Director: Rumi Jaffrey
Producer: Afzal Khan
Banner: Shaboo Arts
Music Director: Sajid-Wajid
Cast: Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, Sanjay Mishra, Bina Kak, Manisha Koirala, Rukhsar, Sohail Khan, Satish Kaushik
Release Date: 15th August 2008
If God’s ever using His day of rest to grasp up on the latest movies and happens to fall upon “God Tussi Great Ho”, hope He doesn’t get any ideas. Apart from may be to strike writer turned director Rumi Jaffery down with a giant thunderbolt, that is.
Having seen his “serious” work meet a more or less lukewarm reception, Jaffery in his debut directional venture seems simultaneously obnoxious and overly sentimental comedy. The inevitably antics of Salman Khan with little or no expressions of Priyanka Chopra, the film invites terms as ‘ plagiarized’ or on a softer note ‘inspired’ by 2003 Jim Carrey’s comedy flick Bruce Almighty ( though director flatly denied the resemblance). No, if you wondering that are all, wait! God Tussi… captures a shadow of 70s Yeh Hai Zindagi ( Sanjeev Kumar).
Arun( Salman Khan), a dejected and frustrated young man ( he is no mean look young even in silver screen) laments against God for his miserable life. God Amitabh Bachchan (you may wonder why he had to take clothes from Morgan Freeman wardrobe) appears before him in human form and endowes Arun with divine powers. With all his divine power, Arun tries to straight up his life but he is after all human and to his horror, all the decisions goes against him.
Performance wise Salman Khan with his boyish antics plays his part convincingly. His loud yet lovable acting touches audience heart. One may wonder what is Priyanka Chopra doing in the film? Amitabh Bachchan with his as usual aura is good enough to impress audience. In fact no other actor comes to your mind that can play God in white suit. Rajpal Yadav should stop being stereotypical, otherwise he is good. But the show is stolen by Anupam Kher, who resplendently goes well with his role.
The biggest disappointment comes with the film’s music. Apart from “Aa chalti Kya”, all other songs are below average.
In a nutshell, you can avoid God Tussi Great Ho and utilize your weekend somewhere else.
God Tussi Great Ho Pre-release Review
After giving a string of successful hits as a writer, Rumi Jaffrey has now decided to don the cap of a director. He has made his debut as a director, with the forthcoming flick ‘God Tussi Great Ho’. Produced by Afzal Khan, the movie has an impressive star cast, including Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, Sanjay Mishra, Bina Kak, Manisha Koirala, Rukhsar, Sohail Khan, Satish Kaushik. The film will be released on 15th August 2008, under the banner of ‘Shaboo Arts’.
The story of ‘God Tussi Great Ho’ revolves around the life of Arun Prajapati (Salman Khan), a reporter who is trying to become a successful TV anchor. However, he always seems to get into trouble and ends up blaming God for everything bad that happens with him. Arun stays in a chawl, along with his family, which includes his father, mother and sister. Arun’s father is a retired municipal officer, who is always at loggerheads with him. The reason for this is that he asks Arun to join a government firm and leave the TV channel.
Arun’s mother is a darling, who supports her son in everything he does. His sister is another character, who is continually concerned about her looks. Alia (Priyanka Chopra) is a TV anchor and well-known star, who works in the same channel as Arun. Arun likes her a lot, but the fact that she is much more successful than him, keeps him from approaching her. If that wasn’t enough, Rocky (Sohail Khan) enters the scene. He is appointed as an anchor for the channel and on top of that, turns out to be Alia’s college friend.
Poor Arun! Not only does he lose out on his ‘dream job’, but also starts believing that Rocky will take Alia away from him. Just when he starts thinking that things could not go worse, they do and he is kicked out of the job and the channel. As usual, he starts blaming God for all the misfortune that has befallen him. Tired of his accusations, God (Amitabh Bachchan) decides to meet Arun one day. God asks Arun’s why he ends up accusing him (God) for his own faults. This leads to an argument between the two.
Arun says that he can run the earth much better than God. Ending the argument, God decides to give Arun the power to run Earth for seven days. The moment Arun becomes God, he starts using the powers for his personal gain. He becomes successful and also changes his father’s point of view. Then, he plays a dirty trick on Rocky and wins Alia’s heart. While doing all this for himself, he also grants everybody his/her wish. This is when things start getting out of control. Will Arun be able to run Earth better than God? To know the answer, you will have to wait for the release of the movie.