Om Shanti Om (OSO) will get 3 kinds of responses from the audience - find it really stupid; love it; love the first half, find the second half average. I fall into the 3rd category.
The first half of OSO is full of puns and spoofs. But to understand those, youâ€™ve to be a complete hindi movie buff. As an example take the â€˜Sooraj Barjatayaâ€™ scene, or the scene where SRK says heâ€™ll buy Rajesh Kapoorâ€™s (read Rajesh Khannaâ€™s) bungalow. It also has a lot of PJâ€™s, like the â€˜Manoj Kumarâ€™ one. The â€˜Filmfare Award Ceremonyâ€™ scene is one of the best - great work by AB Jr. and Khiladi Kumar. And SRK playing the south-indian hero is a must watch.
The movie had me in splits till the â€˜Deewangiâ€™ song. After that, itâ€™s pretty much downhill. Arjun Rampal looks good, whereas SRK is a bundle of overacting in the second half. Deepika Padukoneâ€™s innocent face is mesmerizing all throughout. Kiron Kher and Shreyas Talpade are very competent.
Songs are really good and keep you entertained.
WARNING: Leave your brains in a closet while watching OSO.