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Omkara (2006)

A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Othello'.

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Omi Shukla (as Ajay Devgan)
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Dolly Mishra (as Kareena Kapoor)
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Kesu Upadhyaya (as Viveik Oberoi)
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Chamanbahar 'Billo'
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Bhaisaab
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Surendra Kaptaan
Kamal Tiwari ...
Advocate Raghunath Mishra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rahul Kumar ...
Langda Tyagi's Son
Omkaar
Niraj Sah ...
Police Inspector
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Kichlu (as Pankaj Tripathy)
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Storyline

Advocate Raghunath Mishra has arranged the marriage of his daughter, Dolly, with Rajan, knowing fully well that Dolly loves Omkara Shukla. Before the marriage could take place, the groom's party is attacked, they flee, and Dolly is reportedly abducted. Raghunath is able to trace Dolly to Omkara, a criminal and hit-man, a verbal confrontation ensues until Politician Bhaisaab telephonically intervenes, and a crestfallen Raghunath faces the reality that Dolly was not abducted but is here with Omkara by her own free will. He warns Omkara, and departs. Shortly thereafter, Bhaisaab is shot at and wounded, announces that Omkara should stand in the next election, and as a result, Omkara appoints one of his lieutenants', Keshav Upadhyay in his place as the 'Bahubali". Omkara realizes that he may have blundered in having Keshav succeed him, as Keshav is unable to control his temper when under the influence of alcohol, which puts him in the bad books of Omkara. Then Omkara suspects that Keshav ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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28 July 2006 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$294,988, 4 August 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$789,694, 6 August 2006
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Trivia

In the shot in which Saif Ali Khan is in the shadows, looking at a mirror, director Vishal Bhardwaj suggested that it would be very artistic and beautiful if Khan did it naked. The actor answered, "I am prepared to do that as long as you direct me naked." That was the end of the topic. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Omkara brings Dolly to his house for first time, Indu runs into the house with a sickle in her hand, but the sickle is missing when she is in the house. See more »

Quotes

Omkara 'Omi' Shukla: You make bets on horses, idiot. Not on lions.
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Version of Otello (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Beedi
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Rhythm by Hafeez, Musharraf, Roshan, Bhagwan and Aslam
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh, Nachiketa Chakravorty and Clinton Cerejo
Courtesy of EROS Music
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Unexpected brilliance... silence ruled the hall !!
20 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This must be one of the least-expected brilliant movies this year.. The movie-making skills of Vishal Bhardwaj are certainly not poor, but with this film, he surely notches up his ranking in our minds by so much more. The one thing I could notice while seeing the movie was the spellbound effect it had on the hall ... when the audience was ready to leave, there was not a sound.... till all came out and then a few blurted that they did not get the message of the movie.... well, guess what??... the story doesn't exude any message.. all it tries to do is give the "Indian" or better still "rural UP" touch to the Bard's masterpiece... Get awed by Saif' maturity in acting, or Ajay's powerful rendition... this movie deserves as much praise as any other classic this whole decade ! Cheers Vishal...carry on...


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