Critically Acclaimed Omkara … Out now on Shemaroo Home Video

Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello now on
Home Video

A Shemaroo Press release

Shemaroo Video Pvt. Ltd. is proud to announce the home video release of Omkara, a film which has received acclaim worldwide for its excellence in every aspect of film making. Shemaroo has today released VCDs and DVDs of the movie four weeks after its theatrical release.

A Shemaroo Films presentation and produced by Kumar Mangat, the film is Vishal Bhardwaj’s third interpretation of a literary classic after Maqbool which was based on William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Chatri Chor. which was based on Ruskin Bond’s The Blue Umbrella.The VCD has been released with English sub-titles, however since the film has extensive regional dialect from North India, Shemaroo has also released VCD with Hindi subtitles so that the audiences can enjoy its brilliant dialogues and performances.

On this occasion Shemaroo’s Vice President Mr. Hiren Gada said “We are extremely proud to release Omkara on home video. Omkara has been acclaimed worldwide for its epic portrayal of Othello in the rugged semi-urban Indian backdrop. It is a movie people would like to add to their collection.” The DVD is a collector’s edition carrying a special 10 page booklet which mentions interesting facts and trivia about the film. It also has many bonus and special features like:

-The Making of Omkara– Hear the director and actors speak about The Film & Script, The Locations, The Cast & Characters, The Look & Costumes, The Music & Songs
– Special Promotional Video of Omkara
– Deleted Scenes
– Theatrical Trailer and TV Promos
– Subtitles in English, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Hindi & Malayalam
– Anamorphic Wide Screen DVD 9

The DVD is priced at Rs.399/- and VCD at Rs.149/-.

Storyline of the movie

Omkara is Vishal Bhardwaj’s Wild West version of William Shakespeare’s 17th century classic, Othello, where the action is set against the milieu of political warfare in the interiors of Uttar Pradesh. Omkara (Devgan) is a gifted chieftain who heads a gang of outlaws, including the crafty Langda Tyagi (Khan) and the dynamic Kesu (Oberoi) amongst his chief cohorts. Langda’s pride is slighted when Omi appoints Kesu and not Langda as his chief lieutenant. Raging with envy, he hatches a plot to falsely implicate Omi’s beautiful fiancé Dolly (Kapoor), in an illicit affair with Omi’s “favourite lieutenant”, Kesu. Using petty insinuations and lies, Langda keeps poisoning Omi’s mind till one day he snaps and goes amok tearing up his secure world, leading up to a horrific tragedy…. .. Omkara is a classic theme of love, deception, jealousy and passion.


Shemaroo, a pioneer in the business of home entertainment, has been in the entertainment business for more than 25 years. Shemaroo has today emerged as one of the largest film content houses owning a large catalog for distribution in Media such as satellite television, cable, home video, terrestrial television etc. From VHS (video), progressing to the now popular and economical VCD format and further moving towards DVD (Digital Versatile Disc), Shemaroo has been at the cutting edge of technological changes and has always emphasized on high technical standards. Shemaroo VCDs and DVDs are Digitally mastered from the original films at its own state-of-the-art in-house post-production facility – that delivers international standards such as DVD9 and wide-screen anamorphic formats.

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