A gripping drama about the life of global terrorist Omar Saeed Sheikh, Omerta manages to keep you on the edge of your seats throughout its run time. Starring Rajkummar Rao whose effortless and smooth acting enhances the overall movie experience, Omerta is something that should not be missed by fans of the crime and thriller genre.
In Omerta, you’ll get to enter the mind of a mastermind and get to know their mindset and thinking. The story is about the dreaded terrorist Omar Sheikh who was involved in various terror attacks including the 9/11 and the Mumbai terror attacks. The movie is kept realistic by including real documentary-style footage of incidents. Omerta will have you watch the process behind the bone-chilling crimes that were committed and the thoughts of many hostages that were attacked in those terror attacks .
Rajkummar Rao manages to nail the part of the dreaded terrorist and gets all of his details perfectly down to his accent. His transformation from Rajkummar Rao to the dreaded terrorist Omar Sheikh is a sight to behold and he manages to catch every beat of the terrorist Omar’s strange behaviour such as his nonchalant smile while being arrested. It is not only Rajkummar Rao but also the rest of the cast, who play their parts down to the script and makes it a truly enjoyable crime and thriller.
The one sequence that stands out in Omerta is the feeling of fear and fright when Daniel Pearl is executed in cold blood. For the rest of the movie, feelings are conveyed through brilliant use of sounds and music which keeps the viewer on the edge despite knowing what will happen. The film is full of potential and its character-driven story is able to shake up the minds of the viewers with the thought that terrorists like Omar exist in the world.
The directed Hansal Mehta who is known for films like ‘Shahid’ and ‘Aligarh’, wisely chooses to focus on the character himself and chooses to devolve into his actions and mindset rather than exploring what makes him tick. Much of the screen time is invested into showing how Omar executed his plans and the thought behind it. While Mehta and the music manage to set the mood for the stage, Rajkummar Rao and the rest of the cast deliver wonder even with the limited material available.
Where to Watch Omerta
Since Omerta is a popular movie which has actors of the calibre of Rajkummar Rao, it is available in a wide variety of platforms throughout the internet. You can find it on various OTT platforms like ZEE5. If you are interested in getting to know the story of one of the most wanted terrorists in history that was involved in various terrorist activities around the world, then make sure that you check it out on ZEE5 where it is currently available for its users. ZEE5 is a great OTT video streaming platform that provides its users with a wide variety of TV and movies. Make sure that you do not miss out on the masterpiece that is Omerta.