Indra Kumar’s ‘Thank God’, with Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra, is a dull and shallow dramedy about a man who faces his sins

Posted on October 25, 2022

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Spoilers ahead…

None of the actors find their footing, and that’s fatal for the comic parts. As for the drama, it is right out of a bad old movie from the time scripts were written on the sets. 

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In the good old days, Hindu legend had it that after you died, your good deeds and bad deeds were evaluated and, accordingly, you were sent to heaven or hell. Today, or at least according to Indra Kumar’s Thank God, this process is a Kaun Banega Crorepati-like game show, where Chitragupta, aka CG (Ajay Devgn), makes the dead soul (or the dying soul) relive a bunch of past sins or good deeds, and a live audience gets to vote. There’s even the idea of a lifeline. A real-estate shark named Ayaan (Sidharth Malhotra) is the latest contestant on the game show. His “body” is in the hospital, after an accident. And as the surgery goes on, his soul has been given this chance to redeem itself. Such a premise could lend itself to comedy or drama. Thank God goes for a mix of both, and it ends up working as neither.

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