Akshay Kumar’s depiction as Lord Krishna in Oh My God back in 2012 sparked a number of important issues about societal norms. He is back with OMG 2 Movie after an absence of 11 years, this time acting as Lord Shiva’s representative. While Paresh Rawal played the lead in the first film, Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam took the starring roles in the follow-up.
The plot of OMG 2 Movie
Most of India still views sex education as a taboo subject. But with OMG 2, filmmaker Amit Rai hopes to start a discussion about its inclusion in school curricula. The storyline of OMG 2 Movie centers on how Vivek (Aarush Varma)’s mental health is affected by an incident of schoolyard masturbation and how this affects how society views his entire family. Lord Shiva sends his messenger (Akshay Kumar) to support the family in trying times and help them out of the predicament when all hope and spirit has been lost. The messenger prompts Kanti Sharan Mudgal’s (Pankaj Tripathi) father to initiate a lawsuit against the school and several other social misinformants. In OMG 2, the story of the case and how Kanti Sharan Mudgal breaks the taboo are revealed.
What works well here?
Where credit is due, OMG 2 is attempting to address a subject that most people in the industry would avoid. The team manages to leave a message but does so in a very fun way as they handle sex education and masturbation. The story is told with plenty of humor and dramatic courtroom scenes, especially in the second half. The story is introduced in the first 20 minutes, but Akshay Kumar is introduced in the first half. The action speeds up and continues steadily till the interval.
Although there is a slight lull in the middle of the second half, the action ramps up significantly in the last 40 minutes. It’s possible to cry during an episode of the pre-climax in the hospital because it hits the correct emotional note. Then, in the climax, there is another intense monologue that serves as a significant claptrap and conveys a sense of success. The climax includes another inspiring scene with a sex worker.
All of the Akshay Kumar-centric segments are enjoyable and make you smile. In contrast to OMG (2012), this one assists his believer in a special way. When compared to Gadar 2, there is a scene in the second half that will undoubtedly be highly appreciated and serve as an Easter egg to what is going on. The dialogue is beautifully done, particularly the humorous one-liners that are woven throughout the story. The story’s ability to make you empathize with Vivek, Kanti, and their family and restore your faith in the outcome is OMG’s finest triumph.
What Is Ineffective?
It takes a little while to warm up to the debate in the early part of the case and the courtroom sequences are less powerful than one might have hoped given the topic at issue. Some of the family-centric scenes in the first half have a tendency to get a touch too funny. These flaws can be overlooked in the grand picture of the movie’s message, though.
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Although there will undoubtedly be comparisons to the previous installment. It will be crucial for audiences to view OMG 2 independently. The subject of OMG was much more all-encompassing. But this one is a bit more taboo, making it difficult to diverge from the fight for comic relief. The censor board’s suggestions to change some scenes and dialogue do serve as a distraction, especially in close-up views. The production quality is adequate for the film’s genre.
Lord Akshay Kumar Shiva’s messenger plays a crucial role in the plot and performances with the finest finesse. His on-screen persona and speech are invariably endearing. You can feel a sense of success when the film comes to a close. Pankaj Tripathi’s depiction of Kanti Sharan Mudgal steals the show. He underplays himself in the first half before stepping up in the second. He delivers all the one-liners with his trademark poker look and excels at all the monologues while arguing the case. Although Yami Gautam performs admirably as prosecutor Kamini, the character’s transition arc could have been handled more skillfully. Be wary of the assurance with which she fights her case; you can see it in her body language.