OMG 2 Review: Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi and a Whole Lot of Mansplaining

Rahul Desai

The Design is The Same

A common man takes society itself to court, with a little help from a divine friend. OMG 2 is an extremely spiritual sequel to Umesh Shukla’s OMG – Oh My God! (2012), the hit satire that took aim at the commercial abuse of religion back when the world was a simpler place. 

OMG 2 Takes its Mansplaining Literally

OMG 2 takes its mansplaining so literally that the ‘controversial’ incident is shaped by the very masculinity that’s responsible for the stigmatization of sex

This Film Bats For Sex Education Through The Prism of Religion

You’d expect a girl’s trauma in a patriarchal nation to be the logical reason behind this social overhaul. You’d imagine women would have a say in a premise that pushes for the normalisation of physical pleasure.

Kanti is a Staunch Devotee of Lord Shiva 

He isinspired by an eccentric and super-woke fakir (Akshay Kumar) to fight for the kid’s dignity – which, for some reason, means dragging the school to court for not including sex education in their curriculum.

Kanti's Opposing Lawyer is a Smart Woman

Played by Yami Gautam Dhar, who is treated by the film as a villain (complete with a chilling score) with no case to make for the misogynistic perils of Kanti’s quest.