OMG 2 is a standalone sequel to the 2012 movie Oh My God!, starring Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, Yami Gautam Dhar, Govind Namdev, and Arun Govil.
Following a string of critical and commercial flops, actor Akshay Kumar is gearing up for a sort of comeback with the satirical comedy-drama OMG 2. Amit Rai wrote and directed the film, which also includes Pankaj Tripathi, Yami Gautam Dhar, Govind Namdev, and Arun Govil in significant roles. On August 11, OMG 2 will be released in theaters.
The Central Board of picture Certification (CBFC) has given the picture a ‘A’ (Adults Only) rating ahead of its release, while proposing more than 25 changes.
OMG 2 follows Kanti Sharan Mudgal, a devoted follower of Lord Shiva who lives in the temple town of Ujjain. His deity appears before him at a vital juncture and assists him in overcoming the obstacles he faces.
The film’s makers released a one-minute-and-26-second trailer earlier this month, providing a glimpse of the world of OMG 2 and introducing crucial characters, with Akshay playing Lord Shiva and actor Pankaj Tripathi playing a devotee. A powerful track from the film was also released a few days ago. The song, titled “Har Har Mahadev,” depicts Akshay Kumar in his Lord Shiva avatar executing a tremendous “tandav.” The song features a slew of followers dancing to high-octane beats while worshipping God.
However, in the midst of all the preparations, OMG 2 recently sparked a controversy when a monk from Ujjain’s Mahakaleshwar temple ordered that the sequences shot at the site be removed, according to news agency ANI. “The censor board has given the film Oh My God 2 a ‘A’ certificate,” said Mahesh Sharma, a priest of the Mahakaleshwar temple. This classification is only given to films with mature content. We urge that some scenes shot at the Mahakal temple be removed because they may hurt viewers’ religious sensibilities. If our demand is not met, we will stage nationwide protests.”
Given the state of his career at the moment, Akshay Kumar appears to have made a wise move with OMG 2, which serves as a standalone sequel to his 2012 hit, OMG – Oh My God! His most recent film, Raj Mehta’s Selfiee, was a colossal flop, generating only Rs 24.6 crore globally on a budget in excess of Rs 100 crore.