was?

Bhanwar Lal.

- Bhanwar Lal?'s him?


- lt's him?

What happened?

- The sage

had written your name himself.


Bhanwar Lal.

l don't understand

a word that's written here.

lt's written in Madrasi.

He was a Madrasi. Though

he lived in Dwarka but, look..


This idol now belongs to you.

Thank you.


Kanji Money?

- Bhanwar Lal.

You only listen,

but don't understand.

l said l won't charge

you for this idol..

..but l will have to pay the sage.

Yes, of course.

Here you go. 100 rupees.

Only 100..

- Mahadev. Mahadev.

This is a question of devotion.

We cannot force anyone.

Do you how much l had at that time?

Only 20 rupees.

Only 20 rupees. Remember?

So do you know what l did?

l was wearing a similar gold chain.

And l gave that to him.

lt's all about faith.

Anything you give is less.

Anything you give is less.

Wow. What a thought.

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Umesh Shukla

Umesh Shukla is an Indian film director who directed the Indian drama film Oh My God. The film starred Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal. He made his directorial debut with UTV Motion Pictures' and Bindass' presentation Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge. Shukla’s latest release is 102 Not Out featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor.As an actor, he is known for his villain role in Mithun Chakraborty' s Yaar Gaddar where he played the governor and his alter ego Sheila (the governor's wialso acted directed in many Gujarati plays. He is also well known as a director for Gujarati Play (natak), Kanjee Viruddha Kanjee. more…

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