OMG 2, starring Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, and Yami Gautam, premiered to modest numbers last week, given that it competed with Sunny Deol’s Gadar 2.
Not to mention, the Central Board of picture Certification approved the picture with “a few modifications” and gave it a ‘A’ rating. According to the CBFC, ‘UA’ certification signifies that minors under the age of 12 can see a film with parental supervision. Adults (aged 18 and up) can watch a film in public if it has a ‘A’ certificate.
The plot of the film centres around Kanti Sharan Mudgal (Tripathi), a devotee of Lord Shiva (Kumar) who seeks justice for his son (Aarush Varma) after a video of him masturbating in school is posted online, resulting in him being embarrassed and punished.
Akshay’s character is depicted advising Pankaj on how to stand up to the school administration and its legal experts. The film emphasises the necessity of sex education in Indian classrooms. However, because OMG 2 received an A certificate, Aarush, who plays a key role in the film, was not permitted to attend the screening because he is 16 years old.
The film also sparked controversy after a monk from the Mahakaleshwar temple issued a legal notice to the producers demanding that a scene taken on temple grounds be removed.
The priest of the Mahakal temple Mahesh Sharma told ANI, “We demand that all the shots related to the Mahakal temple, Lord Shiva, and shots related to Mahakal premises should be removed from the movie. For this, we have sent legal notices to the filmmakers of the movie. If the scenes were not removed, then we will get a criminal case registered. We will also knock on the doors of the High Court and will demand that the movie should be banned in the whole country.”
OMG 2 saw a significant increase in revenue on Sunday, earning Rs 17.55 crore, bringing the total to Rs 43.11 crore. Amit Rai wrote and directed the film, which is produced by Cape of Good Films and Wakaoo. The film is marketed as a spiritual sequel to OMG – Oh My God!, which was released in 2012 and starred Kumar and Paresh Rawal.