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Former good article nominee Om Shanti Om was a Media and drama good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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miscellanea[edit]

It seems that the OST hasn't been released on iTunes... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.73.218.166 (talk) 17:29, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Um excuse me, in the Review section some fool has wrote utter garbage about the film. I don't know why I can't remove it. Could someone please remove it?

Why is the review section not being reverted. It seems that an extremely bias person is moderating this page.

Lyrics[edit]

The Lyrics for Ajab Si are by Vishal Dadlani and not Javed Akhtar. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rsrikanth05 (talkcontribs) 13:38, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Better CD Cover image here: http://img208.imageshack.us/my.php?image=omshantiomoj7.jpg

Grammar and style[edit]

The grammar in the plot and the style isn't very good. help? Cutelittlekoala 05:47, 10 November 2007 (UTC)


I added the cameo appearances list from the song Deewangi Deewangi[edit]

please update the article , or however it works :) eatpepsi15 Nov 2007

here is the cameo sample image http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1787/omshantiomfilmwithmultivl7.jpg

Trivia[edit]

"Wikipedia is not supposed to be a dumping ground for speculation, rumor, invented "facts", or libel — continue to follow Wikipedia:Neutral point of view, and Wikipedia:No original research" See WP:TRIV. IMO the facts in the trivia section fit the "speculation, rumor, invented "facts", or libel" defn. Thus removing Trivia.--Redtigerxyz 05:11, 15 November 2007 (UTC) Posting removed matter:

  • Farah Khan wanted singer Shakira to make a special appearance in this film by performing a song. Farah choreographed Shakira's 2006 MTV Music Video Awards performance and knew that she was a huge Bollywood fan. Due to scheduling, Shakira was not able to participate in the film.
  • Farah Khan was originally going to make a film called "Happy New Year." The film was to be a romantic comedy set at New Year's Eve and would star Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Raveena Tandon, Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala, Sanjay Dutt, Zayed Khan and Priyanka Chopra. However, due to the actors' scheduling conflicts, she scrapped the idea and chose another concept based on/inspired from various 1970s films.
  • Composer A.R. Rahman was meant to compose the songs for this film, but had to decline due to other commitments.
  • The title of the film is taken from a 1970s-style disco song in Subhash Ghai's Karz (1980). Ghai himself makes an appearance in this film.
  • Shahrukh Khan's character Om Prakash Makhija is named after 1970s actor Om Prakash.
  • Shanti's film is called "Dreamy Girl," after Dream Girl (1977), the 1970s hit that took Hema Malini to super-stardom (and also landed her with her iconic nickname of Dream Girl).
  • The yesteryear cars used in the film originally belonged to Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini.
  • The song "Dard-E-Disco" was originally to be shot with only Shakira, but her upcoming concert tours rendered her unavailable. Then Farah Khan recalled a promise Shahrukh Khan made to her when shooting the song "Jiye Jale" in Dil Se.. (1998): that if he would show his abs for another film, it would be for a film she was directing. She called upon his promise, and he shot for the song.
  • It was director Farah Khan's desire to bring Sanjay Dutt, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan together on screen for the first time ever. However, Aamir Khan was unable to shoot for the film, since he was busy shooting his film Taare Zameen Par (2007).
  • Dev Anand was approached to make an appearance in the film, but he made it clear that he does not believe in blink-and-miss special appearances.
  • The song featuring numerous bollywood personalities such as Priyanka Chopra, Malaika Arora, Kajol, and Karisma Kapoor had Shahrukh and those respective ladies repeat their "famous" steps from the films of Dil Se, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Dil to Pagal Hai. However, Shahrukh repeated the "Right Here Right Now" steps from the movie Bluffmaster that didn't star him but Abhishek Bachchan.

--Redtigerxyz 05:13, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

--Redtigerxyz (talk) 06:18, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

You say you've removed Trivia due to one (or more) of the following reasons: "Wikipedia is not supposed to be a dumping ground for speculation, rumor, invented "facts", or libel — continue to follow Wikipedia:Neutral point of view, and Wikipedia:No original research" See WP:TRIV. IMO the facts in the trivia section fit the "speculation, rumor, invented "facts", or libel" defn. Thus removing Trivia. But, the fact I've provided (Shah Rukh speaking the number one line voted by AFI) does not fit into any of the following : speculation, rumor, invented "facts", or libel Then why can it not be part of the film's article?

Sweetprashanth (talk) 15:12, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

all cameo appearances added[edit]

all the 42 special appearances haves added .... which is still lacking ... will do it in a bit —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eatpepsi (talkcontribs) 17:46, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

great work guys :)[edit]

we need more info for this fantabulous film ! --eatpepsi @ proud member of Wiki India Project ! 23:02, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

added the controversy section[edit]

i wrote the article and give the due citations to the quotes and websites. eatpepsi @ Wiki Project ! (talk) 21:19, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Pls stop revision war[edit]

Kindly, discuss in the talk page first before editing the page. I know that the plot is too much in details, until and unless a better short plot is written kindly do not remove the plot. Unsourced statement or POV statemet are to be removed at once. Except for the plot other section must be correctly cited. Thank you. Amartyabag TALK2ME 05:55, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Protected page[edit]

I have protected the page till both sides can resolve the dispute on this talk page. =Nichalp «Talk»= 14:57, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Review Section[edit]

The review section seems to be aimed solely at sending a negative idea about the film. It is without any reference, and looks totally biased (and of course, written/copied in a hurry by the way of formatting). Please replace the existing review with the following if found appropriate: Om Shanti Om has mostly earned rave reviews, along with some criticism for poorly executed plot. But overall, it proves to be a good entertainer, with "poora paisa wasool". Reference: Om Shanti Om's Reviews from Different websites Wikionline 83 (talk) 03:54, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Controversy[edit]

Does the Controversy section need so many direct quotes? The summary of the all the quotes is that SRK and Farah Khan apologized, when Manoj Kumar was going to sue them. Removing most of quotes (barring at the most 1 or 2) and putting the matter in inline prose will look better and more encyclopedic IMO. --Redtigerxyz (talk) 06:07, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Be bold and add what is relavant and correct. Amartyabag TALK2ME 06:15, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
Being bold and correct does not giving a long list of quotations. The Controversy should be discussed. No doubt, but in prose.--Redtigerxyz (talk) 06:45, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

i agree .. but it wont show the grvity of the situation manoj created without the witty replies from SRK eatpepsi @ Wiki Project ! (talk) 20:29, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

ok i re-wrote the whole controversy section with out the images .. any one can upload suitable images ![edit]

Controversy[edit]

The Manoj Kumar controversy started when his neice called him up from london (during the interval of the film om shanti om she was watching at a theatre) mentioning the following sequence in the film to him on the phone.

In the movie, Shreyas Talpade's character (pappu) sneaks Manoj Kumar's movie passes to enter a movie premier.

When the real Manoj Kumar (film double) shows up for the premiere, the security guards ask him for identification, for which he produces his driving license with a photograph of him covering his face (a parody to his classic style of acting). Since the Security guards do not recognize him they cast him a fraudand chase him out of the premises with their sticks.

And then in a different scene ShahRukh (Om Prakash Makhija) is shown giving a mock thank-you speech and later saying he's Manoj Kumar to the double of Simi Gerewal and walks by the other security guard saying "Inqalaab Zindabad" (Manoj Kumar's movie dialogue) and Shreyas Talpade also mimicing Manoj Kumar walks by saying "Baharat mata ki jai ho" (also a Manoj Kumar dialogue).

Offended by these sequences of the film "Om Shanti Om",Manoj Kumar contrived to sue the makers of 'Om Shanti Om'.

Manoj Kumar's lawyer Mukesh Vashi said.

"Manoj Kumar has been offended by a certain sequence in the film, and he asked me whether any legal action was possible,"

And, Manoj Kumar said to CNN IBN[1]

"Indian audiences had made Manoj Kumar into an icon ... That icon has been wounded, made fun of..... A moral action is more important than a legal action."

"People who make such movies do not know the meaning of respect and decency. They are criminals."

Shahrukh's Apology[edit]

Shahrukh Khan followed this media hype with an open apology with Farah Khan by his side on the TV news channels for the candid little sequence in the film 'Om Shanti Om'.

Shahrukh Khan said to CNN IBN[2] :

"I was completely wrong... If he is hurt, I apologise,"

"I called him (Manoj Kumar) and the first thing he said to me was "it is no big deal, son,"

"People do parody...it is a done thing"

"Kumar has every right to say anything to me."

"I don't want to hurt anyone. I dont think this film should be taken seriously, it's a comedy."

This movie was gret I think everyone should watch it.

"Elderly people get jolted. Our fathers and grandfathers do that. I have a lot of respect for Manoj Kumar and I admit we should have been more careful"

"I have been copying actors for the past 15 years. I never took anyone's permission. I think I should have called him to take his permission."

eatpepsi @ Wiki Project ! (talk) 06:20, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

here are the images ...[edit]

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eatpepsi @ Wiki Project ! (talk) 06:17, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Gauri Khan is not in he movie auditioning for the role of Shanti ![edit]

gauri khan is only in the end credits song ! she did not make a cameo in the movie !

source : [5]

eatpepsi @ Wiki Project ! (talk) 06:32, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Why no action?[edit]

Gauri Khan indeed is not in that auditioning scene. somebody reported it 3days back & its still there in the article! Atleast provide the reference, so that we can check-up how such a fault came up--Anoopkn (talk) 19:02, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Please remove the part "auditioning for role of Shanti" from Section "Other Special appearances", Gauri Khan. Just Keep "Gauri Khan: as herself".--Redtigerxyz (talk) 08:16, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
YesY done, without prejudice to reinsertion if proven otherwise. SkierRMH (talk) 05:56, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

New Box office record[edit]

om shanti om makes more than 40 crores in the first week , which is a new record , beating Dhoom 2 which garnered only 35 crores !

source : [6]

eatpepsi @ Wiki Project ! (talk) 06:34, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Reviews is vandalized[edit]

"shahrukh and farah have been inspired by rakhi sawant to gain cheap publicity....anyways OSO is one of the worst movies to be seen... i guess shahrukh shud now stop workin as a hero coz he is lookin too old especially after takin steroids for body building....deepika padukone looks good only wid a chewing gum in her mouth.. coz tht helps in keepin her mouth shut...farah khan u better direct sum nonsense TV shows like your brother....songs were the only positive point of the movie especially dard -e-disco .. bollywood grow up... its high time..why such type of hype been created for such stupid movies.... dun xpect junk movies like OSO, to get oscars....Karz was far better then OSO in many ways.. its better if movie was titled "Aag hi aag" or "how to burn a set".Total waste of time and money non sense movie....." should be removed as personal views expressed by anon editor.

Please restore the prev. referenced version which presented a NPOV. --Redtigerxyz (talk) 06:41, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Pls add the following section. Amartyabag TALK2ME 06:55, 18 November 2007 (UTC) {{editprotected}}

Reviews[edit]

[[:Image:Om Shanti Om Shahrukh abs.jpg|thumb|Shahrukh Khan shows his six pack abs in the song Dard-E-Disco in the film.]] Indiafm's Taran Adarsh gave movie awesome 4 out 5 star rating stating the follows " At the box-office, the film will set new records in days to come and has the power to emerge one of the biggest hits of SRK's career." [3] SearchIndia.com gave the movie the thumbs-down stating that "A dispiritingly commonplace theme of reincarnation packaged in a disjointed, tracing-paper-thin plot with ho-hum performances by the lead actors renders a mediocre movie that only addled fans of Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan would love" [4]

Rajeev Mansad of CNN-IBN gives Om Shanti Om 3 out of 5.[5]. Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India gave 3.5 of 5 stars stating the film is a total paisa vasool and a true tribute to Karz. Behindwoods.com [6] gave it a rating of 3/5 saying it's a masala flick and the heavily flawed script doesn't matter as its entertaining. Hindustan Times's Khalid Mehmood gave the film 4/5 saying that om shanti om is total brainless mazaa. [7]

Movie review feedback website Mouthshut.com gives Om Shanti Om 3.5 out of 5 saying that it is mind blowing film and a must watch. This film is recommended to everyone who wants to see a fairytale love story.[8]

Copycat?[edit]

Swedish media claim that some controversy due to a scene copied from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopps a Swedish comedy, anyone knows anything about this? RGDS Alexmcfire


If a source and exact accusations is provided, it can be included in Controversy. The issue has not reached India or I have not heard it.--Redtigerxyz (talk) 16:54, 18 November 2007 (UTC)


ok here is a .gif image i found ... its a scene copy from the scene of the Filmfare award nomination for Akshay Kumar ! but seriously i didnt hear the controversy yet !

[7]

eatpepsi @ Wiki Project ! (talk) 20:25, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

More reviews from trusted sources[edit]

Pls. correct the Reveiw section, here is a review from trusted sources. Remove the present as many revies are from untrusted sources. Other reviews can be seen here. [8]. Amartyabag TALK2ME 07:32, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Let us come to a WP:CON first before changing.--Redtigerxyz (talk) 15:01, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Tajpal Rathore of BBC gave four out of five stars and stated, "Both a homage to and parody of Bollywood, this cinematic feast delivered straight from the heart of the film industry will have you glued to your seats till the end." [9] Mark Medley of National Post gave 3 stars and stated, "The film is a mess for all the right reasons; elements of comedy, drama, romance, action and the supernatural are packed in. But really, the plot is just a vehicle to get from one song-and-dance number to the next."[10] Raja Sen of Rediff.com gave 3 and half stars and stated, "Om Shanti Om is an exultant, heady, joyous film reveling in Bollywood, and as at most parties where the bubbly flows free, there is much silly giggling and tremendous immaturity. You'd do well do breathe in the filmi fumes, lift your own collar-tips upwards, and leave sense out of the equation. More cameos are written in than dialogues, so sit back and play spot-the-celeb. Or watch the Khan have a blast on screen."[11] Indiafm's Taran Adarsh gave movie awesome 4 out 5 star rating stating the follows " At the box-office, the film will set new records in days to come and has the power to emerge one of the biggest hits of SRK's career." [12] SearchIndia.com gave the movie the thumbs-down stating that "A dispiritingly commonplace theme of reincarnation packaged in a disjointed, tracing-paper-thin plot with ho-hum performances by the lead actors renders a mediocre movie that only addled fans of Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan would love" [13] Rajeev Mansad of CNN-IBN gives Om Shanti Om 3 out of 5, stated "...A special mention must be made for the film’s excellent dialogue which so cleverly incorporates Bollywood’s oldest clichés into these characters’ everyday parlance..." [14]. Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India gave 3.5 of 5 stars stating the film is a total paisa vasool and a true tribute to Karz.[15] Hindustan Times's Khalid Mehmood gave the film 4/5 saying that Om Shanti Om is total brainless mazaa. [16] Sudish Kamnath of The Hindu stated, "Om Shanti Om' is a light-hearted tribute to Hindi cinema the way we know it and love it, in spite of its flaws, improvisation and implausibility. [...]That apart, the movie is a hell of a party, a bits-andpieces blockbuster strung together with a series of laughs, songs and dances. SRK shows us why he's the rock star of our times. "[17]

  1. ^ CNN IBN Live (2007-10-16). CNN IBN http://www.ibnlive.com/news/shah-rukh-khan-apologises-to-manoj-kumar/52439-8.html. Retrieved 2007-11-17.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ CNN IBN Live (2007-10-16). CNN IBN http://www.ibnlive.com/news/shah-rukh-khan-apologises-to-manoj-kumar/52439-8.html. Retrieved 2007-11-17.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Indiafm.com: Movie review of Om Shanti Om". DNA. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  4. ^ "SearchIndia.com: Movie review of Om Shanti Om". SearchIndia.com. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-articles/movies-07/oso-review.html
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ Mouthshut.com
  9. ^ Tajpal Rathore. "BBC: OSO Review". 
  10. ^ Mark Medley. "National Post: OSO Review". 
  11. ^ Raja Sen. "Rediff: OSO Review". 
  12. ^ Taran Adarsh. "Indiafm.com: Movie review of Om Shanti Om". DNA. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  13. ^ "SearchIndia.com: Movie review of Om Shanti Om". SearchIndia.com. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  14. ^ Rajeev Masand. "CNN-IBN: OSO Review". 
  15. ^ Nikhat Kazmi. "The Times of India: OSO Review". 
  16. ^ Khalid Mehmood. "Hindustan Times Review". 
  17. ^ Sudish Kamnath. "The Hindu: OSO Review". 

Detailed Discussion[edit]

As the article is now protected, this is the time without making small edits we can review the article at its current state. Any addition, deletion or comments may be made under the following sections. Amartyabag TALK2ME 12:06, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Intro[edit]

Plot[edit]

plot should be removed as this film is still playing o —Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.79.198.2 (talk) 02:19, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Cast and crew[edit]

Hi I have watch the movie twice, I don't think Gauri was there in the auditions of santipriya. She appeared at the end only, she looked good by the way. Thanks, Shashank —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.115.119.67 (talk) 13:27, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Production[edit]

Reviews and box office[edit]

{{editprotected}}

I request that the following be added to the box office section, which at the moment contains only overseas box office info:

" Om Shanti Om has had an incredible opening in India, grossing around 41 crore rupees from over 850 cinemas."[1]

That weekly chart on that site (boxofficeindia.com) will be updated tomorrow or day after tomorrow so please make any further changes necessary.

Thanks, Maaz.

Figurefour (talk) 15:51, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Support inclusion.--Redtigerxyz (talk) 17:27, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

I request the addition of the Film Certifications Amartyabag TALK2ME 05:57, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

{{Infobox movie certificates
  |Australia = G<ref>[http://www.classification.gov.au/special.html?n=46&p=156&sTitle=Om+Shanti+Om&sMediaFilm=1&sMediaPublications=1&sMediaGames=1&sDateFromM=1&sDateFromY=1970&sDateToM=11&sDateToY=2007&record=224266]</ref>
  |India = UA<ref>[http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/07/nov/07_saawariya_om_shanti_om_shahrukh_farah_sanjay_leela_bhansali_110709.asp]</ref>
  |United_States = PG-13
  |United_Kingdom = 12A<ref>[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024943/parentalguide]</ref>
  |Ireland = 12A
 |Singapore = PG
}}

As told by User:Redtigerxyz about the need of concensus on the addition of the review section, Here is my say:

  • According to WP:RS, “In general, the most reliable publications are peer-reviewed journals and books published in university presses; university-level textbooks; magazines, journals, and books published by respected publishing houses; and mainstream newspapers.” In this case, the reveiws are from reputed leading Indian and International newspaper and media houses.
  • As there is enough sources from RS, there is no need of adding not so popular or doubtable websites, it is better to add from the known sources.

A major discussion is going on at WT:INB about RS use in Bollywood films, u may join the discussion. Amartyabag TALK2ME 11:13, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

N Edit declined. The wording "incredible opening" violates WP:NPOV. Sandstein (talk) 06:51, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
Rewriting the whole sentence,
" According to boxofficeindia.com Om Shanti Om has had an incredible opening in India, grossing around 41 crore rupees from over 850 cinemas."[2]

Pls see if this is NPOV. Amartyabag TALK2ME 11:40, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Putting the sentence in without the word "incredible".--Redtigerxyz (talk) 12:35, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Soundtrack[edit]

Other comments[edit]

Controversy section with Manoj Kumar must be added immediately. Amartyabag TALK2ME 12:08, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

For NPOV, it should be added but not in the form it is now. I propose it be put more in prose form than just n number of quotes like an article in a newspaper.--Redtigerxyz (talk) 14:56, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
i will re write it sir ... i am sorry i did in that way, but please let it be there by the time someone or i do it .. i am a noob so forgive me. it doesnt look good for wiki to not to show the controversy section ...any ways sir. what is NPOV ? --eatpepsi @ Wiki Project ! (talk) 15:24, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
Dear Eatpepsi; WP:NPOV is neutral point of view.--Redtigerxyz (talk) 15:39, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Who is Harfan Maula???[edit]

I personally do not know any actor known as Harfan Maula, who appeared in the song Deewangi. I do not think there is any leading actor called Harfan Maula. When i google searched and found that Harfan Maula is 1976 film. [9]Harfan Maula should be immediately removed from the list.--Redtigerxyz (talk) 17:36, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

It seems to be vanalism by anon user. [10] --Redtigerxyz (talk) 06:08, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
Remove per Redtigerxyz. Amartyabag TALK2ME 11:15, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
i was the one who watched the song video twice and made that list , no one named harfan amula is in the song ... and that isnt even a name ... the name means in urdu "jack of all" ... thats not a normal name .... its vandalism ... please remove it --eatpepsi @ Wiki Project ! (talk) 16:50, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
Done. Thank you, Redtigerxyz, Amartyabag, and Eatpepsi, for your investigations and insight. --Yamla (talk) 17:04, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Promoting piracy?[edit]

For God's sake, remove that external link Watch The Movie. It actuall is a pirate site and even though the OSO files are not playing in the site, Wikipedia should never have a link to a pirate site, especially to its contents.--Anoopkn (talk) 18:57, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

external links[edit]

add this link if possible http://www.allpunjabi.com/bollywood_preview/26/Om_Shanti_Om.html Movie preview and wallpapers —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.187.193.187 (talk) 22:12, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Editprotected request[edit]

I Rquest The Adminstrator That He Opens The Edit Page For Me As I Have Many New Material To BE added To tHis Section And Also I Have to add The Total Gross Sales Also And Also To Correct Many Things In It. THANK YOU Ahmedcena (talk) 18:53, 22 November 2007 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ahmedcena (talkcontribs) 12:41, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

I Want To Edit Om Shanti Om As I hVae New Gross Sales Section And Many Other Things As Well Like It IS Written That Daastan-e-Om Shanti Om Was Picturised On Shahrukh Khan Only But It Is Also Picturised On Uvika Chiudhary And Shahwar Ali Thank You Ahmedcena (talk) 18:56, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

N - Please post information here to be included for discussion. SkierRMH (talk) 05:56, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Special Appearances Has Been Vandalised[edit]

The "Special Appearances in the song Deewangi Deewangi" has been changed from it's original (and accurate) 31 stars to somewhere around 40 now. Can someone please change this back to the correct list. I can assure you that people such as Karan Johar and Hrithik Roshan weren't in the the song. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fatla00 (talkcontribs) 06:27, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Trivia[edit]

Can I have the following information in the Trivia section?

Shah Rukh says the lines "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." to Arjun Rampal as a tribute to the same famous lines said by Clark Gable (as Rhett Butler) to Vivian Leigh (as Scarlett O'Hara) in the 1939 film Gone With The Wind. The quote from Gone With The Wind was voted the number one movie line of all time by American Film Institute.

It's quite trivial and redunant. I know that it's a very famous line but it has no relation to this film and the film has no relation to Gone With The Wind. Thanks, ShahidTalk2me 14:36, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
Dear Shahid,

The very meaning of Trivia means "something of small importance". So that clearly classifies the piece of information I gave. And what do you mean by terming it as redundant- should I rephrase the words? As for relations- a trivia is something that connects seemingly unconnected things- that's what quizzes are all about. My question is- so many other movies contain sections like this with trivial (in your opinion) facts, so why not this? If only critical information were available in an encyclopedia, then its merely a compendium- not a comprehensive encyclopedia. I'll be putting it up as and when you keep reverting it. Thank you.

Sweetprashanth (talk) 15:03, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

A) You're absolutely right in saying, "something of small importance". That's what trivia is. But Wikipedia, Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, and "something of small importance" is considered as non-notable, thus should not be featured in an encyclopedia. Meaning, it is not needed here. We are not here to collect interesting facts of small importance.
B) As for trivia sections, according to the Wikipedia policy WP:TRIVIA, trivia sections are not permitted.
C) Just to note, not that it matters, but it is even unreferenced.
Thank you, ShahidTalk2me 15:21, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
Shah Rukh says the lines "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." to Arjun Rampal as a tribute [citation needed]..... It may or may not be a tribute, just the writers own words.--Redtigerxyz (talk) 16:46, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
I knew you were going to say that the claim of the lines being a tribute is unverified. Alright, what if that is removed? What if the fact is merely- he quotes the lines which are incidentally voted as the number one by AFI? Would that be acceptable? Or shall I integrate it with the Synopsis itself (so that it won't be termed Trivia- as in WP guidelines)- which, as I can see, has no RS, but is verified only by unanimous agreement.

Sweetprashanth (talk) 17:35, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Soundtrack or Studio Album?[edit]

I'm a bit confused with the info in this page, is the album for Om Shanti Om be labelled as 'Studio album' or 'Soundtrack'? As far as I know, 'soundtrack' refers to songs related to a certain movie while 'studio album' refers to songs not related to any movie, e.g. IndiPop music, the last time I visited this page, it was labelled as 'Soundtrack', but now it's labelled as 'Studio album', so can anyone give me a clarification because I'm totally confused right now -_- Ashiwin (talk) 18:03, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

It is a soundtrack, but recorded as a studio album. The field which says, "Studio album" is intended for album recording description. Meaning, studio album, live show etc. This is a studio album; the genre is soundtrack. Best regards, ShahidTalk2me 18:14, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the answer dude =) but I have another question, I know this seems unrelated but check out HSM 2's soundtrack page, the description says that it is a 'Soundtrack' with the 'pop' genre, shouldn't this page be the same too? Sorry for asking too much questions -_- but I want to clarify this once and for all x) Ashiwin (talk) 20:31, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
There is nothing wrong in asking questions:)... Well, thanks for informing me. I didn't know about it. Now I'm quite confused. I will consult somebody. I'll let you know. Thanks, ShahidTalk2me 22:34, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks again dude =) After doing much surfing in Wikipedia, I found these pages as references: Studio album, Film_soundtrack#Songs_inspired_by_the_movie, and Template:Infobox_Album#Type, and I think 'Soundtrack' should be the appropriate description for the album, rather than 'Studio album', do you agree? :) Ashiwin (talk) 17:53, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
Yes I do. Thanks for checking. I think you can be a great editor here:) ShahidTalk2me 18:13, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Name[edit]

Why does the article redirect to Om Shanti Om (film)? There is nothing else by the name of Om Shanti Om, so why can't it be in Om Shanti Om instead? Why the redirect? --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 14:42, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Because it's a film, and in case there will be an article created later called Om Shanti Om, it is easier to keep track of. Deavenger (talk) 17:44, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

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The result of the move request was: Moved ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 12:59, 12 February 2010 (UTC)



Om Shanti Om (film)Om Shanti Om — This is a unique article title, and therefore must be simplified since the requested title already redirects to the article about this film. —Hope(N Forever) (talk) 18:44, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Yeh, definitely. ShahidTalk2me 19:50, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
Support per nom. Article was originally at plain title. Station1 (talk) 06:49, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
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To attention all the wikipedian. This is one of the well written article with matching references.please do not add poor contents with no reeferences, they can be removed.feel free and be bold to add good source of materials.happy editingRavishankar (talk) 15:33, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

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As a non-user of Indian English, I can't help wondering what such a specifically Indian word as 'lathicharge' is doing in a Wikipedia article. At first I thought it was a misprint, then looked it up and discovered what a 'lathi' is. I suppose there's no reason not to use such terms in Wikipedia (any more than 'lakh' and 'crore', or that ugly euphemism 'eve-teasing'), but it doesn't make for easy reading, especially if (like many Wikipedia users) your native language isn't English in the first place. As for 'Shahrukh Khan is communal' (just after 'lathicharge'), I can again only assume it's Indian English, since it means nothing whatever to me as a native English-speaker - except a vague hint that the guy may be sexually promiscuous! By the same token, I wouldn't use the word 'bold' in its common Irish meaning ('naughty', 'cheeky') or the Australian word 'bogan' in the middle of a text for an international readership.213.127.210.95 (talk) 15:44, 7 April 2016 (UTC) I've now discussed this whole point with a Wikipedia policy moderator, who says there is a recommendation to use 'common' words wherever possible, despite the general policy rule that local forms of English (Indian, South African etc.) can be used in articles on topics specific to particular countries (such as this one). Even though the words I question are in a direct quote from Manoj Kumar, I still feel that they are too specifically Indian to be internationally intelligible (I say this as someone who is more familiar than most non-Indians with the features of Indian English). And it isn't only Indians that are interested in Indian cinema!213.127.210.95 (talk) 16:43, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Go ahead and change it to a different quote of summarize it then. I don't know what those words mean either. BollyJeff | talk 21:17, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

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  1. ^ "Om Shanti Om first week box office collections". 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2007-11-19.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
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