In a very, very long run, there has been no Bollywood movie that made us cry, smile, laugh, and moved us so deeply as Pankaj Tripathi’s OMG 2 did. In the times when Bollywood is resorting to the tried and tested formula of action thrillers, OMG 2 showed how good cinema is done.
Recently, OMG 2 premiered on Netflix, and honestly, we must say it left us surprised in many different ways. In case you haven’t watched the movie yet, here are 8 reasons why you should, as it is one of the best Bollywood movies of 2023!
1. Pankaj Tripathi’s Outstanding Acting
We’re left speechless by his extraordinary acting prowess. The way he seamlessly evolves from a conventional parent to a forward-thinking advocate for his son’s dignity is truly commendable. Pankaj Tripathi’s deeply moving portrayal as Kanti Sharan Mudgal brought back memories of Irrfan Khan. The way Irrfan Khan used to embody a character, making it impossible to envision anyone else in that role – Pankaj Tripathi possesses that very same magic.
2. Intelligent Movie With Clever Direction
Tackling two of the most challenging topics—Religion and Sex Education for Kids—and presenting them to a conservative society in a way that conveys the message without offending anyone requires Superpowers. And, we have no qualms in saying that Amit Rai, the director of OMG 2, possesses such enchanting powers. He delved into a subject that few in mainstream Bollywood would dare to touch and presented it in a manner that not only entertains but deeply moves you. Amit Rai’s masterful direction elevates OMG 2 to the ranks of those rare, intelligently crafted Bollywood movies in recent times.
3. Thought-provoking Dialogues
It is impossible for any movie to captivate its audience without hard-hitting dialogues and good music. OMG 2 excels in both these aspects. At a time when big-budget movies like Adipurush or Brahmastra disappoint with their horrible dialogues, OMG 2 wins hearts with cleverly written lines that do justice to the movie’s plot.
4. Exceptional Music
Many believe that Bollywood has forgotten how to create emotionally moving music. In an era where Bollywood overly relies on remakes, OMG 2 stands out with its truly moving music. Whether it’s ‘Akele Chal Paddiyo’ or ‘Ho Tayyar,’ the music gives you genuine goosebumps.
5. Emotional Theme Of Father Fighting Against Society For Kid’s Dignity
In a time when Bollywood is preoccupied with larger-than-life themes like people crossing borders or spies preventing catastrophes, OMG 2 touches your heart with its relatable and simple theme—a father’s battle against a regressive society for his child’s dignity. The plot deeply moves you, making you realize how Bollywood has shifted away from making movies about the common man like you or me.
6. Talented Star Cast
Not just Pankaj Tripathi, but every actor plays their character to the tee. Whether it’s Akshay Kumar’s portrayal of Lord Shiva’s messenger or Yami Gautam as a lawyer fighting for her in-laws’ school, or Pavan Malhotra as the judge, everyone left us impressed.
7. Comedy With Great Lessons
The movie not only entertains you and makes you laugh but also leaves you with many inspiring lessons: i) Parents need to take a stand for their kids against the regressive society. ii) We must teach our kids to fight for their dignity. iii) We must not let our kids follow the regressive norms to please society. iv) Society needs to change and shatter the taboo around sex education in schools.
8. Good Cinema & Hope for Change
If the above reasons are not enough to convince you to watch it, here’s one more – you should watch it for the sake of Good Cinema which leaves you with a ray of hope that our society has the potential to get better.
In case you have already watched the movie, tell us what you loved the most in the comments below. And, in case you haven’t, don’t miss out on good cinema!