Director Amit Rai’s Disappointment
“OMG 2” is currently making waves at the box office, but its journey has been marred by controversy. Director Amit Rai recently expressed his disappointment over the film receiving an A certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). In an interview with PTI, Amit revealed that the team was “heartbroken” by the A certificate, as they had intended the film to be accessible to a wider audience. Despite their efforts to obtain a U/A certificate, which would allow children under 12 to watch the film with parental guidance, their request was denied. Amit lamented that they tried to convince the board until the last moment, but the certification remained unchanged.
OTT Release Plans
In light of the A certification, Amit confirmed that “OMG 2” will be available on OTT platforms without any modifications. He expressed gratitude that audiences had embraced the film, emphasizing that its intent was genuine and not meant to be sensationalistic. The film addresses real-life issues in a light-hearted and comedic manner, ensuring that sensitive topics are approached with tact and respect.
Censorship Woes for “OMG 2”
“OMG 2” encountered censorship challenges with the CBFC earlier this month. The film’s scrutiny was reportedly influenced by objections raised against the Prabhas-starrer “Adipurush,” which had faced criticism for its content. After prolonged speculation, “OMG 2” was granted an A certificate, accompanied by 27 cuts. Reports indicated that the filmmakers had initially sought a UA certificate due to the film’s focus on sex education and its aim to educate teenagers. However, they eventually had to settle for an A certificate in order to secure a theatrical release.
Strong Box Office Competition
“OMG 2” faced fierce competition at the box office, sharing its release date with Sunny Deol’s “Gadar 2” and Rajinikanth’s “Jailer,” both of which enjoyed successful openings. Starring Akshay Kumar, Yami Gautam, and Pankaj Tripathi, “OMG 2” explores the state of sex education in Indian schools. Akshay portrays a messenger of Lord Shiva in the film, which has garnered critical acclaim for its handling of important social issues.
As the film continues to captivate audiences, Amit Rai’s determination to convey meaningful messages through his work remains undeterred, even in the face of censorship challenges. The decision to release “OMG 2” on OTT platforms allows a broader viewership to engage with the film’s thought-provoking content.