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Omkara (2006)

Omkara (2006)

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"Omkara" is set against the milieu of political warfare in the interiors of Uttar Pradesh. Omi is a gifted chieftain who heads a gang of outlaws, which include the crafty Langda Tyagi and the dynamic Kesu amongst his chief cohorts. The story begins when Omi appoints Kesu and not Langda as his chief lieutenant. Langda's pride is slighted and raging with envy he hatches a plot to falsely implicate Omi's beautiful wife Dolly, in a love affair with Omi's favorite lieutenant, Kesu. With the unwitting aid of Indu, Langda's wife, and the willing help of Rajju, a fellow grouch, Langda's plan blooms uncontrollably and results in horrific tragedy. Using petty insinuations and lies, Langda keeps poisoning Omi's mind till one day it snaps and Omi goes about tearing up his own safe and secure world... But like all love stories which never really end. Out of the ashes of this one, comes a twist... Omkara's dark love for Dolly, Dolly's unquestioning love for Omi, Langda's warped loyalty and jealousy for Omi, the vibrant Kesu's unswerving devotion to Omi - all lead up to a dark tragedy by the end of which Omi finally realizes the backlash of his actions but is it too late?
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Box Office:
$789,694.00
Runtime:
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Cast

Ajay Devgan
as Omkara 'Omi' Shukla
Kareena Kapoor
as Dolly Mishra
Saif Ali Khan
as Ishwar 'Langda' Tyagi
Vivek Oberoi
as Keshav 'Kesu Firangi' Upadhyaya
Bipasha Basu
as Billo Chamanbahar
Naseeruddin Shah
as Bhaisaab
Deepak Dobriyal
as Rajan 'Rajju' Tiwari
Manav Kaushik
as Surendra Kaptaan
Sanjay Gandhi
as Raghunath's Man
Rahul Singh
as Raghunath's Man
Niraj Sah
as Police Inspector
Sanam Kumar
as Mental
Rahul Kumar
as Langda Tyagi's Son
Vipin Singh
as Omi's Man
Kamal Tiwari
as Advocate Raghunath Mishra
Kunal Bhojwani
as Omi's Man
Sudhir Nema
as Omi's Man
Shakeel
as Omi's Man
Akhilesh Kumar
as Omi's Man
Avtar Sahani
as SSP Babulal
Shashi Mishra
as Bhaisaab's Man
Balwant Jadhav
as Bhaisaab's Man
Bhupindra Kumar Sharma
as Head Constable
Maanav Kaushik
as Surinder Captain
Shahabuddin
as Captaan's Man
Babulal
as Captaan's Man
Vipin
as Captaan's Man
Ravi
as Captaan's Man
Grant Navin
as Captaan's Man
Munni Begum
as Tai at Ohmi's House
Suhkwinder Singh
as Babulal's Man
Jarnial Singh
as Babulal's Man
Rumi Siddiqui
as Babulal's Man
Suresh P. Dubey
as Babulal's Man
Anand Mohan Chaubey
as Train Ticket Checker
Kamal Mishra
as Panditji
Ram Sujan Singh
as Kichlu's Man
Arun Soni
as Kichlu's Man
Buddhadeb Yagna Dutt
as Kichlu's Man
Ramesh
as Man in Red Car
Santosh Kaushik
as Indore Singh
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Critic Reviews for Omkara

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Strongly cast, and with a powerhouse perf by Saif Ali Khan in the Iago role, pic puts Bhardwaj in the top ranks of serious Mumbai-based helmers.

Full Review… | August 7, 2006
Variety
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Omkara

An interesting take on Shakespeare's 'Othello'. Great cast! Interesting story plots.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

One of the best Bollywood movies I've seen ever. By far the best I've seen in the past 2 years. Best interpretation (not adaptation) of Othello. Good acting by all especially Saif.

Sharon Wilson
Sharon Wilson

I really enjoy this adaptation of Shakespeare. The one bothersome issue was the occasional continuity error. But great story, well-written, the musical numbers fit into the plot, and I love that belt - way more fun as a prop than the handkerchief in the original!

P.J. Emery
P.J. Emery

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