Another gem of a movie ! I am pretty damn sure most of you wouldn’t have heard of a small movie named “Oh My God ! ” (note how cleverly I capitalized all words to avoid trouble) that just released in India. It stars Vinay Pathak (again !), Divya Dutta and Saurabh Shukla.
Please please watch this movie. It is thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking .. isn’t that why movies were supposed to be made ?
It is the story of a normal middle class person (Vinay Pathak), who has everything from a decent job to a good wife (Divya Dutta, who is just brilliant in this movie !). Save for one thing. He believes he can make it big one day and his whole life revolves around this fact.
He even gets what he wants one day (this is a very minor spoiler in the big scheme of things), but the movie really kicks off after that with some mind-blowing acting by Vinay Pathak. This guy seriously is the torchbearer of independent cinema !
If this movie doesn’t make you think of money, life and happiness, I am sure you missed something. And still, it is thoroughly entertaining and funny ! Again a first time director Sourabh Srivastava. But it is mostly Vinay Pathak who makes it a one-man-show.
So please please do not miss this movie while it is still playing.
P.S. : Anyone who sits around cribbing about the quality of Bollywood movies needs to see some recent releases :
Mumbai Meri Jaan.
Welcome to Sajjanpur.
Oye Lucky Lucky Oye.
And now the icing on the cake : Oh My God !
2008 will go down as the year when Bollywood finally started to be truly different.