Omkara – India’s Othello

I have been waiting for this movie for a while now. Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara – a take on Shakespeare’s Othello has Ajay Devgan (Othello), Vivek Oberoi (Cassio), Saif Ali Khan (Iago), Konkona Sen (Emilia), Kareena Kapoor (Desdemona), Deepak Dobriyal (Rodrigo) and Naseerudin Shah (Duke). The cinematography seems tight and the music (especially the title track) is mind-blowing especially with my favorite Sukhvinder Singh (you may recall him from Chaiyya Chaiyya) back in form after a long time. I am a fan, like many others, of the new and improved Saif 2.0 and this movie just proves us right. He is a chameleon and has a few tricks up his sleeve that we all need to look out for. Some people call Ajay Devgan a taxi driver, but like it or not he handles Bihar like no other. Whether its in Gangajal or in and as Omkara, hes the man. For the rest of the cast, I need to watch the movie.

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