OSO finished 7 hours ago. The computer room at my hotel has just opened, in fact I rushed down here early and they kindly opened up for me - I had to get here as fast as I could to write down first impressions. Apologies that I'm not using the spoiler facility - too much to say. What a rush! What an experience! 3 hours spent grinning from ear to ear (apart from Om's death). I loved it, loved it, loved it! Even though most of the cinema references sailed past me (though I was very proud to be able to pick up on some) it was genuinely funny, easily the funniest Shahrukh film that I have seen. It also seemed incredibly dense in its use of these details, so the film felt very complex to me, even though it probably wasn't. You felt you had to be alert every second in case you missed something. Oh it must have been fun to make! srk - again his acting has scaled new heights. In effect he plays 3 characters, first Om, second Om and the blending of the two after he realises he is reincarnated. This is similar to Don, where his best, most complex moments are Don playing Vijay playing Don. His comedy acting was beautifully done, without the classic srk expressions and gestures which we love so much, but which can sometimes detract from the character. The range from 1970s blah, to spoilt superstar brat to the dramatic scenes at the end were stunning. My esteem for him just grows and grows. What a year he has had, first with Kabir Khan and now a mix of Oms. The music - stunning, beautiful, relevant. I thought I had seen Daard e Disco so many times on the internet that it would be a bit ho-hum. However, I could say the whole movie was worth seeing just for the sight of Shahrukh's magnificent jean-clad body rising up out of the water. He is a god!!!!! I won't say much about the plot, sets, costumes, etc. Suffice to say they were fantastic. The plot just worked, the visuals overwhelmed. The final sequence, a reinterpretation of the stage musical The Phantom of the Opera, including masked figures on a staircase, chandelier and a phantom, sends shivers down my spine even thinking about it now. Someone has given Farah Khan a giant paintpot and said "Go your hardest". She has created a visual masterpiece - admittedly big, bold, overloaded, but dazzling. My admiration for her knows no bounds. What struck a chord with me most was that part this of film is about us. Om's love for Shanti, just a dream on the big screen, was what every one of us here feel for this darling man of ours. I, Chris, would gladly jump into the flames to save him if I had to. Luxia would do it without a moment's thought. I'm sure so would Wafa, and Brita, Gai, Cherine, Andrea, and just about every one of us here. We can all understand that unquestioning love and devotion that can lead to big emotions, risking our lives, if not literally, at least part of our lives, for the sake of a dream. How strange then was it to see the object of all our hearts and desires playing the role that we play out here every day. You're one of us Om. PS: I have just been to see it for a second time, so two views within 15 hours - same reaction. I gasped at the same moments, melted the same, laughed the same. I would happily go for a third session if I could.