OMG2 story: A diehard bhakt of Lord Shiva, Kanti Sharan Mudgal (Pankaj Tripathi) is pressured to query his personal ideas and societal norms on morality, faith and intercourse after his son will get expelled from college on grounds of obscenity.
OMG2 assessment: A video by an nameless particular person captures Kanti’s troubled teen son Vivek, masturbating (‘selfie’ as a slang) within the college washroom.
As soon as the video goes viral, the college expels Vivek (a superb Aarush Varma) to salvage its picture and status. Ashamed of his son’s vulgar act and fearing the general public outrage, Kanti decides to flee along with his household to an undisclosed location. His son’s suicide makes an attempt and declining psychological well being owing to humiliation and bullying, compel him to open his eyes and query his personal understanding of being a father or mother and an grownup.
Spiritual and God-fearing Kanti decides to sue the college for the psychological harassment triggered to his son. He holds the elite instructional establishment accountable for being negligent in direction of their pupil’s want for intercourse schooling and proper to info. The college appoints English talking Kamini Maheshwari (Yami Gautam) as their defence lawyer. The latter argues that ‘masturbation is a sin’, our conservative society isn’t prepared for intercourse schooling but and there is a motive why non-public components are known as non-public. Their contradicting views and verbal change in court docket in entrance of a reasonably pleasant choose (Pavan Malhotra as Decide Purushottam Nagar) varieties the story. The movie does take just a few liberties in depiction of the court docket proceedings. You may even inform who’s successful the authorized battle fought on ethical grounds nevertheless it’s nonetheless fairly fascinating.
It’s uncommon for sequels to outshine the unique and writer-director Amit Rai’s intelligent and crisp courtroom comedy fulfils this mammoth process. A non secular sequel to Umesh Shukla’s OMG – Oh My God! (2012), OMG 2 hits the nail on the top whereas addressing a reasonably delicate matter. Humorous, fearless and entertaining, Rai doesn’t play secure. His writing challenges the established order and but upholds the sanctity of faith, dignity and India’s household values. His language is desi and voice, progressive. The social dramedy dares to start a dialogue and dialog perceived as awkward. It calls out the parental flaws which were lengthy buried underneath the garb of tradition.
Most significantly, it’s a brave try to grasp the unstated distance between desi mother and father and their youngsters. How many people are snug watching a lovemaking scene in a film in entrance of our mother and father? Why are vagina and penis given names and never addressed as vagina and penis! Why is there no discuss on the menstrual cycle in colleges? Porn is accessible freely on the web however intercourse schooling is a taboo. Girls can maybe be safer within the nation if males know extra about their sexual wants and bounds?
The primary half is extra gripping however by its 2 hours, 36 minutes runtime, the narrative would not get preachy or sluggish. Akshay Kumar, who had a cameo within the earlier movie, will get a bigger half to play right here because the messenger of God (altered from enjoying God to his messenger after the CBFC modification). There are at the least 27 modifications made for Indian viewing so anticipate bizarre dubbing in components. The A score is a matter given how necessary this movie is for households and youngsters.
OMG 2 boasts of a proficient ensemble solid. Pankaj Tripathi is great as a father torn between guilt and anger. Akshay’s starry presence and hippie look make an impression. He buzzing ‘Udd jaa Kaale Kaava’ of Gadar is a chef’s kiss, for the reason that two movies (Gadar 2 and OMG 2) conflict on the field workplace. Yami Gautam is honest however the try to challenge her as a menacing lawyer by resorting to over the shoulder digital camera angles don’t work.
OMG2 exhibits you the way a movie may be entertaining, socially related and informative. You don’t want to depart your mind behind to have an excellent giggle. Take your loved ones alongside to observe this fascinating mix of social commentary and humour.