Omkara Hindi Movie

Feature Film | 2006 | Drama

Omkara is a 2006 Indian movie directed by Vishal Bhardwaj starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi and Kareena Kapoor. The feature film is produced by Kumar Mangat and the music composed by Vishal Bhardwaj.

Omkara is based on William Shakespeare's 17th century classic ,Othello. Regarded as one of the Bard's finest plays about... Show more

Omkara is based on William Shakespeare's 17th century classic ,Othello. Regarded as one of the Bard's finest plays about the human condition, it is being brought to life in an Indian milieu for the first time in a mainstream Hindi film, by noted writer director Vishal Bhardwaj. This is his successive Shakespeare effort after the highly celebrated ''Maqbool''which brought the brooding Macbeth to Indian screens a couple of years back.

Set against the milieu of political warfare in the interiors of Uttar Pradesh, Omkara follows one man's descent into sexual jealousy and the final wreckage of his love at the altar of blind obsession. Love is blind but jealousy is even blinder and can tear apart even the strongest and bravest of warriors..

Omkara or 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 fiancé Dolly, in an illicit affair with Omi's ''favourite lieutenant'', Kesu. Using petty insinuations and lies, Langda keeps poisoning Omi's mind till one day he snaps and goes amok tearing up his secure world, leading up to a horrific tragedy at the end of which Omi realizes the backlash of his actions but is it too late...'   

 In the original play, Othello's ''tragic flaw'' is his jealousy, his inability to take things at face value, a quality that Iago provokes to the hilt. Omkara, in spirit, stays true to that central theme and weaves all other conflicts around it. Having said that, Vishal has made the story his own and ends up humanizing Shakespeare's characters with the necessary folklore and ethnic charm that is unique to an Indian setting.

All in all, a gripping modern day adaptation that makes this one of those rare instances of  Shakespearean cinema that anyone can tune into and enjoy.



More Pictures...

Cast & Crew Details:
Ajay Devgn
Saif Ali Khan
Vivek Oberoi
Kareena Kapoor
Naseeruddin Shah
Bipasha Basu
Konkona Sen Sharma

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Producer: Kumar Mangat
Music Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Song Lyrics Writer: Gulzar
Cinematographer: Tassaduq Hussain
Screenplay Writer: Vishal Bhardwaj


Kabir Khan is like J.P. Dutta: Saif Ali Khan - Aug 17, 2015
Kareena, Bharadwaj team up again - Nov 12, 2007
'Omkara' should have been India's entry for Oscars: Vivek - Jul 26, 2007
'Omkara' producer eyeing national awards - Jul 19, 2007
It's the season of heroic diabolism in Bollywood - Mar 29, 2007
Ajay Devgan's secretary preparing to launch daughter - Mar 21, 2007
Oscar-winning cinematographer to shoot Bharadwaj's AIDS film - Feb 28, 2007
Now I want to do only good films: Kareena - Jan 28, 2007
Bipasha gives credit to Sunidhi for 'Bidee' success - Jan 18, 2007
Awards galore for Vishal Bharadwaj and his 'Omkara' - Dec 21, 2006
Sukhwinder thrilled with 'Omkara' success - Dec 20, 2006
The time is ripe for Konkona in Bollywood - Dec 06, 2006
Vishal Bhardwaj named best director at Cairo festival - Dec 05, 2006
Bollywood fare 'Omkara', 'Khosla Ka Ghosla' for Pakistan fest - Nov 30, 2006
I actually felt like a real actor in 'Omkara': Saif Ali Khan - Oct 11, 2006
No showdown with Rani, says Saif - Sep 25, 2006
'Bidee' on top of music charts again - Aug 27, 2006
Kareena, Shahid holidaying in Austria - Aug 26, 2006
Konkona to play Soha's mom - Aug 24, 2006
I don't aim to become a realistic actress, says Bipasha - Aug 24, 2006
'Bidee' edges out 'Kabhi Alvida' as top song - Aug 19, 2006
I panicked when I saw so many lecherous men: Bipasha Basu - Aug 17, 2006
After 'Omkara' and 'Yun...', Konkona dying to do theatre - Aug 15, 2006
If you don't like 'Omkara', walk out: Vishal Bharadwaj - Aug 08, 2006
No more routine roles even in big projects: Kareena Kapoor - Aug 07, 2006
I'm the only film director to turn singer: Bharadwaj - Aug 04, 2006
'Omkara' is here to stay - Aug 01, 2006
It's raining multistarrers at the box office - Aug 01, 2006
Kareena's friends rush to gush over 'Omkara' - Jul 30, 2006
The curiosity created by 'Omkara' scares me: Vishal Bharadwaj - Jul 30, 2006
'Omkara' is ready to strike - Jul 25, 2006
No Shakespeare for the next two years: Vishal Bharadwaj - Jul 25, 2006
All eyes on Ajay-Kareena love scene in 'Omkara' - Jul 24, 2006
Why Omkara gets me so charged up ? - Jul 19, 2006
Concerts require as much care as our films, says Saif - Jul 17, 2006
Bipasha likes her village belle role in 'Omkara' - Jul 13, 2006
Rustic flair in 'Omkara' score - Jul 10, 2006
Konkona-Kareena, the new friends in town - Jul 09, 2006
Konkona-Kareena, the new friends in town - Jul 09, 2006
Comedy and crime - Ajay balances both with élan - Jul 08, 2006
'Omkara' needs breathing space: Vishal Bharadwaj - Jul 05, 2006
'Omkara' music launch party cancelled - Jul 05, 2006
I'll star in all Vishal Bhardwaj films: Kareena - Jun 29, 2006
Playing Desdemona a challenging experience: Kareena - Jun 24, 2006
Shahid-Kareena back - Jun 22, 2006
Viveik's midnight pranks - Jun 01, 2006
World tour got me funds for house: Saif - May 31, 2006
Ajay prefers 'Omkara' to 'Othello' - May 29, 2006
'Omkara' will take me to another level: Kareena - May 23, 2006
Viveik Oberoi banks on 'Omkara' - May 21, 2006
'Omkara' headed for Cannes Film Festival - May 18, 2006