‘OMG 2’ Surpasses Expectations: Clinches Spot as the Fourth Highest-Grossing Adult Rated Film in Bollywood
As ‘OMG 2’ continues its theatrical triumph, the film has officially become the fourth highest-grossing adult-certified film of Bollywood, further proving the demand and relevance of its core message. But beyond its box office accolades, ‘OMG 2’ has played a pivotal role in transforming the conversation around sex education in India.
Directed by Amit Rai, ‘OMG 2’ stands as a sequel to the highly successful satirical comedy ‘OMG’. With a stellar cast featuring Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, Arun Govil, Govind Namdeo, and Yami Gautam, the film, released on August 11, swiftly collected nearly ₹150 crores at the global box office.
At its heart, ‘OMG 2’ showcases an unwavering commitment to authenticity. The film provides a responsible representation of sex education, ensuring viewers are presented with a rare, thoughtful, and deep portrayal. It serves as more than just entertainment, but as an essential edutainment tool that testifies to cinema’s transformative power.
In an unprecedented move, an education society in Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra, has become the first in India to announce the inclusion of the subject, as portrayed in the film, in their school curriculums. This landmark decision emphasizes the film’s influence and its ability to inspire real-world change.
Launched on World Youth Day, ‘OMG 2’ is primarily aimed at young audiences, equipping them with crucial knowledge and perspectives about sex education. Despite its noble intentions, the ‘Adults Only’ rating it received in India stands in stark contradiction to its mission. Beyond its Indian roots, the film addresses universal issues surrounding sex education, underlining its global relevance.
With its compelling narrative, ‘OMG 2’ underscores the significance of art and media as catalysts for societal change. The film not only challenges stigmas surrounding sex education but also the very censorship it faces, emphasizing the need for a more informed and inclusive society.
Critics and viewers alike have lauded the film’s approach, urging for a more inclusive rating that would allow the very demographic that can benefit the most from its message to watch it.
Besides the release of “OMG2”, Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming films include his debut in Marathi cinema with ‘Vedat Marathe Veer Daudle Saat’ where he portrays the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj‘, the real life story of chief mining engineer Jaswant Singh Gill in ‘Capsule Gill’, the Hindi remake of Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru, “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan” with Tiger Shroff releasing Eid 2024, the high-octane aviation based film “Sky Force”, the threequel to ‘Hera Pheri’, and the 5th instalment of the mega-comedy franchise “Housefull 5”.