Bollywood screen legend Akshay Kumar has played many roles in his illustrious film career, from police officer to gangster to wholesome family man. Now, in his newest incarnation Akshay takes on his greatest role to date – that of playing a modern, philosophical and witty version of the reverred Indian God, Lord Krishna.
Well scripted and cleverly observed, OMG Oh My God is an intelligent and thought-provoking piece of film making from Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi’s new production company Grazing Goat Pictures, and sees Akshay don the cap of producer as well as actor.
OMG Oh My God is a comedy-drama film based on the hit Gujarati play, Kanji Virrudh Kanji and the Hindi play Kishen vs Kanhaiya. It takes a simple concept and intelligently examines and ultimately redefines the boundaries of faith, worship and belief in God.
Speaking about the film, Akshay says: “What grabbed my interest is the story, which was an eye opener for me. It was also the same time that we were launching my new production house Grazing Goat Pictures and were looking for a subject which was different and not the usual run of the mill concepts. I got my business partner Ashvini [Yardi] to hear the narration and we both decided that this will be the first movie from the Grazing Goat stable.”
The story centres around antique shop owner and atheist Kanjibhai, played magnificently by comedy kingpin Paresh Rawal (Hera Pheri, Golmaal), whose livelihood is literally swept away when an earthquake hits and destroys his shop in Mumbai. OMG Oh My God also stars the talented Mithun Chakraborty (Housefull 2) and features item songs by Akshay’s blockbuster Rowdy Rathore team mates Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhu Deva. The film is directed by Umesh Shukla who also directed the play the film is based on.
OMG Oh My God releases worldwide on 28th September 2012.