Indian version of Shakespeare's Othello, directed by Vishal Bharadwaj. Transposed to the interiors of Uttar Pradesh and an atmosphere of intense political warfare, the famous story of one man's descent into sexual jealousy is retold in a contemporary Indian setting. Omkara (or 'Omi') is a gifted chieftain who heads a gang of outlaws, which includes the crafty Langda Tyagi and the dynamic Kesu. When Omi appoints Kesu, and not Langda, as his chief lieutenant, Langda's pride is slighted. Raging with envy, he hatches a plot to falsely implicate Omi's beautiful wife Dolly in a love affair with Omi's favourite lieutenant, Kesu. With the unwitting aid of Indu, Langda's wife, and the willing help of Rajju, a fellow grouch, Langda's plan blooms uncontrollably and leads to tragedy.