‘Omerta’ New Trailer: Welcome to the World of Terror

Catch the second trailer of Rajkummar Rao’s ‘Omerta’ which is directed by Hansal Mehta. 

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Rajkummar Rao in<i> Omerta</i>.&nbsp;

Omerta is a gruesome true tale of criminal mastermind, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh played by Rajkummar Rao. Directed by Hansal Mehta, the new trailer of the film shows the journey of a radical and hardened criminal committing atrocities in the name of religion.

Rajkummar, who has already proven his mettle with his previous performances, has described this as the “toughest character I’ve played till date”.

Omerta exposes the real-life story of the British criminal as well as state-sponsored terrorism.

Speaking at an event earlier, Hansal spoke about his upcoming film which releases on 4 May.

“Omertà takes a look at this complex paradox of a man called Omar Saeed Sheikh. It was a difficult subject to choose and a challenge to make. However, with an actor like Rajkummar, no challenge seems insurmountable and this was the ideal film to hurtle us out of our comfort zone to make something that is uncomfortable. But that is the burden of truth - it is uncomfortable and it must be faced. The film looks at what it means to be a fundamentalist and for someone to pick up a gun with the intent of killing in return for an afterlife in Paradise. I want to leave the viewer with a sense of awe, disgust, hate, surprise and let them examine the ramifications of these events on their lives today.”

“Omertà is among the most researched films that I have worked on till date. We actually visited some of the places frequented by Omar in London during his transformation from an LSE graduation student to becoming this deadly terrorist. I needed to feel and touch this man’s past - to ingest him. It was not an easy journey for me to take. With Omertà and Hansal Sir, we have a combination that will probably leave you stunned. There will be this moment of shock and silence as the end credits roll,” Rajkummar said at the launch. Take a look at the first trailer below:

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