Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, and Yami Gautam’s OMG 2 are doing exceptionally well at the box office. The team is overjoyed by the reaction after working so hard to have the movie certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The film addresses the sensitive issue of sex education and how it is included in the school curriculum, discussing a frequently taboo topic. The movie had difficulty getting the censor certificate because it explores topics like religion and God. Later, it was approved, but with an adult rating, preventing its intended audience—youth and children—from viewing the movie. In response to the CBFC’s decision, director Amit Rai has stated that the film will be released uncut on OTT platforms.
Director Amit Rai stated in a PTI interview, “We were heartbroken because we made the film for everyone to watch; now that cannot happen. We begged them to give us a U/A certificate (children below 12 years of age can watch a film under parental guidance), but they didn’t. We tried to convince them till the very end… But then they walked some distance; we walked some distance. The film has been released with modifications…”
The movie has since crossed the 100 crore mark at the box office and has received much praise from critics and viewers. Speaking of the same, Amit said, We are happy people have loved the film. The intent of the film was pure. Nobody wanted to titillate the audience; hence, they liked it. We have dealt with it (the story) in a way that doesn’t sound vulgar. We talk about the reality but sweetly and humorously.”
The filmmaker disclosed in the same interview that they had decided to release the movie in its uncut version when it becomes available on OTT. “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?”
The release date for OMG 2 on OTT still needs to be discovered.