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.
Ever since we witnessed the first trailer of the film Omerta, directed by Hansal Mehta starring Rajkummar Rao, all his fans witnessed a different ...1.0