Rajkummar's Omerta release postponed, Hansal Mehta says certification was no "cakewalk"


The Rajkummar Rao starrer Omertà which was earlier scheduled to release on April 20th will now release on May 4th. The makers have finally come shed light on the issue for the shift of their release date.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta recently spoke up and said that he knew getting through the censor board would not have been a cakewalk with the film which is inspired by the life of a real-life terrorist.

He said, "We knew that it wouldn't be a cake walk with the Censor Board given that the film has a fair bit of violence and strong language. We didn't want cuts that would take away the essence of the film, so we had to wait. The Censor Board Chief and members of the revising committee understood how certain scenes could not be removed since they are essential for audiences to understand how a terrorist's mind works. Hence the wait and that's why a decision has been taken to release Omertà on May 4th."

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Producer Nahid Khan added, "The team was waiting for CBFC’s clearance for the film. We’re happy to announce May 4th as the release date for Omertà. We know audiences are eagerly awaiting the film's release. It's just a small change of two weeks. We don't mind the delay as long as we have managed to keep the essence of the film intact."

Shot in real locations across London and India, Hansal Mehta's Omertà is a based on the horrifying true story of one of the most dreaded terrorists of our time. Woven around 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 is a thriller that looks into the journey of an evil mind.

The film which was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 followed by the Busan International Film Festival received excellent reviews. It also had a very successful screening as the closing film at the Mumbai Film Festival 2017.

Presented by Swiss Entertainment and Karma Media, Produced by Nahid Khan and directed by Hansal Mehta, Omertà starring Rajkummar Rao will hit the screens on May 4th, 2018.