Indra Kumar directed Thank God stars Ajay Devgn, Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet Singh. It has been released in theaters today coinciding with Diwali. The 121-minute film is distributed by AA films and reportedly made with a budget of 100 crore. Aseem Bajaj has worked on its cinematography, while Rochak Kohli, Anand Raaj Anand, Tanishk Bagchi and Amar Mohile are its music directors.
Ajay Devgn plays the deity Chitragupta, while Malhotra as Ayaan Kapoor, comman man who hangs between life and death. Ayaan is a debt-ridden real estate agent who understands everything in his life goes wrong meets with an unfortunate accident, making him enter into ‘Yam Loka’, and later appears in front of the Chitragupta, who gives him a choice to play a game of life, where if he becomes victorious, he will be sent back to Earth, and if loses, then to hell as no other option.
It further continues with certain twists and turns. It’s inspired by a Norwegian film called ‘Sorte Kugler’.
Ajay’s brief appearance is good with poker face humour. Similarly, Sidharth is funny and pleases audiences with his witty dialogues. Rakul being a police officer acts decent with not much screen time. Nora Fatehi shines in dance number and rest of the cast is average.
Its songs are well shot and couple of songs are chartbusters, especially the “Manike” song, with all the moves by Nora. Humor is well-placed in the right proportion. There are some whats app related forwards but more of its jokes make one laugh wholeheartedly. The direction is usual with no extra ordinary features but Indra Kumar keeps proceedings tight.
The film’s climax contains over dramatic work which could have been avoided and could have been like in Dhamaal or Masti. It becomes enjoyable when it’s full of comedy without much of melodrama.