Oh, Not Bad.
“Bheja Fry” not only was a good film but also got Vinay Pathak the due he was to be given long back as a good actor. His films had perfect combination of Small films with low budget, Simple Stories with good performances and last but not the least “Feel Good Factor”. After “Bheja Fry” and “Dasvidaniya” he comes back with “Oh, My God” another feel good film, but will it match the level of satisfaction which the earlier films gave ? Let’s find out.
“Oh, My God” is story of Rajendra Dubey [Vinay Pathak], who loves dreaming of becoming big with his hard work and honesty. He is supported by his lovely wife Suman [Divya Dutta], who also wants her husband to achieve his dreams but on other hand also desires for small small happiness in life. Everyone avoids Dubey as he tries to convince them for an investment scheme, which he runs along with his normal job. Problem starts when his supporting boss [Harsh Chaya] leaves the office and later Dubey is also asked to leave. God [Saurabh Shukla], after hearing complains from Suman decides to help Dubey by giving him enough opportunity to earn money but Dubey refuses as he wants to earn on his credibility. Thus starts the tug of war between God and Dubey, Who wins ? Well that’s for you to find out by watching the film.
Story is simple and reminds of few Hollywood films but still original on its part. Screenplay is good but not constant as has its moments of Up’s and Down, good thing is the Up’s are more than the Down’s. On technical basis there are flaws in camera worked which does not work in favor of the film, maybe due to low budget of the film.
Music is average, but “Hairan Pareshan” timing and usage in the film is perfect.
Saurabh Srivastav’s Way of story telling is different. His style of God-Human char and many other scenes are great. Only worry was except the fantastic scene in climax, the film lacks the emotional attachment. The overall message of the film too is confusing, but thanks to the feel good factor one does not mind.
Vinay Pathak gives you blend of Bheja Fry and Dasvidania with dash of freshness, he keeps excelling in his work film after film. Both Vinay and Divya were looking good thanks to the weight loss. Divya Dutta as a supporting wife has essayed her part properly and it was good to see her in such roles after long time. Harsh chaya, Gaurav Gela, Mushtaq Khan were good as per their parts. Saurabh shukla has done a decent job but one does wonder why he keeps eating on screen from his last few films. Also the overdose of white coat looks of god.
So Bol Meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hain dum?
Dum hain, acha khaasa dum hain, but Vinay ki last few films ke saamne Kutch kam hain. Still film deserves to be watched thanks to the performances of the lead actors [Especially Vinay pathak in climax Scene] and good story telling which is not bad at all.
Ratings : 3.25 of 5