Kareena Kapoor Hot Mms Biography
Omkara "Omi" Shukla — Omkara is a hardened goon[disambiguation needed], equivalent to a capo, a man with principles who sees life in extremes, either as good or evil. He is the illegitimate child of a higher caste Brahmin man and a lower caste woman.
Dolly Mishra — Dolly is a playful, innocent, young woman, smitten by Omi. She is the one who expresses her love for him and lays the basis of their relationship. Throughout the narrative, other characters are shown to doubt her innocence, including her father. Omi finds her personality ambiguous, resulting in the tragic end.
Ishwar "Langda" Tyagi — Langda (which means limp in Hindi) is the catalyst in the story. He had been a loyal right-hand man to Omi for years and expected to be the next bahubali. Kesu’s promotion gives a crushing blow to his ambitions and brings out the evil in him. His jealousy and hatred towards his kin is further encouraged by chiding remarks from Rajju.
Keshav "Kesu Firangi" Upadhyay — Kesu is Omi’s other deputy. His epithet comes from his knowledge of English. He is college-educated and urban, known to be somewhat of a cassanova. He is important to Omi for his political contacts in the students. After admitting to having "known" a string of women, he falls in love with Billo and proposes marriage. He is shown to be impatient and easily frustrated with a low threshold for alcohol.
Billo Chamanbahar — Billo is a singer/dancer who melts hearts with just her looks. She sees Kesu as a future companion, though keeps him hanging on. She makes an easy tool for Langda to manipulate.
Indu — Indu leads a bittersweet life as Langda Tyagi’s wife. She becomes an unwitting aid in her husband's plan.
Rajan "Rajju" Tiwari — Son of a respectable thekedar, he is head-over-heels in love with Dolly. He tries to win her affection throughout the movie.
Bhaisaab — Bhaisaab is an influential and powerful politician that many characters defer to. He is an outwardly sophisticated man, with a ruthless interior. He is a politician to the bone and rules the region with an iron fist, picking up enemies as he progresses his career. He is a father figure for Omkara as well as the political head honcho.
Pankaj Tripathi as Kichlu
Manav Kaushik as Surendra Kaptaan
Kamal Tiwari as Advocate Raghunath Mishra
Omkara was shot over a period of 4 months across various locales, including Lonavala, Lucknow University, Allahabad, Satara Mahabaleshwar, Mumbai and Wai, Maharashtra, where bulk of the shooting took place. Even though most of the shooting took place in Maharashtra, sets were erected with precise details to create an authentic Uttar Pradesh village.
Members of the production team included stunt co-ordinator Jai Singh, costume designer Dolly Ahluwalia, choreographers Bhushan Lakhandri and Ganesh Acharya along with chief assistant director Ajit Ahuja.
The title of the film was decided by a popular vote. Moviegoers had a choice among Omkara, Issak and O Saathi Re, all of which had already appeared as the film's song titles.
Omkara had a fairly good performance at the box office in India and earned praises all over. The movie grossed $16,466,144 world wide in its total run at the box office. Even though the movie received rave reviews, the dark theme and strong language kept away family audiences. It was, however, a grand success abroad. The film quickly entered the UK's Top Ten and did very well in Australia, South Africa and the United States. Omkara was praised for its taut script, brilliantly executed dramatic sequences and its lead performances. Kareena Kapoor's and Ajay Devgan's performance was considered to be the finest of their films. Director Vishal Bhardwaj says it was Aamir Khan who was keen to star in the role of Langda Tyagi initially, but finally it was Saif Ali Khan who essayed it and drew the most praise for this villainous role, along with Konkana Sen who eventually won a National Award for her performance. 
All the dialogues in the film are delivered in a strong input of the Khariboli dialect other than Hindi, including the use of swear words, generally absent from mainstream Hindi cinema. The movie received an A Certificate from the censor board of India. Critics and audiences were divided in their opinions about the foul language. Many believed that it was not required and would lead to distancing the movie from the family audience, while on the other hand some applauded it for authentically showing the rustic setting of the story. The language and A certificate narrowed the audience but in turn brought accolades for the creators of the movie for valuing creativity over commercial success.
Soundtrack album by Vishal Bhardwaj
8 July 2006
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Eros Music
Producer Hitesh Sonik, Clinton Cerejo
Vishal Bhardwaj chronology
The Blue Umbrella
The music is composed by Vishal Bhardwaj and the lyrics are penned by Gulzar. The music was released on 8 July 2006. The official soundtrack contains eight tracks. In January 2009, the track "Beedi" was used as the theme tune to a Brazilian TV soap opera called Caminho das Índias, produced by Rede Globo. On the back of this success, "Beedi" received considerable airplay on pop radio stations in Brazil becoming the first Hindi-only song to achieve this. The mini-series' soundtrack, which includes the track, went on to become one of the biggest selling albums of the year.
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1 "Omkara" Sukhwinder Singh 5:22
2 "O Saathi Re" Shreya Ghoshal, Vishal Bhardwaj 5:30
3 "Beedi" Sunidhi Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh, Nachiketa Chakraborty, Clinton Cerejo 5:05
4 "Jag Ja" Suresh Wadkar 4:29
5 "Namak" Rekha Bhardwaj, Rakesh Pandit 6:52
6 "Naina" Rahat Fateh Ali Khan 6:49
7 "Laakad" Rekha Bhardwaj 5:36
8 "The Tragedy of Omkara" Instrumental 1:35
Awards and nominations
Nominations are as below;
National Film Awards
Special Jury Award — Vishal Bhardwaj
National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress — Konkona Sen Sharma
National Film Award for Best Audiography — Subhash Sahoo, K. J. Singh, Shajith Koyeri
Filmfare Best Director Award — Vishal Bhardwaj
Filmfare Best Actress Award — Kareena Kapoor
Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award — Konkona Sen Sharma
Filmfare Best Villain Award — Saif Ali Khan
Filmfare Best Actress (Critics) Award — Kareena Kapoor
Filmfare Special Performance Award — Deepak Dobriyal
Filmfare Best Lyricist Award — Gulzar (Beedi)
Filmfare Best Female Playback Award — Sunidhi Chauhan (Beedi)
Filmfare Best Choreography Award — Ganesh Acharya – (Beedi)
Filmfare Best Art Direction — Sameer Chanda
Filmfare Best Costumes Award — Dolly Ahluwalia
Filmfare Best Sound — Subhash Sahu, K.J. Singh and Shajith Koyeri
Filmfare Best Action Award — Jai Singh
Filmfare Best Cinematographer Award — Tassaduq Hussain
Filmfare Best Editing Award — Meghna Manchanda
Filmfare Best Screenplay Award — Vishal Bhardwaj & Robin Bhatt
Filmfare Best Background Score — Vishal Bhardwaj
Filmfare Best Dialogue Award — Abhishek Chaubey & Vishal Bhardwaj
Star Screen Awards
Star Screen Award Best Film — Kumar Mangat
Star Screen Award Best Director — Vishal Bhardwaj
Star Screen Award Best Actor — Ajay Devgan
Star Screen Award Best Actress — Kareena Kapoor
Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress — Konkona Sen Sharma
Star Screen Award Best Villain — Saif Ali Khan
Star Screen Award Best Music Director — Vishal Bhardwaj
Star Screen Award Best Lyricist — Gulzar (Beedi)
Star Screen Award Best Male Playback — Sukhwinder Singh (Omkara)
Star Screen Award Best Female Playback — Rekha Bhardwaj (Namak)
Star Screen Award Best Female Playback — Shreya Goshal (O Saathi Re)
Star Screen Award Best Female Playback — Sunidhi Chauhan (Beedi)
Star Screen Award Best Background Music — Vishal Bhardwaj
Star Screen Award Best Choreography — Ganesh Acharya (Beedi)
Star Screen Award Best Dialogue — Vishal Bhardwaj
Star Screen Award Best Sound — K.J. Singh/Shajith Koyeri/Subash Sahu
Star Screen Award Best Cinematographer — Tassaduq Hussain
Star Screen Award Best Art Direction — Samir Chanda
Zee Cine Awards
Zee Cine Award Best Film — Kumar Mangal
Zee Cine Award Best Director — Vishal Bhardwaj
Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Female — Kareena Kapoor
Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Female — Konkona Sen Sharma
Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Negative Role — Saif Ali Khan
Zee Cine Award Best Track of the Year — Beedi
Zee Cine Award Best Music Director — Vishal Bhardwaj
Zee Cine Award Best Lyricist — Gulzar (Beedi)
Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer- Female — Sunidhi Chauhan (Beedi)
Zee Cine Award Best Background Music — Vishal Bhardwaj
Zee Cine Award Best Choreographer — Ganesh Acharya (Beedi)
Zee Cine Award Best Film Processing — Adlabs
Zee Cine Award Best Sound Recording — Subash Sahu
Zee Cine Award Best Audiography — K.J. Singh/Shajith Koyeri/Subash Sahu
Zee Cine Award Best Publicity Design — HR Enterprises
Zee Cine Award Best Action — Jai Singh
Zee Cine Award Best Cinematography — Tassaduq Hussain
International Indian Film Academy Awards
IIFA Best Director Award — Vishal Bhardwaj
IIFA Best Actor Award — Ajay Devgn
IIFA Best Actress Award — Kareena Kapoor
IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award — Konkona Sen Sharma
IIFA Best Villain Award — Saif Ali Khan
IIFA Best Music Director Award — Vishal Bhardwaj
IIFA Best Lyricist Award — Gulzar (Beedi)
IIFA Best Female Playback Award — Sunidhi Chauhan (Beedi)
IIFA Best Choreography Award — Ganesh Acharya (Beedi)
IIFA Best Story Award — Vishal Bhardwaj
IIFA Best Screenplay Award — Vishal Bhardwaj, Robin Bhatt & Abhishek Chaubey
IIFA Best Dialogue Award — Vishal Bhardwaj