“OMG 2” was released by Amit Tiwari as a follow-up to the 2012 movie “OMG! – Oh My God.” Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal both starred in the film. Pankaj Tripathi and Akshay Kumar play the key roles in the 2023 movie. It is a comedic satire that explores delicate subjects like religion and devotion.
OMG! – Oh My God
A 2012 film directed by Umesh Shukla, stars Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles. Paresh Rawal plays a middle class man who is a business owner of an antique shop where idols of gods and deities are sold. He however is an atheist. This causes him more profit is what he assumes.
One day, a low-magnitude earthquake entirely destroys his shop, and he is furious that his family accuses him of causing it and claims that his cynicism and lack of faith are to blame for the tragedy in their life. Being told to leave, he files a lawsuit against God claiming that what occurred to his place of business was a “Act of God” because his shop is the only one that has sustained any damage.
The film introduces the character of Krishna Vasudev Yadav who is played by Akshay Kumar, is Lord Krishna himself who is here to watch over Kanji, Paresh Rawal’s character, who is undergoing a difficult time.
The film follows the plot of trying to tell people about why they shouldn’t believe in godmen and that devotion is not something that should be commercialised.
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The New Installment OMG 2
OMG 2 releases in theatres nationwide tomorrow 11th August 2023 and stars Pankaj Tripathi in the lead along with Akshay Kumar, this time as Lord Shiva. The story revolves around Kanti Sharan Mudgal, played by Pankaj Tripathi and his family who are facing an unlikely problem of his son being expelled due to breaking code of conduct.
The man of the family and staunch believer of Mahadev, Lord Shiva sets out to leave the city but an epiphany by God stops him from doing that. Instead, he files a lawsuit against the school that expelled his son in a way of protesting against the education system. The film is directed by Amit Rai and also features Yami Gautam and other prominent actors.
Pankaj Tripathi on the CBFC’s rating for OMG 2
Pankaj Tripathi is an Indian actor born in 1976. He started acting in films in 2003 and got small roles which slowly built up his experience. Although the rise in popularity of OTT gave his career an exponential boost and he is one of the most celebrated self made actors. He is known for his natural style of subtle acting and has been in shows like “Mirzapur” and “Sacred Games”. But one of his most remembered roles is from “Gangs of Wasseypur”.
All films are rated by the Central Board of Film Certification in India, which also conducts a censorship check. The censor board has given the movie “OMG 2” an A rating since it emphasizes sex education for Indian youngsters who are ignorant of this subject and end up acting inappropriately, for which they are then penalized.
Pankaj Tripathi, who plays the film’s protagonist, expressed unhappiness with this choice because it would prevent the audience on which they had primarily concentrated from experiencing a live theatre performance. In order to allow youngsters under the age of 18 to view it with adult supervision, he hopes the board will reconsider its decision and alter it to U/A.