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- 2 hr 10 min
Oh My God is a 2012 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Umesh Shukla, and starring Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, and Mithun Chakraborty in lead roles. The film revolves around an atheist named Kanjilal Mehta (Paresh Rawal) who runs a shop selling idols of various deities, but dismisses the idea of God's existence. However, his life takes an unexpected turn when he files a lawsuit against God after his shop is destroyed in an earthquake that is considered an act of God. The movie starts with Kanji (Paresh Rawal) traveling on his scooter, displaying his utter disdain for religious institutions and the corrupt practices of priests. He owns a shop that sells all kinds of idols and statues representing different Hindu gods, but he doesn't believe in any of them. His wife (Om Puri) and son (Mithun Chakraborty) are also atheists and they help him run the shop. After a major earthquake strikes the city, which destroyed Kanji's shop, he files an insurance claim. However, he is informed that his policy doesn't cover 'act of God.' Angry and frustrated at the insurance company's refusal to pay him, Kanji decides to file a lawsuit against God himself. The rest of the movie revolves around his journey as he argues his case in court and receives support from unexpected quarters. Enter Krishna Vasudev Yadav (Akshay Kumar), who claims to be an agent of God, sent to Earth to help Kanji understand the true meaning of religion and spirituality. He becomes Kanji's guide and mentor, helping him to understand the concept of God and why people believe in him. The movie provides a satirical look at the different religious beliefs and practices in India, and the commercialization of religion through the selling of idols and religious merchandise. It challenges people to understand and explore their spiritual beliefs, rather than blindly follow religious dogma. Paresh Rawal delivers an exceptional performance as Kanji, showcasing his versatility as an actor as he transforms from a cynical atheist to a man seeking answers about the existence of God. Akshay Kumar adds to the comedic element of the movie, with his portrayal of the charming and witty Krishna. Mithun Chakraborty also delivers an impressive performance as Kanji's son, who is torn between his father's beliefs and those of his grandfather (Anupam Kher), a staunch believer in religion. The music in the movie is composed by Himesh Reshammiya, and its title track 'Go Go Govinda' became an instant chartbuster. The film received critical acclaim for its screenplay, direction, and performances, and was also a commercial success. In conclusion, Oh My God is a thought-provoking and humorous movie that challenges the conventional view of religion and faith. It portrays the concept of God through the eyes of an atheist and provides a refreshing take on spirituality. It is a must-watch for anyone seeking to explore the deeper meanings of religion and spirituality, while also providing plenty of laughs along the way.