The very first time one heard of this film the excitement levels rose. After the success of 'Mushje Shaadi, Rumi Jaffrey , the writer of the film was now turning director. What more when you have the likes of Salman , Mr.Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra?
But over a span of 2 years (which can be observed in the film), the equation between the actors changed drastically. Be it the Salman-Priyanka or the Amitabh-Salman scenario. This surely has impacted the promotion of a 'mighty' film and until last week Salman didn't come out to give interviews.
So, here it finally is... 'God Tussi Great Ho', an adaptation of 'Bruce Almighty'.
At the end of the worst day in his life, Arun Prajapati (Salman Khan) angrily rages against God for making his life miserable. To his astonishment, God (Amitabh Bachchan) appears before him in human form and endowing Arun with all of his divine powers, challenges Arun to take on the big job and see if he can do it any better.
Arun responds to his newfound powers with childlike zeal and sets off making one hysterical yet disastrous decision one after another. The love of his life Alia (Priyanka Chopra) is astonished at the 'new' decisive and confident Arun. He thinks he can make the world a happy place by granting everybody their wishes. But to his horror, this results in unprecedented mayhem. Ultimately, Arun realises that he is only human, and being God is tougher than he thought!
Well if you are wondering whether it is a complete rip off you've got it wrong. Writer and debutant director Rumi indeed does quite a bit to change the proceedings of the film to fit the Indian constraints. He fuses in the family angle, the drama, marriage scene, fight sequences etc to entertain.
Then what's wrong with this flick?
The major drawback lies in the writing of the film an area which is Rumi's forte.
The film lacks a certain vision and objective and goes zip-zap leading to no real resolution. The fusion of numerous tracks , the Salman-Sohail repetition of gimmicks (which have become exhaustive since their last flick), the so called lie detector etc..
There seems to be a lack of believability with the setting of characters in a competitive Tv channel etc. Take a look at the office environment and the attires used. It's weird!
Nevertheless, the film truly belongs to Salman Khan who is sure to make you laugh in the midst of all this confusion, barring his Vikram Phadnis designed outfits, he does extremely well. Salman's presence and characterization lifts the film. Salman steals the show right through without saying much and with just a bit of body language.
Priyanka Chopra falls flat with her performance and if you are expecting a repeat of her 'Mujshe Shaadi Karoge'magic with Salman , you''ll be disappointed.
Amitabh Bachchan does pretty well as the character of 'God'. Though he has very few scenes with Salman , he expresses plainly with his tone.
Sohail Khan isn't at his best but compliments Salman with every prank of his. Just that his act with Salman has started to get repetitive.
Anupam Kher and Rajpal Yadav are hilarious. Rukshar is wasted.
Music of the film by Sajid -Wajid is ok and the best track of the film 'Aqsa Beach' fades out within minutes of the film's opening and at the end of the film you aren't left back humming any track. A track of high recall value has not captured its potential.
Cinematography by Ashok Mehta is good .
On the whole, the film would have surely been a hit three years back but that doesn't deny the possibility of another success story here. With Salman's huge fan following and a little help from 'God' this one may just prove right at the box office. This film offers nothing really unique but at some point or the others does a good job at either connecting people or connecting them to their creator. A little bit promotion would have done wonders for this one.
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Rating : **