Rajkummar Rao’s Omerta received an overwhelming response at the movie’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), but the actor says that the film can be disturbing for some viewers due to the dark reality it exposes. The film tells the story of Pakistani-origin terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh.
In one of the posters of Omerta, you can see the actor offering namaaz, but focus more on the wall behind, and you will see references to ‘9/11’ and the to-do task of ‘Kidnapping an American’.
I’m sure you can now guess that terrorism is a big part of the film.
"Even the smallest person can change the course of our future."#Omertà at #TIFF17 in just a few hours! pic.twitter.com/XHej8UfrxK
— Jai Mehta (@JaiHMehta) September 11, 2017
In the past, several Bollywood films have been made on the 9/11 attacks:
- New York (2009): John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh: The story of three friends and their changing equation post the 9/11 attacks, courtesy the stereotypes and misconceptions about Muslims.
- My Name Is Khan (2010): Shahrukh Khan, Kajol: Karan Johar’s film on an autistic man caught up in a personal tragedy following the 9/11 attacks and subsequent alienation of Muslims.
- Kurbaan (2009): Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan: The movie takes a look at the life of a woman married into a Muslim family involved in terrorist attacks and the ordeal she goes through thereafter.
- ‘Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota – What If’ (2006): Directed by Naseeruddin Shah, the film had Konkana Sen Sharma, Irrfan, Jimmy Sheirgill and Boman Irani among others.
- ‘I am Singh’ (2011): Puneet Singh film explored the life of Sikh immigrants in the US post the 9/11 attacks.