MSG: The Messanger of God | Movie Review 13 Feb 2015   555



Cast: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, Jayshree Soni, Flora Asha Saini, Gaurav Gera
Direction: Jeetu Arora Insan, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan
Genre: Drama
Duration: 3 hours 17 minutes

Critic’s Rating

Times of India (TOI):

MSG is an indescribable mind-numbing experience. It’s so unapologetic in nature that it renders you speechless. As you watch the saint revel in his fantasy-filled heroics for over three hours, strutting in atrocious clothing and modified cars, you are appalled by his narcissism. Yet, for some strange reason, you choose to tolerate his self-indulgence, hoping to decode his psyche.
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Bollywood Hungama:

Bollywood, as we all know that, is one contradictory place, wherein one film contradicts the other. While there are films like PK, OMG OH MY GOD which preach the moral that one shouldn’t blindly follow the saints and preachers, there are other films which are based on the preachers themselves! This week’s release MSG: THE MESSENGER is about one such preacher. Will this film be able to attain the cult status as the aforementioned other films, lets analyze.
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MSG, formerly known as Messenger Of God and now retitled as The Messenger (one of the options for the title indeed was “MSG The Son Of God”), might be a theatrical release but this can, by no means, be called a piece of cinema.
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Unbridled messianic zeal is the driving force behind MSG – The Messenger. The 200-minute film is a one-man show. That one man is a bundle of energy for whom nothing is impossible. This terribly turgid film is a platform for Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to demonstrate his versatility to his flock. He has written the film, co-directed it with Jeetu Arora and co-produced it.
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Indian Express:

Koi kehta hai sant, koi kehta hai farishta, koi kehta hai guru, koi kehta hai bhagwaan, par hum toh hai sirf ek Insaan!’ With this declaration, at which thunderous applause ensues amongst the genuflecting ‘bhakts’ in the tiny South Delhi auditorium, ‘The Messenger Of God‘ starts ticking off his list. Drugs? Dhishoom. Alcohol? Dhadaam. Bald baddie speaking bad English out to assassinate him? Bang bang.
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