The release of OMG2 was highly anticipated, especially after the CBFC cuts on the movie a few days ago. It was expected that the release might be delayed, but the makers went ahead with the original date after tweaking the storyline a bit to suit the specifications of the CBFC. Though it has been given an “A” rating in India, in countries like the UAE, the movie was released with a “12A” rating, allowing children above the age of 12 to watch the movie.
Directed by Amit Rai, OMG2 stars Akshay Kumar who plays the Messenger of God. The CBFC had asked the makers to change his role to that of a messenger instead of Mahadev, which was the original characterization of the actor. Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam also feature in special roles in this movie.
Using a divine angle to focus on sex education in schools was always going to be a challenging topic, but Amit Rai shines in his storytelling. OMG2 hits the nail on its head without being too vulgar or crass about anything. Pankaj Tripathi is the actual hero of the story. His expressions, body language and command over the Hindi language steal the show completely, and it is not a mean feat considering he had Akshay Kumar next to him in most of the scenes!
What’s the story all about?
Sharan Mudgal (Pankaj Tripathi), a kind-hearted person, is a devotee of Lord Shiva. He lives a simple life and earns his livelihood by running a puja shop near a temple. His life changes one day when his son, Vivek (Aarush Verma) is admitted to the hospital. Sharan is on the verge of giving up on everything and fleeing from the place with his family when a Messenger of God (Akshay Kumar) interrupts him and urges him to fight for his son’s rights.
Amit Rai has taken a challenging yet sensitive subject in OMG2, but he has managed to do full justice to the script. Not once do we see any faltering from the storyline or crass language being used. Well, even if the storyline doesn’t interest you much, you can watch the movie just for the brilliance of Pankaj Tripathi and the divine swag of Akshay Kumar!