New Delhi: After its successful theatrical run on August 11, the highly anticipated sequel, OMG 2, is set to grace the digital screens of Netflix. Starring Bollywood heavyweights Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi, this comedy-drama is creating waves with its imminent OTT release on October 8.
Here are three key details you should know about this much-awaited movie:
1. Sequel to Bollywood Gem: OMG 2 follows in the footsteps of its 2012 predecessor, Oh! My God. The original film, renowned for its thought-provoking themes and witty humor, resonated deeply with audiences. Now, the sequel aims to continue the legacy.
2. Star-Studded Cast: Leading the charge are the versatile Akshay Kumar and the ever-talented Pankaj Tripathi. Their remarkable performances in the film are expected to captivate viewers once again as they delve into a subject of utmost significance.
3. Box Office Triumph: Despite facing formidable competition from Sunny Deol’s Gadar 2, OMG 2 managed to cross the remarkable milestone of Rs 200 crore in global box office collections. Its commercial success underscores the anticipation surrounding its OTT release.
OMG 2 releasing on Netflix soon
Netflix officially confirmed the OTT premiere date for OMG 2 via a post on their official X handle. The announcement was accompanied by a playful message that resonated with the film’s title, reading, “We’ve got great news for you, and OMG can you tell we’re 2 excited? #OMG2 arrives 8 October, on Netflix!”
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) October 3, 2023
Director Amit Rai revealed that the movie had been awarded an A certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) following substantial edits to make it suitable for adult audiences. However, the uncensored version will be available for streaming. In an interview with PTI, Rai expressed his stance, stating, “We have decided that we will show the original film (on streaming), a film that the censor never wanted people to see, but… The public has seen the film and given their verdict. If the censor board doesn’t understand it, what do we say?”
Rai went on to share his disappointment about not securing a U/A certificate despite his efforts. In a bid to comply with the CBFC’s requirements, the movie underwent 27 audio and visual modifications before its release.
OMG 2’s narrative revolves around the crucial issue of sex education within the Indian educational system. Amit Rai’s direction brings this important topic to the forefront, with Yami Gautam Dhar, Arun Govil, and Govind Namdev joining the ensemble cast alongside Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi.
As the clock ticks closer to October 8, Bollywood enthusiasts and fans of the original film are gearing up for the digital premiere of OMG 2. With its star-studded cast and a socially relevant storyline, this release promises to be a significant event in the world of Indian cinema.