Omerta Review: Hansal Mehta Fails To Bring The Terrifying Side Of Omar Saeed Sheikh In This Rajkummar Rao Starrer

Omerta Review: Hansal Mehta Fails To Bring The Terrifying Side Of Omar Saeed Sheikh In This Rajkummar Rao Starrer

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Ever since we witnessed the first trailer of the film Omerta, directed by Hansal Mehta starring Rajkummar Rao, all his fans witnessed a different side of the actor, as a cold-hearted terrorist. Well, this docu-drama is based on the real-life incidence of the deadly terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who has committed a lot of life-threatening crimes.

The extremist terrorist in this film was involved in the killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl, and he is also the mastermind after the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. His avenge to appeal for the death of his fellow Muslim sisters and brothers made him a religious extremist. Omerta doesn’t do justice to the grotesque life of Omar, a British-Muslim, who chose the path of terrorism to fight against the unjust death of Muslims living in Bosnia.

The film opens with unexplained cries and then we are introduced to a British accent Muslim man, who chugs milk while rest gorge on the liquor glasses. His journey as a mere medical student to a mortal man is heart-wrenching but Omerta fails to showcase his deadly intentions to make the world his follower.

Rajkummar Rao slips into the shoes of a terrorist with utmost ease but what disappoints us is the loosely based storyline, not depicting his repulsive side convincing enough. The different time-lapse with the various switch of his accent – from British – to Urdu – to English will leave you in a soup. Omar’s obsession with playing chess and milk plays various tricks to your brain of he being an intelligently twisted man.

After committing a series of ruthless crime, including the killing of a Jewish-American Journalist Daniel Pearl, Mumbai’s 26/11 attack, America’s 09/11 attack, and many more, Omar escapes to Pakistan in search for a safe exit leads him to the gate of Hyderabad jail, Pakistan. His training from place to place makes this one a leader to commit the terror attacks with ease.

The motif to train him into the physically draining acts to commit crimes is that Al-Qaeda saying —“We need young, educated men like you.”

This docu-drama is laced with authentic news footages, which barely amplifies the overall impact.

If you are in to witness the halfly baked story of a deadly criminal, this one’s your pick. We would like to give this one a skip.

We give Omerta 1 star. Brownie points to Rajkummar Rao’s acting with utmost ease.

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Summary: Rajkummar Rao slips into the shoes of a terrorist with utmost ease but what disappoints us is the loosely based storyline, not depicting his repulsive side convincing enough. The different time-lapse with the various switch of his accent - from British - to Urdu - to English will leave you in a soup.
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Omerta Review: Hansal Mehta Fails To Bring The Terrifying Side Of Omar Saeed Sheikh In This Rajkummar Rao Starrer Pratiksha Mestry Rajkummar Rao slips into the shoes of a terrorist with utmost ease but what disappoints us is the loosely based storyline, not depicting his repulsive side convincing enough. The different time-lapse with the various switch of his accent - from British - to Urdu - to English will leave you in a soup.

Ever since we witnessed the first trailer of the film Omerta, directed by Hansal Mehta starring Rajkummar Rao, all his fans witnessed a different ...

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