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Omerta Reviews
Average Rating: 6/10

Reviews Counted: 23
Positive: 16
Negative: 2
Mixed: 5

Sweta Kaushal | Hindustan Times: 3.5/5
As the film does not delve much into the particular subject’s personal life, it becomes more of a larger comment on communal hatred and the futility of religion when it is used to propagate violence and evil purposes ... Full Review

Reza Noorani | Times of India: 3/5
The director has not invested much screentime into how Omar plans his complex actions or what drove him to such abhorrence. So while Mehta gets the mood right, and Rajkummar works wonders with his limited material, 'Omerta' fails to stir you emotionally ... Full Review

Shalini Langer | The Indian Express: 2.5/5
Hansal Mehta's Omerta, starring Rajkummar Rao, is a surprisingly passion-less, rote incident-by-incident telling of the story of a man who is part of one of the most shameful chapters in India’s terror history ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3.5/5
In recounting a widely documented tale, the screenplay hits the right thriller buttons. When violence is perpetrated indiscriminately and without any moral context created with the aid of a detailed back story, it can only be deeply disconcerting. Omerta is just that and therein lies its success ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 3/5
Yet another meticulous performance by Rajkummar Rao, editing, background score and the climax. There are flaws in the film, some of the could be avoided others cannot, motive is missing ... Full Review

Sreehari Nair | Rediff: 4.5/5
A lean, brutal masterpiece. Omerta is a work of true moral force; it is, at the risk of sounding fancy, a motion picture for our times ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 3.5/5
Rajkummar Rao’s stellar performance carries Hansal Mehta’s gripping, clinical terrorography ... Full Review

Meena Iyer | DNAIndia: 3/5
Omerta is worth a dekko if you like terror sagas. Interspersing news footage — from the ’90s until the recent Mumbai 26/11 attacks — with a glamourised version of Omar’s life, it does manage to provide an overview of a contemporary terror hero ... Full Review

Suhani Singh | India Today: 1.5/5
Ultimately his portrait of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh inspires neither fear nor disdain. It leaves you empty and wondering as to what drew Mehta to this guy in the first place ... Full Review

Mayur Sanap | Deccan Chronicle: 2.5/5
Brilliant performance trapped in a not quite brilliant film ... Full Review

Mayank Shekhar | Mid-Day: 2.5/5
It's a shame really that Omerta lacks depth, never giving an insight into Omar's criminal designs ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 3/5
Watching the film is like reading a newspaper report on the terrorist. It gives you a huge lot of facts but doesn't provide you with the complete picture ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: 3.5/5
We don’t fully understand the character, and we’re conditioned to fear what we don’t understand. This amounts to why Omerta is a decent, focused film. I’m not sure it could have been any more than that ... Full Review

Ravi Buleiy | Amar Ujala: 3/5
ओमेर्टा की मजबूत कड़ी राजकुमार राव हैं। जिनका अभिनय शानदार है। वह किरदार से एक जान हो जाते हैं। हंसल-शाहिद की जोड़ी आपको शाहिद में पसंद आई थी तो फिर यहां भी आप उन पर भरोसा कर सकते हैं। ... Full Review

Masala: 2/5
Alas Omerta, like most biopics, fails to explore the human side of its protagonist, giving insights into his fears, dreams and insecurities. It ends up being a rather dull clinical documentary on him ... Full Review

IANS | Zee News: 2.5/5
Overall, at the end as you leave the theatre, you are bound to question the motive of this film and its worthiness ... Full Review

Madhuri | Filmi Beat: 3/5
Rajkummar Rao Makes Your Skin Crawl With His Sinister Act! Almost towards the end, you have him parting with a chilling smile on his face when he's finally caught by the Pakistani authorities. That haunting look is what lingers for long! ... Full Review

Vishal Verma | Glamsham: 1.5/5
The writer director had an opportunity to use the dreaded terrorist as a tool and explored a taut, nail biting and thought provoking cinema on extremisms but fails poorly by maintaining a defeating silence on the core issue and rather settling with a docu feature on the dreaded terrorist Sheikh Omar that keeps on asking questions on this – what, when kind of cinema that also pertinently asks ‘how’ ... Full Review

Priyanka Bhadani | The Week: 3/5
Omerta offer hope or solutions, but leaves you with a void and emptiness while you wonder if that is what films should do to you ... Full Review

Shilajit Mitra | Times Now News: 3/5
Riding on the recommendations of Rajkummar Rao-Hansal Mehta’s duo, Omerta, their fourth film together, is solid enough to please its regular audience, but also too plain and inflexible to capture any new territory ... Full Review

IANS | Economic Times: 4/5
That moment provides us with a blinding flash of recognition of the problem as to why global terrorism has come to a flashpoint. There are many dialogues and images in this film that will make you wince and squirm ... Full Review

Stutee Ghosh | The Quint: 3.5/5
Omerta is a difficult film to watch because of its dark unrelenting portrayal of violence, but watch it for Rajkumar Rao’s stunning performance ... Full Review

Urmimala Banerjee | Bollywood Life: 3/5
Omerta is not a film for the faint-hearted. The jodi of Rajkummar Rao and Hansal Mehta has again proved that they have an hunger for brave and insightful cinema ... Full Review

Omerta Bollywood Hindi Movie Reviews and Ratings from Top Film Critics.
Starring: Rajkummar Rao, Rajesh Tailang, Rupinder Nagra
Director: Hansal Mehta
Writer: Mukul Dev, Hansal Mehta
Genre(s): Drama, Crime
Release Date: 4 May, 2018

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