Omerta, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in the Canadian capital, catches the bloody trail of British-born terrorist Omar Sheikh who plotted the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Hansal Mehta’s Omerta is his second film to debut at the Toronto festival after Shahid (2011).
Omerta additionally got a very good response at the TIFF premiere. Mehta has again collaborated with actor Rajkummar Rao to create this riveting story for the big screen.
Packed with violent episodes that marked Omar Sheikh’s life as a terrorist, Omerta is a powerful insight into why Western-born and taught Muslim youths are taking to jihad.
Omar was the first British-born youth to begin this trend. Today, hundreds of Western-born Muslim youths have joined extremist groups like the Al Qaeda and Islamic State.