Bollywood and culture in an emerging India
God Tussi Great Ho: Just watch Bruce Almighty instead
Bollywood hasn’t always had the most original of ideas, but “God Tussi Great Ho” takes the cake.
Not only is the film a clear rip-off from the Morgan Freeman-Jim Carrey starrer “Bruce Almighty”, it manages to be such a badly pulled off one that you want to rip off the writer-director-actors heads.
The movie has none of the clever writing or spirited performances that made “Bruce Almighty” an enjoyable film. Instead what you get are half-baked performances, imbecile jokes and direction that is pretty much, well, directionless.
He is constantly berated by his father, his boss doesn’t like him, and his rival Rocky seems to be finding favour with the office hottie, Alia (Priyanka Chopra).
Every time he is faced with a problem, he blames it on God. He whines so much that ultimately even “Godji” gets tired. And offers AP the chance to play God for ten days.
Some mindless songs, even more mindless fight sequences and what seems like an eternity later, the screen darkens and the credits start to roll.
The second half of the film is pretty much of a blur, and that’s not a good thing.
Suffice it to say this movie has not much going for it. Salman Khan is neither bad nor good, merely indifferent. It’s almost as if he didn’t care about this role. What possessed Priyanka Chopra to do this role; I’ll never know but hopefully she won’t repeat such a mistake again — she is a complete waste.
Sohail Khan, who plays Rocky, manages to display a total of one and half expressions in the film. Anupam Kher is about the only bright spot. His role as Salman’s discontent, cynical father is performed with perfect comic timing. Amitabh Bachchan plays God, with his usual skill, but there is really nothing for him to do.
Just rent a DVD of “Bruce Almighty” instead.