Om Shanti Om

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Om Shanti Om is a 2007 romantic musical film co-written, choreographed and directed by Farah Khan. It stars Shah Rukh Khan and debutant Deepika Padukone in the lead roles while Arjun Rampal, Shreyas Talpade, and Kirron Kher feature in supporting roles. More than forty-two well-known Hindi movie stars appear in the course of the film, including thirty of them (not including the stars of the film) in one song alone. The film is set in the 1970s and 2000s; it pays tribute to, and pokes fun at, the Indian film industry of both these eras.

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Om Prakash Makhija (Shah Rukh Khan) is a junior artist in 1970s Hindi cinema, in love with film superstar Shanti Priya (Deepika Padukone). One evening, Om attends the premiere of Shanti's film, and envisions himself as the lead actor, Manoj Kumar. Om and his friend Pappu (Shreyas Talpade) take on numerous small acting roles as extras, and one night, a drunk Om describes his fantasy of one day winning a Filmfare Award for Best Actor. At the shooting of a film, Om rescues Shanti after a fire grows out of control, and they become friends.

Om overhears a conversation between Shanti and film producer Mukesh Mehra (Arjun Rampal). The pair have recently married in secret, and Shanti reveals that she is pregnant. Mukesh seems overjoyed and asks Shanti to meet him later, at the set of their upcoming film 'Om Shanti Om'. Mukesh promises to cancel the film, reveal their marriage to the public, and have a grand wedding on the set. However, revealing his true colors, he tells Shanti that the relationship and child will cause ruin his career. Mukesh traps Shanti on the set and sets it on fire. Om attempts to rescue Shanti, but is attacked by Mukesh's guards. After the guards leave, he again attempts to rescue Shanti, but he is thrown from the building by an explosion. A disorientated Om is hit by a car owned by Rajesh Kapoor (Javed Sheikh), an actor taking his pregnant wife, Lovely, to the hospital. At the hospital, Om remembers his moments with Shanti as he dies, while Lovely gives birth to a son, also named Om. The soul of Om Prakash reincarnates into the newborn Om Kapoor.

Years later, Om Kapoor, nicknamed O.K, becomes a famous actor and lives the luxurious life imagined by Om Prakash, but experiences pyrophobia and subconsciously inherits Om Prakash's memories. At an awards ceremony, O.K. unknowingly delivers Om Prakash's drunken speech, which is heard by Pappu on television. At the event, O.K's father introduces him to Mukesh, and this causes him to completely remember the events of Om Prakash's life. O.K later reunites with Om's mother Bela (Kirron Kher) and Pappu, and conspires to avenge Shanti's death by making Mukesh confess his crime. O.K convinces Mukesh to restart shooting for 'Om Shanti Om', and he plans to convince Mukesh that Shanti's spirit is haunting him. To impersonate Shanti, O.K finds Sandhya (Sandy), a doppelgänger of Shanti. Throughout the film's shooting, O.K and his friends arrange incidents to remind Mukesh of the past. During the music launch of the film, O.K taunts Mukesh by revealing the extent to which he knows the story of Shanti's death. But when Mukesh runs after Sandy thinking she is the ghost of Shanti, Sandy accidentally cuts her arm and bleeds. Seeing this, Mukesh realises that she is not Shanti's ghost. Mukesh tries to confront O.K, but he is suddenly hit by the set's swinging chandelier.

After Mukesh awakens, O.K confronts him but Mukesh reveals that he knows Sandy is not a ghost after all. During the quarrel, Sandy reappears and taunts Mukesh. She reveals that after the fire ceased to burn, Mukesh found that Shanti had survived, but he buried her alive below the chandelier. O.K is confused about how Sandy knows this. Mukesh attempts to shoot Sandy, shocked by the extent to which she knows about the murder, but Mukesh and O.K fight, which results in yet another fire. Just when O.K is about to kill Mukesh, Sandy stops him, saying that Mukesh will not die by his hand. The chandelier falls on Mukesh, killing him instantly. Pappu and Sandy rush to join O.K, and he is shocked when he sees the real Sandy. O.K realises that the person he assumed to be Sandy was actually Shanti's ghost. She smiles warmly towards O.K and tearfully bids him goodbye, disappearing as she moves into the light.


Special appearances during the song "Deewangi Deewangi" (in order of appearance)

Other Cameo appearances throughout the film (in alphabetical order)



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