OMG 2 Review: Well-Intentioned and Deserves all your love!

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There were 2 movies released today one was Gadar 2 and one is OMG 2. I decided to watch OMG 2 first as being a fan of Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi. So if we talk about the film, then OMG 2, which has no connections with the 1st part, is a story of a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva whose name is Kanti Sharan Mudgal is a simple man and is loved by everyone in his family and by the people of Ujjain as he faces a problem which causes some immoral conduct done by his son as he decides to leave the city until a divine power comes into his life which helps him to fight the people in court who caused his son as well as him the problems and fights for truth. Will he prove his point correctly?

Cast- Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, Yami Gautam Dhar, Pawan Malhotra, Govind Namdev, Brijendra Kala and Arun Govil

Produced By- Aruna Bhatia, Vipul Shah, Rajesh Bahl and Ashwin Varde

Directed By- Amit Rai                                          

Runtime- 2 Hours 36 Minutes

If we talk about the film then, First of all, Kudos to the makers, the cast and the whole crew for thinking this courageously and serving this type of Subject in a comic way. The way they have presented the whole subject is beautiful and so well made in every scene and in courtroom scenes too, where they talk about Sex Education, Masturbation and other topics are presented so beautifully that in some courtroom scenes are clap worthy, funny and emotional which is the best plus point of the movie. The best thing about the film is that it won’t make you feel bored.

From my point of view, I think this movie could be the boldest movie ever made to present a topic like sex education which is not discussed or taught in schools and applause to the makers for making this courageous step successful. The important thing which everyone should read is “NO GODS HAVE BEEN INSULTED IN THIS MOVIE”, as everybody thought that controversies would happen and due to what happened to Adipurush, Censor Board decided to make 27 Cuts in the movie, which I think somewhere made the movie lose some crucial scenes.

Also, the opening scene of the movie, which shows us the Mahakaleshwar Temple was so good and so well shot, and the pre-interval scene of Akshay Kumar being full of Bhasma and dancing was superb as there were many dialogues of Akshay Kumar, which gave me goosebumps as I only imagined him as Lord Shiva and not Shiva’s Doot which according to me got it well throughout the movie. And if I am honest, Akshay Kumar’s role was not that much significant it more felt like an extended cameo, but that also was on point like where he needed, he came, and I think every god is like that. I have to credit the dialogue writer who wrote the dialogue of Akshay Kumar in a quirky way. The combo of Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi was right on the money as the chemistry, banter and discussion between those two was something I hoped to see and got it.

As the movie is for Adults (A) and also on Sex Education, it would feel more weird and awkward to see it with your family, the reason being the subject of the movie and some scenes which can make you feel awkward. Another negative point which was for me was they did give character build, but in the 1st half, some scenes were randomly changing to the next scenes, which might have been removed by the Censor board, and they too changed some dialogues, which was seen through the lip-sync as these were the negative points for me. Let’s talk about the performances:

  • For me, Akshay Kumar is my 1st favourite actor, having seen him in many roles, I personally feel this is his best performance after Padman as having not have many roles compared to the 1st OMG movie, still, It felt fresh and good to see him on the big screens after 6 Months (In which, 2 movies could already he would have released) and he was perfect in every frame. His banters with the police and Pankaj Tripathi, his dialogues, his pre-interval look, everything looked perfect, and he suited as Lord Shiva/Shiva’s Doot.
  • Pankaj Tripathi is a once-in-a-decade actor for me. He can pull off any character, making it so easy to perform in this movie; he had such a sweet role that makes you smile in every frame. He is in the limelight of the movie as he indeed has a different Point Of View for everyone when Lord Shiva gives a hint/explains it to him. Pankaj Tripathi, in a matter of performance, hands down, it was top-notch as he proved his excellence yet again.
  • Yami Gautam Dhar was too good, and it was cool to see her in the negative shade as she was on point as a lawyer against Pankaj Tripathi, having serious expressions and having great screen time and great performance. If she had more screen time, she could have done greater than this
  • The one person who has a special mention today is Pawan Malhotra. He was funny as the judge in every scene he was involved with both the co-actors, and his conversations with the court people were funny and somewhere sarcastic. His witty humour and confused face were something I loved in the film
  • Not having much screen time, still doing justice to their characters, Govind Namdev and Arun Govil did have a good role. Especially when you see Arun Govil on screen, you will surely get nostalgia for Ramayana. The same goes for Govind Namdev from 1st part of OMG—good performances from both.
  • Also, appreciation for Aarush Varma, who was Pankaj Tripathi’s son in the movie, was given a good screen presence, and he did a pretty good job in the movie.

So overall, in conclusion, OMG 2 is a courageous, bold, beautiful and well-made movie that focuses on the serious subject of Sex Education but in a funny way; the main thing about the movie is that it will not bore you and entertain you throughout the film with the strong performances of Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam Dhar. As said before, it’s up to you to watch it alone or with family as it’s an A-rated movie. And about Gadar 2, tomorrow it is. OMG, 2 is recommended to watch it in theatres.



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