Hindi language movie "Omerta" starring Rajkumar Rao in the role of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was released in India and across the globe on Friday, May 4, 2018. The movie directed by Hansal Mehta and is co-written Hansal Mehta and Mukul Dev.

The movie revolves around the life of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British terrorist of Pakistani background. The film travels to the 1994 kidnappings of Westerners in India for which Omar was arrested and served prison time. He was also responsible for the planning and murder of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002.

The movie before releasing theatrically all across the globe was showcased at several film festivals last year such as Toronto International Film Festival. The film received a great critical response.


This is the fifth collaboration Hansal Mehta and Rajkumar Rao after movies like "Shahid", "Citylights", "Aligarh", and the Web-series "Bose: Dead/Alive".

Produced by Nahid Khan, the movie has been made of a modest budget of Rs 5 crores. The cinematography of this flick is done by Anuj Rakesh Dhawan, his abilities are very well showcased during the entire duration of the movie which has a running time of 96 minutes.

The standout performance of the "Omerta" is obviously done by the lead Rajkumar Rao.

He has proved again that he is one of the best actors in the country at the moment. The cinematic liberties taken by Hansal Mehta are less, but whatever he has done is incredible. The movie is a gripping tale of evil and the depiction of this mysterious terrorist could've not been done in a better way.

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