Hansal Mehta buys real life footage for Rajkummar Rao starrer Omerta
Omerta is a biographical crime drama film directed by Hansal Mehta and stars Rajkumar Rao in the role of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, British terrorist of Pakistani descent.
‘Omerta’ is yet another film starring Rajkummar Rao that is being spoken about. Hansal Mehta says the film is an exposé about state sponsored terrorism.
The filmmakers supposedly went through intensive research to make the film credible. Along with that, Hansal Mehta has purchased real life footage from a number of sources.
Omar Sheikh was a mastermind behind several terrorist attacks all over the world. Mehta’s research unearthed links between Sheikh and dreaded terrorist Osama Bin Laden and the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre.
This footage includes footage of the Kandahar attack, media footage following the 9/11 attack and other clips from a whole range of sources. The sum spent on the footage is undisclosed.
Hansal Mehta said, “When it comes to the film, everything has to be credible. To ensure we kept it as real as possible, we purchased actual footage. The film covers various crucial events from world history. I had to buy these videos different agencies. They were bought in bits and pieces through the years.”
‘Omertà’ claims to be the true story of one of the most dreaded terrorists of our times.
Shot in real locations across London and India, Hansal Mehta's ‘Omertà’ exposes the real and present danger of Pakistan sponsored terror. Woven around some of the most bloody terror attacks in recent history including the 9/11 World Trade Centre attacks, the Mumbai Terror Strike and the brutal beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl, ‘Omertà’ looks into the journey of an evil mind.
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 followed by the Busan International Film Festival and was screened as the closing film at the Mumbai Film Festival 2017.
Presented by Swiss Entertainment and Karma Media, ‘Omertà’ is produced by Nahid Khan and directed by Hansal Mehta. Starring Rajkummar Rao, it releases on April 20th, 2018.