- Omerta has a lukewarm start with Rs 54 lakh in its pocket on Day 1
- The film is the story of terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh
- Rajkummar Rao plays the Omar Saeed Sheikh
Here's the Day 1 box office report of Omerta:
#Omert has a lukewarm start... Fri 54 lakhs. India biz... Needs miraculous growth over the weekend to sustain.
Thu AED 24,625.78
Fri AED 52,098.33
Thu AED 2,994.84
Fri AED 5,224.05— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 5, 2018
Omerta opened along with Bollywood film 102 Not Out and a week after Hollywood blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War - both film ate into Omerta's business. New release 102 Not Out made a little over Rs 3 crore while one-week old Infinity War collected over Rs 7 crore.
Omerta is Rajkummar Rao's fourth collaboration with Hansal Mehta after Shahid, CityLights and Aligarh. "The well-crafted, fast-paced Omerta, much like Mehta's Shahid and Aligarh, focuses on a man who stands apart from the crowd," wrote Saibal Chatterjee.
Speaking about his intentions behind making Omerta, which the story of one of most dangerous terrorists, Hansal Mehta had said: "I want to leave the viewer with a sense of awe, disgust, hate, surprise and let them examine the ramifications of these events on their lives today. But that is the burden of truth - it is uncomfortable and it must be faced."
Omar Saeed Sheikh is the mastermind behind several terrorist attacks including the 9/11 World Trade Centre attack, the Daniel Pearl kidnapping and the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.