Bollywood ~ Om Shanti Om (Movie / Film)
"Om Shanti Om"
Plenty of Bollywood songs, Bollywood music and Bollywood dance in this lively Bollywood movie ~ but it's not all sweetness and light; there is a darker side to it. Shah Rukh Khan stars.
Bollywood ~ 'Om Shanti Om'
When, during my teens and twenties, I was working in Birmingham city centre, I often noticed the exotic Bollywood films showing at some of the cinemas I passed ~ and I was intrigued!
Recently, Bollywood films have become more accessible to non-Indian viewers. ‘Bride and Prejudice’ was a fun film, which was enjoyed by ‘the west’. My daughter and I certainly enjoyed it.
When Shilpa Shetty went into the Celebrity Big Brother House, we were educated a little more in the ways of Indian film-making. (Shilpa has a small part in this film.)
And this evening, on TV, I watched the film ‘Om Shanti Om’ ~ so this is one of the very few 'Bollywood' movies that I have seen.
Colourful, Musical and Theatrical
‘Om Shanti Om’ is a colourful, musical and theatrical three-hour event, which includes comedy and dance, love and murder, re-incarnation and revenge. It is both light-hearted and dramatic; happy and sad; comic and tragic ~ but always hopeful ~ and it ends on a high note.
There are at least two sides to every story and this one definitely has at least two aspects.
The music will certainly have you tapping your feet and the style will be an education in Indian film escapism. The hero is good-looking, amusing and engaging, while the heroine is a real beauty. (The anti-hero is also very good-looking!)
Three hours is a long time to concentrate on a film, but this one should hold your attention ~ and it could be followed in two sittings; pre- and post-reincarnation.
If you decide to watch it, I feel that you will have a treat in store for you.
If you wish, you can purchase the music downloads and / or the DVD from Amazon. Both are available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com
‘Om Shanti Om’ (2007) was directed by Farah Khan and stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shreyas Talpade, Arjun Rampal, Kirron Kher and others.
'Bollywood' is the term used for the Indian film industry, which is based in the city of Mumbai.
The former name for 'Mumbai' was 'Bombay' ~ mix that up with a bit of 'Hollywood', the feted home of great American films ~ et voila!!!
There are a number of books available on this subject, for anyone who would like to become better acquainted with it ~ plus several 'Bollywood' DVDs.
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- What is Bollywood - Everything about Bollywood
If you want to know 'What is Bollywood?', then you can read all about it here. 'Bollywood' is the name given to the Mumbai-based (previously Bombay) Hindi-language film industry ~ in India.
Soundtrack - Om Shanti Om by Vishal-Shekhar
'Om Shanto Om' - The Music
Om Shanti Om by Vishal-Shekhar
Songs and Artists:
1. Aankhon Mein Teri by K.K
2. Dard-e-disco by Nisha
3. Deewangi Deewangi by Shaan
4. Main Agar Kahoon by Sonu Nigam
5. Jag Soona Soona Lage by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
6. Dhoom Taana by Abhijeet
7. Dastaan-e-om Shanti Om by Shaan
8. Dard-e-disco - Remix by Dj Aqeel
9. Deewangi (rainbow Mix) Dj Kiran
10. Om Shanti Om Medley Mix Jackie V
11. Dastaan (the Dark Side Mix) by Chippa
12. Om Shanti Om by Vishal-Shekhar
Shah Rukh Khan (Shahrukh Khan)
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan (alternatively Shahrukh Khan), born in 1965, is the attractive male star of 'Om Shanti Om'. He is an Indian presenter, as well as being a 'Bollywood' actor. He has starred in a number of light-hearted musical films and also some TV series.
Khan hosted the Indian versions of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' and 'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? / Are You Smarter Than a 10-Year-Old?'
Khan's recent film, “My Name Is Khan”, was a move in a different direction ~ into serious 'religio-political' issues ~ issues of very recent history.
Shah Rukh Khan is married to the Indian film producer, Gauri Khan. He can be seen with his wife and family here:
There are more details on IMDB.com
Getting to Know The Star - Shah Rukh Khan
Do you want to know more about the star of 'Om Shanti Om' and other films and TV programmes?
A 2005 production, 'The Inner/Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan', is 2 disc DVD set, which introduces fans ~ and others ~ to the real Shah Rukh Khan. One Amazon customer review describes it as 'absolutely magnificent'.
Disc 1 shows viewers 'The Inner World' ~ Shah Rukh Khan's New Delhi; his home and family; his school Catholic school, etc.
Disc 2 illustrates Khan's 'Outer World'. This documentary looks at his tours of U.K. and America, in 2004.
These discs give fans the chance to get to know a little more about 'the real Shah Rukh Khan'.
Bride and Prejudice - Another 'Bollywood' Romance
Starring Martin Henderson and Aishwarya Rai
Pride and Prejudice - The Inspiration for 'Bride and Prejudice'
Starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen
Shah Rukh Khan - on other webites
- Shah Rukh Khan Premieres New Film, "My Name Is Khan" - Speakeasy - WSJ
Article about Shah Rukh Khan's new film "My Name Is Khan" ~ not the usual musical love story, but a serious 'political' project.
- Gauri Khan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shah Rukh Khan's wife, Gauri Khan ~ info from Wikipedia
- Shahrukh Khan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some background on Shah Rukh Khan from Wikipedia
- Shahrukh Khan
Find out more about Shahrukh Khan on IMDB.com
Shah Rukh Khan Film: "My Name Is Khan"
- My Name Is Khan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2010 'Bollywood' film starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. Directed by Karan Johar.
- Photos from My Name Is Khan
Photo of My Name Is Khan (2010). Visit IMDb.com for more photos!
- :: MY NAME IS KHAN | Official Website ::
My Name is Khan - Official Movie Website,Official website of Movie - My Name is Khan with trailers, downloads, photo gallery, information, Hiroo Yash Johar & Gauri Khan, Karan Johar,
- My Name Is Khan (2010)
Directed by Karan Johar. With Kajol, Christopher B. Duncan, Steffany Huckaby.
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