The recently released Hindi comedy film OMG 2, which hit theaters on August 11, 2023, has been garnering exceptional reviews. This movie is a sequel to the 2012 film OMG: Oh My God, known for its satirical take on religion and superstitions. Leading the cast are Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, and Yami Gautam. The film is under the direction of Amit Rai and has been brought to the audience by Viacom18 Studios.
At its core, the movie centers on the significance of sex education within our society. The narrative follows Akshay Kumar’s portrayal of a sexologist who endeavors to promote understanding and awareness about matters of sex and sexuality, with a particular focus on teenagers. The film sheds light on the interactions of his character with people, underlining his efforts to dispel ignorance. In parallel, Pankaj Tripathi’s role as a traditionalist father adds a dynamic layer as he grapples with his son’s curiosity and inquiries surrounding sex.
The film has received an A certification from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which means that it is suitable only for adults above the age of 18. The CBFC has given this certification because of the explicit and bold content of the film, which deals with topics like masturbation, menstruation, contraception, homosexuality, etc.
OMG 2 Actor Aarush Varma and his petition
Aarush Varma is a 16-year-old actor who plays the role of Vivek, Pankaj Tripathi’s son in OMG 2. He is also a student of class 11 in Mumbai. He has filed a petition for the removal of A certification from OMG 2 on Change.org.
In his formal plea, he expresses that he played a role in the movie without experiencing any discomfort or unease during the filming process. He further states that the film is specifically targeted towards individuals of his own age group and parents who may find discussions about sex education challenging. He emphasizes that the film has the potential to serve as an enlightening experience and a valuable knowledge resource for those who lack awareness or hold misconceptions about matters of sex and sexuality.
His petition reads, “My name is Aarush Varma. I am an actor and I played the character of Vivek in the film OMG 2. The film talks about the importance and need of sex education in schools.
The entire purpose of making this film as much as I know from my director Amit Rai Sir was to open discussions on the need of Sex Education but unfortunately the film itself has become a subject of discussion with being given an A certificate. We were so many kids in the film and we never felt uncomfortable shooting the film. It is a film meant for children my age and also parents who are uncomfortable talking about Sex education. This film could have been an eye opener. Being a 16 year old I know the issues we face and there are so many things for which we do not find the right answer. I urge all of you to help me sign this petition so that the government reviews the stand of A certificate and make it U/A so that all my friends can see it. Yours Aarush Varma – Vivek of OMG 2.”
His petition has received support and praise for his initiative. Some of the comments on his petition are:
“The film is meant for teenagers and has busted many myths related to masturbation and deals with sex education. Parents are generally uncomfortable talking to kids about the topic ….so this is an excellent platform to educate children about it”
“This movie is brilliant and all about knowledge to be given to kids these days, sex education is one of the topic finally Bollywood came up with so openly. If kids are only not allowed to watch then how it’s going to impact anyway.”
“it’s better that we talk about it and explain rather than the youth finding information from unreliable sources.”
“If the movie doesn’t get a universal certificate, the whole purpose of the film is lost. The message should reach one and all.”
OMG 2’s ‘A’ Certification Had Disappointed Akshay Kumar As Well
OMG 2, featuring Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, and Yami Gautam, has made its debut in theaters. The storyline centers around a regular man portrayed by Pankaj Tripathi, who assumes the role of a father striving for justice for his son. Guiding him through challenges is Akshay Kumar’s character, who serves as a messenger of God and acts as a crucial mentor. However, the film’s ‘A’ certification from the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) has left the cast disappointed, particularly Akshay, who is also the movie’s producer.
After the movie release, Akshay Kumar went to a theater in Mumbai to surprise the people watching OMG 2. A video of this got really popular on Reddit, where he talked about feeling unhappy about the movie being rated ‘A’ for adults by the CBFC. While talking to the audience, he said Kamaal ki baat bataun, pehli adult film hai joh teenagers ke liye bani hai (The funny thing is that this is the first adult film which is made for teenagers).”
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