Om Shanti Om
Bollywood’s Number One Success Formula
Bollywood has seen a lot of hit reincarnation movies. Pair this age old formula with a successful commercial director, a charming superstar and a gorgeous actress, the result will be a super hit movie. Om Shanti Om was the best and highest grossing movie of 2007. It was directed by Farah Khan, starred Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shreyas Telpade and Arjun Rampal.
The movie is about Om Prakash, a junior movie artist in the 70’s who’s dreamt of being a big movie star and finds support and encouragement from Pappu (Shreyas) and Bela (Kirron Kher.) He fantasizes and falls in love with Shanti Priya (Deepika) a famous successful actress but she only likes him as a friend.
Om eventually finds out that she is married and expecting a baby from Mukesh Mehra (Arjun.) A heartbroken Om witnesses Mukesh burning Shanti alive on a set when he because he holds her responsible for his financial loss. A helpless Om tries to save her but gets hit by a famous actor Rakesh Kapoor’s (Javed Sheikh) car and dies.
Thirty years later Om is reincarnated as Rakesh’s son, a rising star. Om starts filming a new movie on the same burnt studio where Shanti Priya was killed. Om Kapoor remembers everything about his past life and wants to bring justice for Shanti Priya. Mukesh has now become a popular Hollywood producer.
Sandhya AKA Sandy is a look-a-like of Shanti Priya and gets selected as the female lead for Om’s movie. Om re-enacts the whole murder in front of Mukesh and eventually Shanti’s ghost kills him by dropping a chandelier on him. The movie ends with Om and Sandy becoming a couple.