The Long Take

Oct 13 2023 • 24 mins

OMG 2, starring Pankaj Tripathi as a saintly middle-aged man, is a bizarre concoction of ideas that ultimately comes across as a lazy attempt to pander to the Hindu majority.

We discuss the film’s odd approach to a straightforward story, its stretched, preachy narrative, and the fact that the decision to package it as a religious drama feels like an afterthought.

We also talk about Akshay Kumar’s glorified cameo, which feels completely shoehorned into the story, and the film’s tentative approach to the very real themes that it occasionally touches on.

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