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Omkara (2006)

 -  Action | Drama | Romance  -  28 July 2006 (USA)
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Shakespeare's masterpiece "Othello" set in modern India. A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity.

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Dolly Mishra
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Indu
Vivek Oberoi ...
Keshav 'Kesu Firangi' Upadhyay (as Viveik Oberoi)
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Deepak Dobriyal ...
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Surendra Kaptaan
Kamal Tiwari ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chetana Das
Rahul Kumar ...
Langda Tyagi's Son
Niraj Sah ...
Police Inspector
Pankaj Tripathy ...
Kichlu
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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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$294,988 (USA) (4 August 2006)

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£207,386 (UK) (4 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 Othello (1955) See more »

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The Tragedy of Omkara
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Courtesy of EROS Music
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Omkara
31 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just recently watched Omkara. I felt that the movie was hard to follow during the first half of the film due to the UP slang and I was completely reliant on the subtitles. The movie was very well directed however you really have to watch the movie very intently in order to grasp the plot. I felt that was the only flaw of the film. Saif Ali Khan's portrayal of Iago was outstanding. Konkanya brought light to the movie through her humorous dialog. Saif and Konkanya's performance shine in this film. I was disappointed with Ajay Devgan's performance. I have read Othello and I felt that Ajay Devgan didn't depict the character Othello properly. I felt that his portrayal of Othello was one dimensional and I didn't see the multi dimensional portrayal of Othello which is a crucial aspect of the character Othello. In Shakespeare's works, the characters tend to quite multi dimensional, and have layers of emotion which I didn't see in Ajay Devgan's performance. In Othello, Othello is torn between jealousy and his love for his wife Desdemona and I really did not see that portrayed in Ajay Devgan's performance.


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