Who can forget the 70s and 80s! As the lights went out in the theaters and the credits started to roll, the proceedings used to start with 'taali maar' (clapworthy) couplets like, 'Fanoos ban ke jiski hifazat hawa kare, Who shama kya bujhe jise roshan khuda kare'.
Farah Khan's OM SHANTI OM is a tribute to that era, the psychedelic 70s and 80s! No wonder that the much awaited promo of the film commences with, 'Noor-e-haq, Sham-e-ilaahi ko bhuja sakta hai kaun (The ultimate true light, the light of God, cannot be extinguished), Jiska haami ho khuda, Use mita sakta hai kaun' (One who is protected by God, cannot be obliterated).
The trailor then has Shah Rukh Khan saying (in the background), 'Take 2, Ladies and gentlemen, Kehte hain, agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaho to puri kaynat use tumse milane ki koshish mein lag jati hai. Aap sab ne mujhe meri chaahat se mila diya. Hmmmmmm. Thanks, thanks very much. Hamari filmon ki tarah hamari zindagi mein bhi end tak sab kuch theek hi ho jaata hai. Happees Ending! Aur agar theek na ho to woh 'The End' nahin! Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost. Picture abhi baaki hai haan.'
(Translated- 'Take 2, Ladies and gentlemen, It is said that if you want something from the bottom of your heart and soul then the entire universe tries to unite both of you. All of you helped me get my love. Hmmmmmm. Thanks, thanks very much. Like in our films, even in our lives, it's all sorted out by the end. Happees Endings! And if all is not fine, then it's not 'The End! The film is not over my friend. There is more to come.)
While the above commentary continues, graphics from 'OM SHANTI OM' play on. It is obvious that the movie recreates scenes from a few blockbusters of the 70s and 80s, and Shah Rukh Khan imitates a few superstars from the era!