Rajkummar Rao's Omerta has opened to mixed reviews from the critics. It has also witnessed low occupancy in theatres across India even though the buzz around the movie was loud. Although the crime thriller overwhelmed the critics, the audience seems a bit unimpressed yet. Released on Friday, Omerta earned Rs 54 lakh on the opening day. Now, the second day collection is out, and the film has witnessed a slight growth.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh said, “#Omertà witnesses growth on Sat... While the growth is substantial, the overall total remains on the lower side... Sun biz holds the key... Fri 54 lakhs, Sat 1.09 cr. Total: ₹ 1.64 cr. India biz.”.
The Hansal Mehta's directorial, which tells the gripping story of the infamous British-born terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh who kidnapped and murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002, was released in around 400 screens in India.
Actor Rajkummar Rao, essaying the role of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, had run chills down our spine in the trailer. Omerta is based on of the deadliest terror attacks in history, such as the 1994 Delhi kidnappings, the 9/11 World Trade Center attack and the 26/11 Mumbai terror strike. The trailer ends with the ruthless beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl.