God Tussi Great Ho – Outright Theft & Ugly as Hell

If you are in Mumbai and looking for some dealers in stolen property, the folks to contact are two kameena (scoundrels) Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan.

Both these thieves seem to have made a habit of profiting from others’ intellectual property (Examples: Partner (Hitch), Ek Ajanabee (Man on Fire), Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin (Analyze This).

Since these two blackguards Amitabh and Salman are not kids and have unfortunately been around for donkey’s years in Bollywood, they can’t use the old, criminals excuse that they didn’t know it.

Outright Theft

God Tussi Great Ho is the latest example of these two Bollywood stars involving themselves with stolen property.

Say what you will but God Tussi Great Ho is a pathetic copy of the Jim Carrey comedy Bruce Almighty (2003).

Bruce Almighty was a fairly decent comedy thanks to Jim Carrey’s superb performance.

The best that can be said of God Tussi Great Ho is that it reminded us of photos of advanced syphilis we once saw in a book at one of the British Council libraries in India.

God Tussi Great Ho is that bad.

God Tussi Great Ho

Although these two dinosaurs Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan have been around in Bollywood for a gazillion years, yet their performance in God Tussi Great Ho is not even a millionth as good as that of Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman in Bruce Almighty.

Like Bruce Almighty, God Tussi Great Ho is the story of an young man Arun Prajapathi a.k.a AP (Salman Khan) who constantly rails against God for his bad luck prompting God (Amitabh Bachchan) to hand over his responsibilities to AP for 10 days.

Watching Salman Khan in God Tussi Great Ho is punishment for sins committed in the last seven lives. This fella is that bad, particularly in the early scenes when standing on the window ledge of a high building he yells at God in the ugliest possible manner. Like a lunatic.

Jim Carrey is a class actor. Salman Khan a crass actor at best.

And the difference between the great Morgan Freeman (who plays God in Bruce Almighty) and this bozo Amitabh Bachchan is like the difference between a small sand-heap at a Navi Mumbai construction site and Mount Everest.

Salman Khan’s younger brother Sohail Khan (who is featured as the rival TV anchor Rocky, the role played by Steve Carell in Bruce Almighty) is a nicer dancer and does a better job overall.

Jennifer Aniston is not a great actress but she was a million times better in Bruce Almighty than the horror show and walking nightmare Priyanka Chopra in God Tussi Great Ho.

The first meeting between Bruce (Jim Carrey) and God (Morgan Freeman) in Bruce Almighty where you see Morgan Freeman mopping the floor in a rundown building and asking Bruce to give him a hand had a certain elegance and elan. It had class written all over it.

When AP (Salman Khan) meets God (Amitabh Bachchan), it’s in the Hyatt Hotel with God introducing himself to AP as God. What an unimaginative scene, a crude piece of shit.

The so-called comedy elements involving Rajpal Yadav’s fixation with pretty girls or Anupam Kher with his municipality job nonsense are asinine distractions that serve no purpose except to irritate the audience.

Music is the saving grace of some of the ugliest Bollywood films. But God Tussi Great Ho’s speciality is that there is not a single redeeming feature that makes this movie tolerable for even one minute. Not one frame in God Tussi Great Ho is worth watching.

Even chimps would dance better than Salman Khan. Whatever Salman Khan and Priyanka may have been doing in all the song/dance numbers (be it Tujhe Aksa Beach Ghuma Doon or Let’s Party), it certainly wasn’t dancing.

From the first song/dance Tujhe Aksa Beach Ghuma Doon to the last Lal Chunariya, God Tussi Great Ho is an unforgiving onslaught on the eardrums and eyeballs.

In a movie when every song/dance is absolutely pathetic, it’s hard to pick the worst. But if pressed, we’d say the worst was the title song O God Tussi Great Ho.

The tragedy of God Tussi Great Ho is its reckless disregard for the most basic standards of entertainment and wanton contempt for the audience.

Watch this sickening piece of crap a.k.a. God Tussi Great Ho only if you are a glutton for punishment, the kind that takes joy in chanting whip me, please whip me.

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17 Responses to "God Tussi Great Ho – Outright Theft & Ugly as Hell"

  1. mchdl   August 17, 2008 at 2:18 am

    I couldnt agree with you more. I thought it was just sad when I learned that this movie is a copy of Bruce Almighty, which was a very creative Hollywood movie. It had a special comedian in Jim Carrey who was terrific and it also launched the career of The Office’s Steve Carell. “Borrowing” from Hollywood has become a trademark of Bollywood, which has talented actors like Aamir Khan, Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar (before he decided he wanted to be a superstar) but no creativity watsoever. Creativity for Bollywood is to turn a romantic comedy like Hitch into worthless movies like Partner. I think Bollywood does come out with great movies from time to time like Hera Pheri and Taare Zameen Par but overall it appears that most people in Bollywood dont trust that they too can be imaginative and original. Last week, I watched Main Khiladi Tu Anari and was very impressed with the movie and its story. Then, I learned that that too was a copy of The Hard Way. Go Figure!!

  2. mallukuttan   August 17, 2008 at 3:51 am

    Bruce almighty was just a regular average flick, just made watchable by the excellent performance of Jim carrey. This is not a carbon copy, but they had tried their best to make it the worst. Salman khan is looking like s**t. The overacting was unbearable. I did not even bother watching this. Good honest review. Cheers.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: Bruce almighty was just a regular average flick, just made watchable by the excellent performance of Jim carrey

    Yes…a fairly decent comedy but not outstanding.

  3. itsme   August 17, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I am a regular visitor of ur site and its one of my favs esp when it comes to movie reviews. Ur reviews abt “Om santhi Om”,Namesake, hancock….. and most of them were excellent this one too is not different, but today as i want to knw abt paheli to decide whether i want to buy its dvd or not u really disappointed me with ur review. How can u call such a crap movie a gorgeous one and a path breaking one oh my god!!!!! rani mukherjee with her ready to cry face was relly irritating and u call it a brilliant perfomance. Only srk and bachan did a fine job and the story the worst fairy tale ever heard its a shame india if it was trying to show out indian culture….. if u find this path breaking then jodha akbar was far far better its war scenes were really gud u felt it bad may be u were comparing it with troy which is a class but if looked frm indian perspective it was a gr8 effort frm a director i am really sad that i lost my money for a crap movie!!!!!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Every review is written from the unique perspective of the author given his/her/its background, experience, worldview, exposure, when it was written and even taste (to some extent).

    2. You write above: but today as i want to knw abt paheli to decide whether i want to buy its dvd or not u really disappointed me with ur review….i am really sad that i lost my money for a crap movie

    Sorry, we don’t have a money-back guarantee here 🙂

    Don’t you have a Netflix-kind of service where you live? We usually rent before deciding to buy.

  4. itsme   August 17, 2008 at 10:15 am

    thanks a lot for ur gr8 advice……… i never asked u to give my money back man y r u so arrogant in a reply i juz said my view on the movie. try to be bit gud to those who post a comment, if they say a bit bad abt u dont be so teasing……. man ok. Anyways i like ur reviews and most of urs matched my views thats y i went straight a way to buy it….

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Arrogant is not in our dictionary.

  5. mallukuttan   August 17, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Hello itsme,

    You dislike Paheli because it might not suit your tastes. Search India reviews are mainly based on script direction and performances. See how beautifully a movie is crafted. Not like the ugly shitty hollywood remakes. I bought both DVD and VCD and i don’t ever think it’s a waste.


  6. mallukuttan   August 17, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    GTGH had been one more piece of shit to sallu’s list of flops. I liked him in Hum dil de chuke sanam. But this movie deserves to be a hit, if headless wonders like singh is kinng can become blockbusters. Still annoyed with Joker kumar.

    BTW Waiting for dostana. Typical commercial movie, but atleast sounds different

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Our fundamental quandary with Bollywood films is in determining which is the worst because they all (OK, most) are so terribly awful

    Singh is Kinng is plain garbage.

    We saw the Dostana trailer when we watched Bachna Ae Haseeno. Didn’t think much of the trailer but let’s wait for the movie before passing judgment.

  7. StrYngLad74   August 17, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Once I saw the title of the movie and the accompanying poster with Amitabh posing in his “Sharaabi”-era suit, I knew it was ripping off “Bruce Almighty.” Very ironic that the Big B had said something about Hollywood lacking in creativity that Bollywood had oodles of, and then stars in another plagiarized venture. I guess someone still stayed in character when he uttered that statement and thought he indeed was GOD and could get away with it.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    A couple of years back in a movie theatre in New Jersey we saw an ad featuring this scumbag (Amitabh) telling the world – Say No to Piracy.

  8. itsme   August 17, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    sorry man…………. but i cant agree with u that it was a wonderful script.its the worst fairy tale may be its picturisation was excellent and perfomence of bachchan was outstanding,but still the script shaded all the other good things abt it also rani mukherjee with her ready to cry face was really really irritating man…… anyways yaar i’m not for a debate everybody has there own outlook i agree that i was juz expressing my view…..

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  10. sganeshkumar1989   August 19, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    You are one of the harshest and the most daring critics I’ve probably come across! 😀 Critics with more strictness like you and higly demanding audience are the means to expect better quality from our Indian movies! 🙂

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The makkal (people) have treated God Tussi Great Ho with the contempt it deserves.

  11. Malika S   August 22, 2008 at 11:18 am

    I am suprised that God Tussi great ho and Bachna E Haseeno didn’t do well as stupid and pathetic movies are supposed to be superhit/blockbuster at the boxoffice. There is no doubt that you cannot blame the Indian producers/directors for making such bad movies as they give what the majority of dumb Indian audiences want in India and in US.

    Look at the list of the worst Indian movies that have been superhit/blocbuster in India and Overseas recently:

    Om Shanti Om
    Jodha Akbar (Wrong History)
    Singh is Kinng
    Chak de India
    Sarkar Raj

    So lets just live with it.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Each time, we think it surely can’t get worse than this. And you know what, the next time it is worse.

    You write: I am suprised that God Tussi great ho and Bachna E Haseeno didn’t do well as stupid and pathetic movies are supposed to be superhit/blockbuster at the boxoffice.

    Must be our bad Karma.

    Maybe, we’ll get entertaining Bollywood movies if we promise to get our heads tonsured at Tirupati. People say Lord Balaji works miracles. 🙂

  12. NYV1984   August 22, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    There is invariably a decisive gap between the acting and entertaining capabilities of Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman and Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachan. The former two have withstood the test of time and still leave memorable imprints on the viewers whilst the latter two cannot seem to accept the fact that their time is up and has been up for some time now. If anything, these deplorable Bollywood versions are exhausting funds that could actually be put towards decent, original movies. What angers me is the fact that Bollywood proponents argue that Hollywood also makes such filth but what they fail to recognize is that Hollywood also makes unparalleled masterpeices that credit their inspiration (No Country for Old Men, There Will be Blood, A History of Violence and the like) whilst Bollywood still produces crap like this to an audience that deserves better.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: What angers me is the fact that Bollywood proponents argue that Hollywood also makes such filth but what they fail to recognize is that Hollywood also makes unparalleled masterpeices that credit their inspiration (No Country for Old Men, There Will be Blood, A History of Violence and the like)

    Very true.

    In No Country for Old Men the scene in the desert where Bardem goes to the convenience store owned by the old man and leaves him a shivering wreck was alone worth the price of the ticket.

    In There will be blood, the final confrontation between Daniel and Eli was very nice. Remember the scene where Daniel forces Eli to repeat I am a false prophet. God is a superstition and then tells him the Bandy land is worthless now because of drainage.

    There’s no way our Bollywood bozos are going to be bringing us such memorable scenes EVEN if they copy, which they often do shamelessly.

  13. NYV1984   August 22, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    DDL’s performance was absolutely brilliant. Movies which enable us to feel a sense of awe after watching them are truly art. Let’s hope Bollywood comes close to regaining its respect in Shantaram with Johnny Depp.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: DDL’s performance was absolutely brilliant

    Daniel Day-Lewis was very good but we felt Johnny Depp deserved the award for Sweeney Todd, which DDL got for There will be Blood.

    We loved Shantaram, the book. It was a serendipitous discovery as we were restlessly walking around a Border’s store looking for something interesting. Boy, did we find an interesting book! If Mira Nair is still the director of Shantaram, she’s OK (Her last movie Namesake was decent).

    There has been some talk of Amitabh Bachchan playing Kader. Let’s see.

  14. gandhiji   August 26, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks for the spoiler about Bandy’s land.. Just watched it today.. The climax scene was weird/surreal.. i don’t know how to explain it.. it seemed comical, Daniel and Eli running around like Tom and Jerry, and Eli ends up getting swatted like a fly.. Interesting movie..

    While we are mocking Kamal for trying to copy great actors, DDL is getting praised (and gets an oscar) for copying John Huston and Orson Welles. http://www.google.com/search?q=john+huston+daniel+day+lewis..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. If indeed Kamal is copying the great actors, he’s doing a very sloppy job of it.

    Forget the great actors. Kamal Haasan is a bloody joker compared to even youngsters (relatively speaking) like Daniel-Day Lewis, Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger and Javier Bardem.

    2. While one can always quibble about that scene and this scene, overall There will be Blood was a fine piece of work.

    3. You write: Thanks for the spoiler about Bandy’s land

    Not a big deal in this particular instance.

  15. gandhiji   September 22, 2008 at 6:05 pm

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    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Please see Ashish Sharma Vows to Make Chutney of Movie Rivals

  16. sankara.sr   January 15, 2009 at 9:10 am

    If you want to enjoy real comedy, check out “Kalakka Povathu Yaar” in Vijay TV. It is a Tamizh Stand-up comedy contest and it really brings out the real talent in South India.The performances are really mature and they dont resort to much of silly jokes or slapstick expressions. But the problem is that its very South Indian specific so only people who know Tamil appreciate it.


    Compared to that these Bollywood comedy movies dont even provide an iota of entertainment. Most people in theaters laughing are laughing nervously that they have been subjected to jokes which they used to hear and tell when they were 6th Standard.

    Sometime back in Hindi movies, comedy used to be a serious business. After one recent hit movie Hera Pheri everybody has jumped to the same idea of a group of bumbling chaps. Dhol, Bhaagam Bhaag, Awara Paagal Deewana, Style.

    This is worse than copying that you mentioned above which needs some base research.. It’s copy +pasting.. Personally at all these movies I just hurt myself slapping my face with my glasses on!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Thanks for the YouTube link to Adhavan in KPY 4 Finals.

    Liked it.

    We agree that these days the standard of comedy in Indian movies (whether Bollywood or Kollywood) is mostly unendurable.

  17. Harry Butt   January 15, 2009 at 9:38 am

    I thought KPY moved to SunTV as APY.. is it back on Vijay?

    Bharathiraja’s latest movie is supposed to be a taut thriller.. Bommalaattam..

    This guy Vir Das seems to be popular in India now..
    I liked the nicely rhyming mantra near the end..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The guy (Vir Das) is not bad but lacks the smoothness of Russell Peters.

    That said, we think it’s hard to satisfy desis outside India. They like the desi flavor but find the execution too crude compared to the American standup comedians.

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