The cast and mould of the film.
The ensemble of cast is very dynamic, starring Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan leading the way along with the support cast of Vivek Oberoi , Konkona Sen, Bipasha Basu and Naseeruddin Shah. The "mould" or the setting of the plot is rustic and may happen in any part of rural North India namely, Eastern UP or Bihar. It is about guns some more guns, lots of voilence along with lots of expletives which would have been necessary inorder to portray of charachters. There are also some tongue-in-cheek dialogues which I would have heasty laugh but fortunately I could not as I knew my parents sit besides me.
The story is about.
It is about power grabbing. Ajay Devgan is Omkara who leads goons under him. He is follower of a local criminal's character played by Naseeruddin Shah. The local don Omkara is promoted and his shoes needs to be filled. He chooses Vivek's character and Saif has to be the loser. The story slowly gravitates towards grab what Saif that was his. Kareena's character is used to continuously guide the plot towards it's end. Vivek's character screw up a few times which obviously did not amuse Omkara.
The role of the background setters.
It is needless to say he has done his part of the job well. Bipasha was roped in for the part she does best carrying off the oomph factor meanwhile Konkona Sen often reminds of now legendary (the erst while Dukhyaari) Smita Patil. There is a still on way to reach where Smita Patil left for heavenly abode but she is defenitley that material and has the pedigree too. Vivek's character is as it was in "Yuva" he is always there to take the blame.
A scene which is reminescent of "Deewar".
I hopemost of the poeple have sen Deewar, the (old) one starring Amitabh, Shashi Kapoor and mother of all screen mothers Nirupama Roy. If one remembers the godown scene in which Amtiabh beat the winds out of local gang and then comes out to wash his face and drink water from the nearby tap. Ajay Devgan too does it here only after killing the rival gang. He comes in and drinks water and washes his face I smiled as it was truly "inspired" from Deewar.
The plot turmoils.
As there is turmoil in the story and the plot thickens towards the climax it begins to get hostile and bloody. I not wanting to divulge much will take liberties to just say it is a bloody end to a movie which is about guns, terror, expletives and sex. If u are wishing to see it try not to watch it with your children.
What I liked.
I have not read "Othello" but I love movies based on novels as they come out better and some what more sensible but then it is just a perception though. I think with a success of Parineeta and great reviews for Omkara the filmi people should look into making more movies not only out of Indian literature along with western literature instead of blindly aping English movies.