When you have a story from Karz which itself was remade from some Angrezi film, you obviously can't steal all the scenes from the original. So what do you do? You supplement with the same kind of kaamedy scenes again and again ... and again.. Taking digs at actors, the filmy awards, yesteryear films is fun.But if it is repetitive, it gets boring. These spoofs form 40% of the film and don't contribute to the storyline much.. On second thoughts, there is no story.. So why bother? Like all Tamil-telugu-kannada-mallu people, my blood boils on the very mention of Mehmood-aree vaat jeee kinda so-called kaamedy in Bollywood films. But what to do? You can't help but laugh at that stupid 'Quick Gun Murugan' stuff by Saaruk Kaan and Co.
TECHNICAL, COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
The costume directors have put in hours of work to dress up only the lead actors. The junior artistes of the 70s still look 2007, dressed up in prints of 2007.. Forget them.. Shreyas talpade's make up for 2007 was amateurish, what with that fake paunch, artificial beard etc. I am not going to talk about Kirron Kher's make up and waste my time further. If one goes back to watch films of Sharmila Tagore, Hema malini, Zeenat Amaan in the 1970s, there is a distinct look attached.. big hair-do, side curls, heavy-makeup. Deepika Padukone's look had this big hair-do and costumes by Manish Malhotra.. that's it.. The make up was from 2007. Shahrukh too had just the costumes by Karan Johar to suggest that era. Nothing else.
The only place where special effects[Red Chillies, VFX]stood out was the song where Deepika is seen dancing with Jeetendra & Sunil Dutt. Fire sequences, the main SFX area of the film was badly executed and looked very artificial.
Kajol - On the 'Deewangi Deewangi' song, you love that moment when Saaruk and Kajol come together on screen.
For die-hard tamizh film fans like me, OSO is forced humour... Laugh because everyone laughs types. It is fun in parts... but that's it.. there is nothing more to it.
Now that the film is termed a hit, even actors like Ameesha Patel, Diya Mirza, Dino Morea and 500 others who haven't done a film, forget a hit film in 10 years can now claim that they have had a hit thanks to their 5 second role in OSO!
OSO = No Show!