Om Shanti Om

Om Shanti Om

Note: Spot Cool Stuff is are not from India and doesn’t claim any special expertise of Bollywood. However, we are casual fans of Bollywood and have watched more than our share of its flicks. Over the last year we’ve noticed an uptick in westerners asking us suggestions of Indian movies they might want to check out. Hence our new category: Blockbuster Movies (For People New to Bollywood Movies). We are not claiming that these are the very best Bollywood movies. We do think a new fan might appreciate watching them. All of our choices will be relatively easy to obtain (at Blockbuster or through Amazon, for example) and offer subtitles. We’ve opened this post for comments so, please, feel free to suggest Bollywood movies of your own . . .

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Om Shanti Om (2008) begins as the story of an aspiring Bollywood actor (played by Shahrukh Khan who, ironically, is one of Bollywood’s biggest stars). The film then morphs into a murder plot. Then morphs again into a revenge saga. It all takes 162 minutes, several slapstick gags, one reincarnation and several dance numbers to get through. The Bollywood-film-within-a-Bollywood-film is a double treat for you if you are new to the genre, providing a behind the scenes look at the movie culture in India. Many of Bollywood’s top stars make cameos of themselves throughout the film. Check out one of the dance numbers after the jump.

Cast Highlights: Shahrukh Khan (the main character) and Arjun Rampal (the villain) are Bollywood veterans. Deepika Padukone (the main love interest) is very much a rising star.

Plot Complexity: Medium

Amount of Sing And Dancing: Medium (for a Bollywood movie)

Best Line: “Oh, Fish”

Funny Moment (That Wasn’t Intended To Be): The whole My Heart Is Full Of The Pain Of Disco song.

What To Look For: Subtle digs at the movie culture in Hollywood.

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  1. peopleinhollywood says:

    June 30th, 2011at 2:32 am(#)

    bollywood movies really do rock… great stuff and great post

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  2. Katrina Kaif says:

    January 16th, 2012at 8:35 am(#)

    Bollywood rocks and i love watching Hindi movies. My fav actresses are priyanka and sushmita sen.
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  3. poonam jhawer wiki says:

    August 29th, 2012at 12:17 am(#)

    One of greatest movie of Bollywood ever. I watch this movie. good acting done by Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukon. nice blog i should say…

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