A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name and Nazanin Boniadi, "Homeland") is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.Written by
For three days and nights in 2008 - from November 26 to 29 - Mumbai was a city under siege. Arriving from Pakistan via a hijacked fishing vessel, a squad of young jihadists rained terror upon the population with a coordinated series of shooting and bombing attacks. With local police forces stretched thin, terrified locals and tourists scampered for refuge as Mumbai went up in flames. See more »
When the woman locks herself in the bathroom, she is seen lowering the toilet seat to sit down. When the gunmen break in the seat is raised. See more »
Man on the Phone:
[speaking in Punjabi]
You feel strong. You feel calm. There is no fear in your heart. Look across at your brothers... and see me in their eyes. You are all like sons to me. I am with you. God is with you. Paradise awaits you. God is great.
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Excelent recreation of what happened there, good film well made
I was hosted 200 meters from the Taj that night, the narrative is so realistic, I recreated the events watching the film. Nevertheless the other hotels also attacked are not present at all, although I understand the story focuses on the Taj, the film would have been even better. Mumbai was under siege that day, streets closed by the army, nobody in the streets, persons or vehicles, all these are not present or even insinuated in the film. Although I miss how the terrorist avoided shooting muslins asking them to pray to confirm.
I really enjoyed watching it either way.
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