`Oh My God` offers dry wit and uninspiring story (IANS Film Review )
Simple stories of simple people have been doing well at the
box office and debutant director Sourabh Shrivastava too tries to strike the
right chord with Oh My God, a tale of a middle class man with big
He centres his story on a guy who wants to earn Rs.100 million. Although he wants to be rich, he is an idealist. To fulfill his dreams, Rajindra Dubey (Vinay Pathak) comes up with a unique scheme and tries to sell it to people around him including his boss. He reminds you of the Amway agents in India, who too worked in similar fashion.
The film has good performances, but the narrative is so dry and slow that it fails to hold audience attention for too long.
Vinay, Harsh and Divya are good performers, but they are wasted in the movie, which has a bland story and flat dialogues.
Some of the scenes are not fleshed out properly - the protagonist`s over friendliness with his boss - in one scene the boss is behind bars in a dowry case and in the next scene he is moving in his swanky car on the roads of the city.
Also, when the boss (Harsh Chhaya) asks Suman (Divya Dutt), Rajindra`s wife, whether is she happy with her husband - it looks abrupt. There are many such scenes in the film.
Other situations are too clichéd to be entertaining.
Saurabh Shukla fails to elicit laughter as a God who tries to help Rajindra.
The film tries to give a message, but the story is so uninspiring that it leaves you bored.
All of us have asked God for help at various moments in our lives.What if God actually tried to help but we were oblivious to his presence?
After the stupendous success of past movies Viny Pathal returns in a lead role in fee-good comedy Oh My God!
Vinay stars as Rajendra, a simple salesman with big dreams, a hard core Dhiru Bhai Ambani fan, who wants to make it big in life but through ethical ways.
Suman (Divya Dutta) is Rajendra`s patient and loving wife, who stands by her husband at all times.
As Rajendra continues to fail in his various moneymaking schemes, Suman pleads to God to help her husband.
What follows is a series of hilarious encounters where God (played in human form by Sourabh Shukla) tries to help Rajendra become successful but is constantly frustrated as Rajendra fails to recognise the opportunities.
First- time director Sourabh Srivasatav tells a funny, touching story of a simple man who, with a little help from God, needs to come to terms with his big dreams and find balance in his life.
The ensemble cast includes Harsh Chhaya, Gaurav Gera and Pubali Sanyal.