August 11, 2023

Film: OMG-2

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, Yami Gautam Dhar, Govind Namdev, Arun Govil, Pavan Malhotra, Parag Chhapekar and Brijendra Kala

Genre: Court Room Drama

Director: Amit Rai


By Yogesh Mishra

Director Amit Rai's OMG-2 is a big satire on the Indian education system. The film talks about the lack of sex education in the country that compels teenagers to make mistakes or follow the wrong practises.

The story revolves around Kanti Sharan Mudgal (Pankaj Tripathi), who is a big devotee of Lord Shiva. One day his son was thrown out of the school by school management for masturbating in the school toilet, and some of his school friends made a secret video of the same and made it viral on the net. Kanti, along with his son, feels the greater heat from society and relatives for it, but since Kanti was a big devotee of Lord Shiva (Mahakaal), Lord Shiva sends a messenger (Akshay Kumar) to help him come out of this situation. As suggested by God's messenger from time to time, Kanti follows that and sues the school management along with a few others indirectly responsible for misguiding his son, including himself in court. Kamini Maheshwari (Yami Gautam Dhar), an expert senior lawyer, fights the case on behalf of school management and three others. On the other side, Kanti himself fought for this case since none of the lawyers were ready to stand against Kamini like a senior expert lawyer. Does Kanti get justice in court? Does Kanti and his son regain their lost prestige in society? To know the answers to all these questions, one must watch the film.

Actor Akshay Kumar's role is small but impactful. He grabs the attention of the audience whenever he comes on screen. Pankaj Tripathi is the centre of attraction in the film. It won't be wrong to say that he is the heart and soul of the film. His acting is natural and fits fully into this role. Yami Gautam Dhar, in the role of a lawyer, looked pretty and caught the attention of the audience. She impresses the audience with her natural and fine pleading style. Apart from them, other artists like Govind Namdev, Arun Govil, Pavan Malhotra, Brijendra Kala, Parag Chhapekar etc. have also justified their parts in the film.

Although music does not play a major role in the film, the music by Vikram Montrose, Hansraj Raghuvanshi, Djstrings Pranaay, and Sandesh Shandilya enhances the beauty of the film.

Overall, this is a nice attempt that may start a discussion on sex education in the country in a positive way. Amit Rai's direction is good, and despite having a bit of controversial and debatable content, he balanced things nicely. Although the content is bold, the film gives a strong message. It is recommended to watch this at least once. So why wait? Go and watch it in your nearest cinema hall.

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