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OMG 2 Review: Pankaj Tripathi Carries Film On Shoulder, Akshay’s Best Performance In Last 2 Years

I was both fascinated and a little nervous when I initially learned that OMG 2 will address the topic of sex education. It seemed inevitable that Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, and company would either succeed in tackling the sensitive subject of sex and sex education or it could go horribly wrong. Now that I’ve seen the movie, I can state with confidence that they succeeded in tackling the matter sensitively and making you think as well.

OMG In episode 2, Kanti Sharan Mudgal (Pankaj Tripathi) is fighting a case against his son’s school and people who gave him false information about sex in court.
In addition, Kanti brings a lawsuit against himself for abandoning his son. He is up against Kamini in court (Yami Gautam is the attorney). He makes a point on the value of sex education throughout the film.

When compared to OMG: Oh My God, where Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar played balanced heroes, OMG 2 is blatantly a Pankaj Tripathi production. The entire weight of the movie lies on Pankaj’s shoulders. With this potent but understated performance, he serves as a reminder of what a fantastic actor he is. Akshay enters in the background to provide the required prod. It might be his strongest performance in the past two years; his part seems to be an extended cameo. He doesn’t overshadow Pankaj in his scenes with his star power but helps him elevate his scenes.

Yami, on the other hand, exudes menace in her role as the defense attorney. In the courtroom and on screen, the actress gives Pankaj a good competition and does it in a way that makes you dislike her. The supporting cast gives strong performances when given the opportunity. They maintain the movie’s course.

The storyline for the movie features the strongest superpower. Amit Rai doesn’t attempt to bolster the impact by including extraneous details. The entire plot of the movie The Horse Blinders is centered on sex education. Amit also sensitively approaches the issue, resulting in a film that is both powerful and thought-provoking. The second half is bound to feel preachy because the objective of the film is to urge people that it’s okay to talk about sex but it needs to be handled with care.

Although the plot is maintained on track, the humor in the banter is what propels the movie forward. Amit takes care to explain his ideas in a way that won’t be offensive to anyone watching, and he also throws in a few slang terms to keep the humor going.

This is where I start to have a problem with the movie. Amit chooses to use just genuine Hindi in an effort to avoid misrepresenting a statement or a dialogue. There were times when I struggled with translation because the language is so sophisticated. In the first half, the problem was more noticeable. It was difficult to keep up with this. Thankfully, the discussions in the second half are a little more relaxed, which helps me understand the statements.

The pace of the movie, especially in the first half, is another concern I had with it. The first half seems to be moving quickly towards the intermission in order to fit in the main plot point, present God’s messenger, and convene the court. You have a lot to comprehend by the time you reach the halfway point. The second half, thankfully, feels much more disjointed.

OMG 2 makes a compelling argument for why it shouldn’t be an Adults Only movie and that it wants to start talks about sex education rather than de-sensitize the topic.

OMG 2 is unlike OMG: Oh My God. The first part had a little more comedy and a breezy approach. However, OMG 2 is heavy on dialogue and serious. Although it could feel preachy, it deserves a watch.

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