Certification Battle: Will Akshay Kumar's 'Oh My God 2' Get the Green Light?

As the RC convened to review "Oh My God 2" ahead of its scheduled release, they identified several aspects of the film that required modification. According to reputable source Bollywood Hungama, the committee has recommended a total of 20 cuts, affecting both visual and audio elements in the movie.

Written by  Prerit Chauhan   |  July 27th 2023 02:04 PM  |  Updated: July 27th 2023 02:04 PM

Certification Battle: Will Akshay Kumar's 'Oh My God 2' Get the Green Light?

The release of Adipurush stirred heightened sensitivity surrounding films depicting religious themes, prompting the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to adopt a more cautious approach towards such productions. As a result, the eagerly awaited movie "Oh My God 2" (OMG 2), starring renowned actor Akshay Kumar, is now grappling with certification obstacles. With the CBFC's Revising Committee (RC) expressing concerns about the film's content, the movie's release on August 11th hangs in the balance. In this article, we delve into the proposed changes and the ensuing dilemma faced by the filmmakers.

A Long-Awaited Sequel

After a prolonged 11-year wait, audiences are eagerly anticipating the second installment of "Oh My God," a film that achieved resounding success upon its release in 2012. In the first film, Akshay Kumar delivered a remarkable portrayal of Lord Krishna. However, in "Oh My God 2," the actor is set to take on the role of Lord Shiva, promising an intriguing and fresh perspective for viewers.

Proposed Modifications by the Revising Committee

As the RC convened to review "Oh My God 2" ahead of its scheduled release, they identified several aspects of the film that required modification. According to reputable source, the committee has recommended a total of 20 cuts, affecting both visual and audio elements in the movie.

Furthermore, the RC raised the possibility of granting the film an adult certification. However, the filmmakers are reluctant to accept this classification as they firmly believe that "Oh My God 2" should cater to audiences of all ages. The original installment garnered immense popularity among children, solidifying the producers' stance that an adult certificate is unnecessary for a franchise intended for younger viewers.

The Struggle for Resolution

As of now, neither the film's makers nor the Revising Committee have reached a definitive decision regarding the suggested changes and certification status. They remain engaged in negotiations, striving to find common ground that will allow "Oh My God 2" to proceed with its intended release date on August 11, 2023.

The Clash at the Box Office

While "Oh My God 2" gears up for its theatrical release, it finds itself facing stiff competition from another highly anticipated film, "Gadar 2," starring Sunny Deol, which has generated significant buzz in the industry. Remarkably, both movies being sequels is a mere coincidence, adding to the excitement and anticipation among moviegoers.

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