God Tussi Great Ho (2008) Movie Review – Zenith of Plagiarism
Everybody have heard of IT brain drain, but it seems Bollywood script writers has also sold their brain in some mandi, that’s why they are always eager to copy script from Hollywood movie and implement it frame by frame in the movie WITHOUT giving proper credits. Yes, much awaited Salman, Big B & Priyanka starrer – God Tussi Great Ho is nothing but Xerox of Hollywood blockbuster Bruce Almighty (starring Jim Carrey & Morgan Freeman).
Well the similarity ends here, God Tussi Great Ho experience is not even 1% of what Bruce Almighty was – so you know the verdict!
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sohail Khan
Promo/TeaserRumi Jaffery, writer of Om Jai Jagadish (2002), Mujshe Shaadi Karoge (2004), Barsaat (2005), Dosti (2005),etc seems to have found out new way of writing script and directing himself – visiting nearest DVD Library and checking out Hollywood blockbuster section. God Tussi Great Ho is one of long time stuck movies due to various reasons – financial, star dates, blah blah and when it finally makes it on silver screen – it looks as shabby as almswoman clothes.
Despite such strong (stolen) script, the slow pace of story and mid 90s kind of execution (choreography, cinematography, costume, music, etc) is more than enough to force you to reach out for aspirin in your bag. The initial outset of the movie itself makes you clear – either you leave the movie or take cool nap in A.C. – choice is yours?
Just like Kismat Konnection, the movie starts with ill luck struck journalist called Arun Prajapati (Salman Khan). Constantly losing out on opportunities, he even loses his one sided girl friend Alia (Priyanka Chopra) against newcomer rival journo Rocky (Sohail Khan). To worsen the situation his father – Anupam Kher, is always eager to scold him for his unsuccessful career. Soon enough AP loses his job and that is literally the last straw for him where he lets his true feelings about God be known.
Suddenly, Arun gets call from an unknown caller, requesting him to meet the caller on the 18th floor of a hotel. Its here he meet Almighty himself (Amitabbh Bachchan). Upon hearing Arun’s woes, GOD decides to make Arun GOD for next ten days. He gives him all his powers to do as he pleases and prove that he can run the world better than god has so far. So first he fixes everything that has been going wrong with him – job & love. On the 9th day, when Almighty asks him what he has done for mankind till now, Arun is puzzled. So in next 24hrs he will have to hear and solve all woes of mankind on the earth.
Well rest of the story is all about Arun’s next 24hrs job.
Lack of originality in the script hits you like thunderbolt. These are same people who has objection for calling Indian Film Industry as Bollywood, but blantly copies every other good Hollywood movie. Rumiji please make this movie as your first and last movie. And also if you can STOP writing (copying) scripts. You will not just waste producer’s money, but also audience money and time. And of course, your self guilt might even wreck your life (or maybe producers might wreck).
Nothing, truly nothing in the movie can be appreciated. So I don’t want to waste my words again by criticizing each and every department (Choreography, Music, Cinematography, Editing, Screenplay, etc). Atleast in Tashan – you were happy to see Kareena is swimsuit. Actingwise the whole movie looks like extension of Mujhse Shaadi Karoge & Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya for Salman, Sohail & Priyanka.
Biggest contender for this year’s ‘RGV Ka AAG’ Award.