Hansal Mehta’s drama film Omerta starring Rajkummar Rao will now be released on the 20th of April. The new date was released by the producers. The film starring Rajkummar Rao is a high-intensity drama that is based on the life of British terrorist of Pakistani descent Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh.
The film has won several accolades and been featured at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was also featured at the recently held Jio MAMI film festival with packed audiences and now the film will be released worldwide on April 20th.
Like most of Hansal Mehta’s previous films, Omerta is based on true life events including terror-related events. The film tells the story of Pakistani-origin terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh.
Rajkummar Rao made this special announcement with a new poster of the film on his Twitter handle. Take a look:
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) February 10, 2018
Rajkummar Rao, who was overwhelmed with the response to Omerta at the movie’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), had said that the film can be disturbing for some viewers due to the dark reality it exposes.
“It was an overwhelming experience. It was our world premiere and it opened to a packed house in Toronto. Viewers were quite emotional and stunned after the film,” he added.
“It can be a disturbing watch for some. It shows you the dark reality of a dangerous world.”
Omerta marks the return of the formidable actor-director team of Hansal Mehta and Rajkummar, who have worked together in films like Aligarh, CityLights and Shahid. The film is produced by Nahid Khan, presented by Swiss Entertainment and directed by Hansal Mehta. Omerta will release on the April 20th.