Omkara (2006)

 |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  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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Credited cast:
Vivek Oberoi ...
Keshav 'Kesu Firangi' Upadhyay (as Viveik Oberoi)
Bipasha Basu ...
Surendra Kaptaan
Kamal Tiwari ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chetana Das
Rahul Kumar ...
Langda Tyagi's Son
Niraj Sah ...
Police Inspector
Pankaj Tripathy ...


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 (

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28 July 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Омкара  »

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£91,294 (UK) (28 July 2006)


£207,386 (UK) (4 August 2006)

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The title of the film, "Omkara", was decided by a contest that was open to the public. Three names were shortlisted for the title and the general public voted in by SMS to choose their favorite. The selected names included "Omkara", "O Saathi Re" and "Issak" (the western UP pronunciation of the word "Ishq"). The public voted overwhelmingly in favor of "Omkara". However, all three of the possible titles are songs on the soundtrack ("Issak" being another name for the song "Namak"). See more »


In a scene when Raju comes to meet Omkara to apologize, Langda Tyagi is holding a steel glass in his right hand and in a next shot he is holding it in his left hand. See more »


Langda Tyagi: [Opening monologue] A thin line separates a fool from a fucker. On one end of the line lies the fool and on the other, the fucker. Snap the line then who's the fool and who's the fucker that's the million dollar question, my friend. Let's just see the pretty groom. I'll be damned. You are a fool, right?
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Version of Othello (1914) See more »


Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Feroz Shah, Rakesh Chaurasia, Raj Sodha,
Rashid Khan and Raju Dhumal
Rhythm by Jaaved Khan, Raju Sardar, Sanjeev Sen, Musharraf, Ramjoo, Deepak Borkar,
Yusuf Khan, Aziz Khan, Hafeez and Roshan Ali
Performed by Rekha Bhardwaj and Rakesh Pandit
Courtesy of EROS Music
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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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