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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.


Hansal Mehta


Mukul Dev (story), Hansal Mehta (screenplay and dialogue)
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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 Tareeq Ahmed Khan ... Priest trainer
Ravi Khanna Ravi Khanna ... Al-Qaeda Leader
Gerald Maliqi Gerald Maliqi ... Pub Goer
Rupinder Nagra ... Maulana Ismail
Jimesh Patel Jimesh Patel ... Shopkeeper


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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Release Date:

4 May 2018 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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The movie was about to be released on 20th of April, 2018 but Indian Censor Board didn't approve some scenes of it so after editing and giving its release certificate the movie was finally released on 4th May, 2018. 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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Crushes your expectations
4 May 2018 | by DeveshTewarySee all my reviews

Rajkumar Rao's persona and a peek into the life of a twisted and dreaded terror monger pulls you to watch this movie. You want to like this film, but you can't.

From the word go, the screenplay starts making you feel uncomfortable. Non-linear format is supposedly slick, but in here it comes out vague. The 'movie', or rather written facts shot on AV format, seems to be soulless like omar. One may try to justify the oddities in between to remain on the seat -- oddities like the depiction of omar (Rajkumar Rao gets into his skin) which was just short of justifying his actions; like the graphic depiction of Mr. Daniel Pearl's end (which was stretched beyond belief); dealing with Kashmir issue; omar's father's role, etc.

The Director has wasted the opportunity to make a gripping film, until and unless this is what he really wanted! A movie on such a topic generally has two treatments, one which introduces the character and makes you realise the dangerous environment which makes people slip into a world of terror as well as the ensuing hopelessness, all set in a typical drama format. Second, a biography which encapsulates the above wisdom discreetly. The disclaimer in this movie says that the movie does not intend to glorify terrorism, but there is not enough evidence in this movie to hold that claim strongly.

Apart from the script and screenplay, Rajkumar Rao's acting makes you hate him, where he wins. He does not have to prove that he is versatile, he simply reassures you that in this movie.

All in all a depressing, confused, soulless movie, just like omar.

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