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Omerta (2017)

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A recounting of the story of infamous British-born terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who kidnapped and murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002.

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Hansal Mehta

Writers:

Mukul Dev (story), Hansal Mehta (screenplay and dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rajkummar Rao ... Omar Sheikh
Rajesh Tailang ... General Mahmood
Satwant Kaur Satwant Kaur ... Qaisra Sheikh- Omar's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Blake Allan Blake Allan ... Peter - British Landlord
Keval Arora Keval Arora ... Saeed Sheikh
Sanjiv Chopra ... Maulana Abdulla
Rahul Dhir Rahul Dhir ... Amin
Nisha George
Asif Gillani ... Son
Timothy Ryan Hickernell ... Danny Pearl
Tareeq Ahmed Khan ... Priest trainer
Ravi Khanna Ravi Khanna ... Al-Qaeda Leader
Rupinder Nagra ... Maulana Ismail
Jimesh Patel Jimesh Patel ... Shopkeeper
Harmeet Sawhney Harmeet Sawhney ... Abdul
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A recounting of the story of infamous British-born terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who kidnapped and murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002.

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

4 May 2018 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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In an interview Rajkummar Rao said that this movie is Hansal Mehta's and his biggest and most important project. See more »

Alternate Versions

In India, the film was cleared with an A certificate, after a sequence showing Omar Sheikh urinating in prison while the Indian national anthem plays outside, was edited. The national anthem was replaced with a routine background music. Also, his violent sex scene with a woman before embarking on an operation was chopped off. See more »

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A biopic dipped in cruelty, blood and hatred
4 October 2018 | by anupkranalSee all my reviews

Make no mistake; although Omerta is a full feature film, Hansal Mehta has filmed the movie in documentary style. The movie doesn't have any drama and is straight to the point. With a run time of 98 minutes the movie is compact and hard hitting. The highlight of this film is the performance of Rajkumar Rao. His preparation and research for playing terrorist Omar Saeed can be easily seen. He played the calm and violent scenes equally well. Rajkumar Rao took the murder scene of Daniel Pearl to the next level and it is one of the most terrific murder scenes ever filmed in Bollywood. The problem of Omerta is that the movie never looked like taking off and the pace of the movie was very linear just like in a documentary. The strength of the movie is its authentic setting, hard hitting performances and the good background research by its filmmakers.


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