Omertà Trailer: Rajkummar's act as a dreaded terrorist will send chills down your spine


Take a bow, Rajkummar Rao.
The trailer of Omertà starring Rajkummar is out and it's a thumbs up. Essaying the role of Omar Saeed Sheikh, one of the deadliest terrorists of our times, with terror tactics going far beyond conventional thinking, Rajkummar is seen playing an anti-hero for the first time. With the backdrop of some of the most bloody terror attacks in recent history including the 9/11 world trade center attacks, the Mumbai Terror Strike and the brutal beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl, Omertà borderlines as a thriller that looks into the journey of an evil mind.

One has to give it to Rajkummar, for essaying the role with utmost sincerity and looking menacing to a point that it makes you cringe with hatred and horror. Another winning act from the versatile star.

Hansal has filmed the project in real locations across London and India while recreating Pakistan and Afghanistan. Exposing the real and present danger of Pakistan sponsored terror, much before it's release in India, the film has premiered to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017, the Busan International Film Festival and the Mumbai Film Festival 2017.

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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," said Rajkummar, during the film's trailer launch today in the capital city.

Director Hansal was all praises for his leading man, Rajkummar, and said, "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."

The film is presented by Swiss Entertainment and Karma Media, produced by Nahid Khan and directed by Hansal Mehta. It releases on April 20, 2018.

Watch the trailer below: