The PSA-ish film is way too long, and some plot points are not fleshed out well. But the cast makes it work.
Wikipedia calls Amit Rai’s OMG 2 a “spiritual” sequel to Umesh Shukla’s Oh My God – and a lot of the spirituality comes from the film being set in Ujjain, home to the Mahakaleshwar temple. Pankaj Tripathi plays Kanti Sharan Mudgal, a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva in this temple town filled with Naga sadhus and picturesque celebrations of Mahashivratri that seem to have been shot by the National Geographic. The story, too, has to do with one aspect of Shiva – that is, the form in which he is worshipped. Kanti’s son is caught masturbating in school, and when the threat of expulsion arises, Kanti takes on the education system in court. His mission (and the film’s mission) is to say that sex education is necessary. Could this story have been told without invoking a major God? Yes. But when you make a sequel, you perhaps have to stick to some of the things that made the first movie work.
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