Based on the 26/11 attack on the Taj Hotel, Mumbai in 2008, this film is a vivid portrayal of the horrors suffered by the whole nation. The movie has already received a standing ovation in its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. The movie is a humane portrayal of not only the victims but also the perpetrators.
Dev Patel, Armie Hammer and Jason Isaacs bring out the real-life incidents in reel-life about the attack on the hotel where dozens of guests and hotel workers were killed by Pakistan-based Islamist militants in a 3-day siege. The movie is narrated through the point of views of the attackers and the people trapped in the hotel.
Australian director Anthony Maras remarked that “You had a whole lot of people from different backgrounds, racial, ethnic, from different socioeconomic groups who came together in the face of real adversity to survive”.
Arnie Hammer made it more clear by stating that, “You see the toll the attack has on the guests and the staff of the hotel, but you also see it, really for the first time that I can think of, on the actual perpetrators”.
This movie is a successor to the Bollywood movie “The Attacks of 26/11” which was said from the perspective of the Mumbai Police.