Dir. Vishal Bhardwaj
(2006, Not Rated, 155 min)
Omkara is a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello where all the pieces fall into place more or less on cue: the powerful title character (Ajay Devgan), his loyal second-in-command, Langda (Saif Ali Khan), and the inexperienced Kesu (Vivek Oberoi), whom Omkara promotes to a key position instead of Langda, leading to jealousy and tragedy. An innocent victim of these machinations is Dolly (Kareena Kapoor), whom Omkara loves but comes to distrust through no fault of her own … Read the rest of my review at Culturazzi.org.