Hansal Mehta has done something never done before — he has purchased real life footage from several sources.
Hansal Mehta has taken every effort to make Omerta as authentic as possible. While most films rely on shot footage to make the film more authentic, the director has taken an extra step for Omerta.
Hansal Mehta has done something never done before — he has purchased real life footage from several sources. Omar Sheikh was the 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.
“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,” says the director.
Omerta, a gritty thriller based on terrorist Omar Saeed Sheikh’s life, has been making ripples ever since the poster was launched. Rajkummar Rao’s intense look and real life locations in the trailer have left the audience wanting more.
Presented by Swiss Entertainment and Karma Media, Produced by Nahid Khan and directed by Hansal Mehta, Omerta starring Rajkummar Rao releases on April 20th.