Omkara is Vishal Bharadwaj's interpretation of the Shakespearean classic Othello. The film follows one man's descent into sexual jealousy because of his passionate love for his woman and the final destruction of that love at the altar of blind obsession. Omkara is a gifted chieftain who heads a gang of outlaws, which include the crafty Langda Tyagi and the dynamic Kesu amongst his chief cohorts. The story begins when Omi appoints Kesu and not Langda as his chief lieutenant. Langda's pride is slighted and 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 his wife Indu, Langda's plan takes shape and results in horrific tragedy. Obsessive Omkara's passion for his woman, Dolly's unconditional love for Omi, crafty Langda's warped loyalty, dynamic Kesu's unswerving devotion - all lead up to a dark tragedy. Omkara in spirit stays true to the central theme of Othello and ends up humanising Shakespeare's characters with the necessary folklore and ethnic charm that is required for a contemporary Indian story setting.