OMG – Oh My God (2012)

OMG Movie

OMG – Oh My God is an Indian satirical film with a sardonic take on people’s blind faith and belief in godmen. Based on a regional stage play Kanji Virudh Kanji, with some similarity to the Australian movie The Man Who Sued God, this film revolves around an atheist, who cannot help but question the very

existence of God. Starring Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar in lead roles, OMG is an interesting watch that will make you ponder over questions you may or may not have thought of before.

OMG’s titular character Kanjibhai, the atheist, makes his living by taking advantage of believers. He sells idols at his antique store by spinning stories about how sacred each of the idols is. This dubious lifestyle of Kanjibhai’s infuriates not only his friends and family but even God, who decides to destroy Kanjibhai’s antique store in an earthquake.

Post the earthquake, Kanjibhai decides to claim insurance for his shop instead of submitting to blind faith. However, when the insurance company refuses to pass his claim, saying the shop was not covered against “act of God” or a natural calamity, Kanjibhai files a case not against the insurance company but against God himself. The notices are then sent to godmen across India, asking them to pay a fine on behalf of God, as they are the only ones that claim to have interacted with Him.

Through this journey, Kanjibhai loses everything but gains one friend Krishna Vasudev Yadav, who succeeds in changing the atheist’s beliefs and takes him beyond questioning blind faith and idol worship. Kanjibhai soon discovers that he has the support of millions, who not only understand his point of view but also want to seek help in similar cases.

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