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Hansal Mehta
                   
hindi, english, urdu – italian and english subt.
96’, col., dcp, India, 2017

sceneggiatura/screenplay
Mukul Dev, Hansal Mehta

fotografia/photography
Anuj Rakesh Dhawan

montaggio/editing
Aditya Warrior

musica/music
Ishaan Chhabra

interpreti/cast
Keval Arora, Rajkummar Rao, Timothy Ryan Hickernell

Remembering the violent episodes that marked Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh’s life as a terrorist, Omertà is a powerful insight into why Western-born and educated Muslim youths are taking to Jihad. Omertà is the code of silence, punishable by death if violated. The secrets of the real Omar will go with him to his grave; this film is a look at trying to understand the mind of a man who is out of touch with the world and who lives two lives, a man who has a wife and child, but no friends except those who further his needs.

Hansal Mehta is an established Indian film director, producer, writer and an actor who started off with directing a very popular television cookery show Khana Khazana in 1993 followed by several television series. Known for making films inspired by real life people or incidents, Mehta is considered quite the catalyst in bringing about a trend shift in the Indian cinema with his kind of story telling which is honest, fearless, profound and thought provoking. His primary concerns about marginalised communities are often reflected in his cinema.