Omerta Movie Review

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  • Release Date  : 04/05/2018
  • Genre              : Biography, Crime, Drama
  • Cast                   : RajKumar Rao, Rajesh Tailang, Ravi Khanna, Rupinder Nagra
  • Director          : Hansal Mehta
  • Duration         : 1 hour 38 minutes
  • Language        : Hindi

Hansal Mehta, who is known for making films with emotional depth like ‘Shahid’, ‘City Lights’ and ‘Aligarh’, has undoubtedly found an interesting subject that can make for a compelling story. Mehta keeps the movie realistic with documentary-style footage. Scenes are exceptional with brilliant use of light and sound. It is refreshing to see RajKumar Rao experiment with different kinds of roles as he has done. Omerta, after having won praises in international film festivals, finally comes to Indian theatres this week.

The movie is about the events in the life of Omar Sheikh(RajKumar Rao), a British-born terrorist of Pakistani origin, starting with his first job as a reported ISI agent, who was responsible for the kidnapping of foreign tourists in India, including the abduction and execution of American journalist Daniel Pearl. Omar was sent to prison for 5 years before he was released in exchange for the passengers aboard the hijacked Indian Airlines Flight 814. In a flashback, during his University years, we see how the massacre of Muslims in Bosnia gave rise to radical feelings. He then left England (where he was raised) to undergo training with Pakistan’s ISI in 1993.

Rajkummar Rao completely embodies the character and this is undoubtedly his best role so far. He has also diction classes to get into his role of a British-Pakistani. Omerta simply gives the viewer a look into the mind of a radical extremist. Movie buffs simply cannot miss seeing the actor in his best role ever. Don’t miss it!