Omerta is a crime drama movie directed by Hansal Mehta and stars Rajkumar Rao. Rao plays the role of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British terrorist of Pakistani descent. Omerta is an Italian word, is a code of honor that places importance on silence, non-cooperation with authorities, and non-interference in the illegal actions of others.
Omar Sheikh is known for his role in the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. He was also one of the three militants released by India in exchange for the hostages aboard Indian Airlines Flight IC814. IC814 was hijacked and held hostage in Kandahar, Afganistan in December 1999 while they were negotiating the release with the Indian Government. Omar Sheikh gained notoriety first with the kidnapping of Western Tourists in India in 1994.
Rajkumar Rao is one of the main reasons to watch Omerta. 2017 has truly belonged Rajkumar Rao with several hits under his belt like Newton, Trapped, Bareilly Ki Barfi. For Newton he won the National Award and truly his star is on the rise.
Hansal Mehta has directed the movie who has directed Rajkumar previously in Shahid and Aligarh. After being postponed previously, Omerta is finally releasing in India on May 4th, 2018 in all theaters.
Enjoy the trailer: