Directed by Amit Rai, OMG2 has been taking the theatres by storm. Starring Akshay Kumar, Yami Gautam and Pankaj Tripathi in the lead, the film has already crossed Rs 100 crores at the box office. Besides having stellar cast, it focuses on some important issues that are often neglected by the society, one of them being sex education. And since its release, several important voices have been heard demanding the subject’s inclusion in school curriculums.
Although audience are accepting the bold and courageous attempt by the makers of the film and are agreeing for the acceptance and education of the issues, CBFC has granted ‘A’ certification to the film earlier, making the age group of the viewers to be 18+.
But even this didn’t stop public from taking initiatives. Recently, a special screening of OMG2 was organized by the Sindhu Education Society in Ulhasnagar under the leadership of Rekha Thakur (Secretary). The audience included respected MLA Kumar, 184 teachers and Principals from around 15 schools in Ulhasnagar. The director of the film was also invited and the response for the film has been tremendous. The organizers were so impacted by the film that they announced that they would start including sex education in their curriculum from the current academic year.
In response to this, Amit said,” This is something I shall always cherish. The purpose behind making this film has been attained. I am so happy that the film is not just doing well commercially but our message has reached out to people at large and we are witnessing changes happening all around us. Nothing can be more gratifying than this.”
OMG2 portrays the story of Shanti Karan (Pankaj) whose son gets rusticated from the school, and Akshay, portraying the role of messenger of Lord Shiva comes to the rescue, and Yami plays the role of a lawyer-antagonist.