1. MSG movie review: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan plays a god and superman combo

MSG movie review: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan plays a god and superman combo

In 'MSG', Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's antics seem to make the onscreen antics of Rajnikanth look like a child's play.

By: | Mumbai | Updated: February 16, 2015 8:28 AM
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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan starrer ‘MSG: The Messenger of God’ has stirred a huge controversy with its ‘spiritual’ content across North India, but along with it, it looks set to rock the Bollywood boat too as audiences have booked huge number of tickets signalling movie’s box office collections will do well. (Bollywood Hungama)

Movie review: ‘MSG: The Messenger of God’; Cast: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan, Flora Saini, Gaurav Gera; Director: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh; Release date: 13/02/2015; Rating: * 1/2

This week’s release ‘MSG: The Messenger of God’, starring Gurmeet Ram Rahin Singh Insaan, is about a godman who is intent on playing Superman, or in any case, a do-gooder super-human being. Various controversies surround the film and this led to protests breaking out even before the release of the film and now that it has been screened, they have started afresh – ban demands too are being made. But that is another story.

Will ‘MSG: The Messenger of God’ be able to attain the cult status of, let’s say, Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’, ‘OMG OH MY GOD’, which actually preach the moral that one shouldn’t blindly follow saints and preachers!

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The film ‘Messenger of God’ is long and excruciatingly awful only for non-believers.

‘The Messenger of God’ starts off with an introductory song of Guruji aka Pitaji (Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan) and old footage of Indian political leaders. Guruji is an all rounder who, besides being a ‘Pitaji’ to everyone, is also an ace footballer, miracle worker, patriot, rapper and above all… a ‘farishta’. He has many firsts to his credits. Be it the organising ‘theme nights’ like ‘Ruhaani Jaam’ (renouncement of liquor), ‘Ru-Ba-Ru’ nights or even the introduction of a game called ‘Gurstick’ (a refined form of gilli daanda), Guruji spearheads everything with utmost ease and a never fading smile. Because of his ‘increasing-by-the second’ popularity, his detractor Khuraana hires a hitman Mike (Daniel Kaleb) in order to eliminate him, at the behest of ‘Don’.

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Additionally, the ‘Don’ also sends his suicide bomber to be a part of his Guruji’s ‘beti’ gang, which includes Kasam (Jayshree Soni), Alice (Olexandra Semen), a foreign media student wanting to make a documentary on Guruji and Muskaan (Flora Saini). On one fateful day, an inconsolable Kasam, on the eve of her wedding, reveals a stark reality about Guruji to Alice and Muskaan, which stuns and shocks them both. Around the same time, Guruji’s life also gets endangered under mysterious circumstances. Simultaneously, around the same time, Guruji’s girl gang discovers the real suicide bomber.

Who is the suicide bomber in Guruji’s beti gang, what is the actual motive to kill Guruji, what is the stunning truth that Kasam reveals to others about Guruji which stuns the rest and what ultimately happens of Guruji… is what forms the rest of the film.

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh starrer ‘Messenger of God’ (MSG) film’s music is just about passable, but the heavy duty hammering of the music and lyrics does make it resonate in your system even after the film is over. (Bollywood Hungama)

As far as the film is concerned, there is just one man who helms the show, right from the word go. Your guess is as good as ours. We are indeed talking about the multi faceted and the all rounder man himself Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan. As far as his direction and the story writing is concerned, the irony of the situation is that, even though he seems to clearly know as to what he wants to covey through the film, his sense of direction is not in the same alignment with the story. As a result of poor and amateurish direction, the film tends to suffer big time, and starts looking and behaving as a propaganda documentary of Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan. If MSG: THE MESSENGER is anything to go by, then, (with his noble intentions notwithstanding), Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan has miles to go in the department of direction and storytelling.

As far as the performances are concerned, it’s not rocket science to decipher as to who is the ‘star’ of the film. It seems that, seeing Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan on screen makes you feel that he is just enacting any other normal day from his real life. One may simply term it as ‘method acting’ or ‘getting into the character’. All said and done, he does a very ‘believable’ job at that, if not remarkable one. As they say, ‘You may love him, or hate him… but cant ignore him’! As far as the other actors are concerned, Flora Saini manages to make her presence in the film, which otherwise is dominated by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan. While Jayshree Soni does show sparks, other actors like Daniel Kaleb and Olexandra Semen are very average. One wonders as to what made a seasoned actor like Gaurav Gera say yes to the role in the film. He is totally wasted in the film.

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In ‘MSG’ (‘Messenger of God’), Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s antics seem to make the onscreen antics of Rajinikanth look like child’s play. (Bollywood Hungama)

The film’s music (Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan) is just about passable, but the heavy duty hammering of the music and lyrics does make it resonate in your system even after the film is over. The film’s background music (Amar Mohile) is the one which holds the film in its elements. The film’s editing (Sanjay Kumar Singh) is very bad and it shows in the uneven lip syncing of the characters in many places. Had the editing been crispy (fight sequence between Mike and Guruji and the ‘introduction’ of the reformed characters could have been chopped), the film definitely could have looked better. The film’s cinematography (Jagtar Singh Mangal) is strictly average.

On the whole, MSG: THE MESSENGER is a film that can be watched once… purely for the dynamics and the histrionics of the endearing Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan, whose onscreen antics seem to make the onscreen antics of Rajinikanth look like a child’s play!

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‘Roy’ movie boasts the sex appeal of Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Arjun Rampal, but it is up against a formidable foe (Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’ is a spent force having managed to cross Rs 100 cr in gross box office collections) in the form of the controversial godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan starrer, ‘MSG: The Messenger of God’. (Bollywood Hungama)

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    Shahrukh Rupani
    Feb 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm
    Dnt know how people in india like gurmeet can even think of becoming an actor. It requires a lot of courage to make such films...Very very bad work @gurmeet &jeetu arora. Hope u grow up someday. Previous year everybody said bad abt humshakals now dis tym it is humshakals 2 (MSG). These people r more encer s lik neeraj,ic dh illon saab ometimes . I s.ometimes think these s r paid by the makers of msg to fool the viewers
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      Shahrukh Rupani
      Feb 15, 2015 at 1:09 am
      Dr munish , harkrishan singh, shekhar shrirahhul u all r d biggest s. Fools. Liking or even seeing a movie like MSG is the biggest sin. Still thinking how gurmeet can even think of becoming an actor... movie MSG (HUMSHAKALS PART 2)
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        Ankit
        Jun 27, 2015 at 1:41 pm
        Everything is fake !!!
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          Ansh insan
          Feb 14, 2015 at 10:36 am
          Awesome what a great movie
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            Arshdeep Singh
            Feb 16, 2015 at 5:48 pm
            Wow! Went to cinemas to watch MSG Just to know what the movie posses Which has been around news on every medium for past 1 month.Some Shouting in Favour & some opposing it with fear of relegious tension saying it would hurt religious sentiments of many. I have watched & reviewing it on my experience. Its all entertaining Movie packed with action, Stunts,Songs ,good story . Importantly its Family movie leaving Great social messages . No vulgarity,item songs which too add to poitive aspect of movie. Will not say much just go & watch Make a Review on ur behalf.
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              Deepak kumar
              Jun 10, 2015 at 10:39 pm
              MSG is a reflection of welfare works initiated by saint gurmeet ram rahim singh ji insan.great movie wid lot of socialistic msg having suspence drama action. It also gives some moral lessons for huminity and to serve the huminity.Must watch.
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                sameer
                Feb 14, 2015 at 1:47 am
                Super duper hit #msg film gret
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                  Joginder
                  Jun 10, 2015 at 9:40 pm
                  Extra legendary work by the saint.His effort seems to be worthy to create some change in youth as such.
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                    Baljinder
                    Feb 14, 2015 at 11:46 am
                    Awesome Movie MSG , Dhan Dhan Satguru tera hi Aasra
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                      Rajesh
                      Jun 12, 2015 at 12:50 pm
                      He is a real Hero. Under their kind guidance Dear Sacha Sauda is doing 111 Welfare works.
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                        prince saneja
                        Feb 14, 2015 at 2:46 pm
                        Moovie me baba ji ne bahut hi acha role kiya h isse youth change hoga
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                          sonu kumar
                          Feb 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm
                          I like msg the messanger
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                            Preeti
                            Jun 10, 2015 at 10:57 pm
                            Its a nyc movie wid a inspiring storyline.. Loved the concept.. Drama,action, suspense, songs everythng is soooo gooood
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                              Prince
                              Jun 11, 2015 at 10:08 pm
                              Really osm movie.. Movie delivery many social welfare works such as plantation, blood donation, stop prosution, cleanliness campaign etc.. MSG encourage uth to do welfare works...Really this baba is so amazing ... MSG deserves first superhit of 2k15....
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                                Rajeev kumar
                                Jun 10, 2015 at 10:20 pm
                                Mene apni life me har trah ki or Duniya ki behtreen Muvie dekhi hai Par m s g the messenger Muvie dekhne k baad Mujhe aisa laga mano jaise Duniya me ane ki vajah Kya hai uska pata chl jana Har baar Mujhe har Muvie ek msg de kar jati hai par ye meri life ki pahli muvie hai jise dekh kr Mujhe jeena aya So all dear watch m s g the messenger
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                                  shalini
                                  Jun 11, 2015 at 11:26 am
                                  MSG the messenger of god is awosommm movie... Ye movie youth ko motivate krti hai samajik karyo mai hissa lene k liye....or nsha chorne k liye we love this movie.. And watched with my family.... :) MSG... MSG..MSG
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                                  1. Poonia4India
                                    Jun 11, 2015 at 2:08 pm
                                    MSG the messenger of god फ़िल्म Drug Mafia, वृत्ति,कन्या- भ्रूण हत्या इत्यादि के खिलाफ एक आंदोलन है
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                                      Shelly
                                      Jun 10, 2015 at 10:39 pm
                                      Dis mvie gives so many messages to d people, nd people wil chng dis is 1st mvie which wil do dis..so dis d bst bst bst mvie 4 d wrld.
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                                        Shelly
                                        Jun 10, 2015 at 10:42 pm
                                        Msg mvie gvs so many msgs to d people nd people wil chng aftr wtchng dis mvie nd dis is 1st mvie which wil chng d people nd do humanity, so dis is bst bst n bst mvie in dis world.
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                                          Sunil
                                          Feb 14, 2015 at 2:59 pm
                                          Awesome movie to watch shame on those who are against it...MSG Rocksss....
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                                            surendra kumar
                                            Jun 10, 2015 at 11:02 pm
                                            MSG is really a great movie with 20 social mage. Each and every mage is batter then previous one. Prosution revolution is one of the best mage of this movie. Every one must watch it and try to follow all these mages.
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