Bollywood at the Castro!!
Serving up a dazzling array of musical showstoppers and cameos by nearly every Bollywood star, Om Shanti Om is a blockbuster extravaganza for the ages. Director Farah Khan pulls out all the stops to squeeze in comedy, melodrama, action, and suspense in a masala mix of epic proportions.
Om Prakash (played by the irrepressible and iconic Shah Rukh Khan) dreams of becoming a star while swooning over Shanti (Deepika Padukone), the top starlet of the day. Their budding friendship, however, meets a tragic end at the hands of Shanti’s nefarious producer-husband. Not to worry though, for thirty years later, Om is reincarnated as superstar Om Kapoor, who seeks to avenge Shanti’s killing.
At once a parody of and homage to the unbridled, anything-goes exuberance of Hindi musicals from the ‘70s, Om Shanti Om even references such Western classics as Singin’ in the Rain and Phantom of the Opera. Come celebrate 3rd i’s fifteenth anniversary with this retro fantasia, which is Bollywood entertainment at its spectacular best!