Hotel Mumbai is a riveting movie about the tragic terrorist attack on Mumbai, November 2008. The film references the 12 coordinated attacks that took place over a four-day period, but the focus is on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Many members of the hotel staff stayed to help protect the guests, even though they could have fled to safety. The personal stories that put a human face on the event are heartbreaking.
Dev Patel (The Man Who Knew Infinity) and Anupam Kher (you may recognize him from New Amsterdam) star as members of the staff that risk their own safety to stay behind. Armie Hammer (On the Basis of Sex) and Nazanin Boniadi are a young couple, desperately trying to reunite with their baby and her nanny (Tilda Cobham-Hervey).
We saw this at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. It has more of a big budget film feel than most of the movies we see. It kept us totally engaged to the very end.
I would pair this movie with a veggie burger and a rum & coke.
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Official Trailer for Hotel Mumbai:
Terror strikes in the heart of Mumbai, India, as members of Lashkar-e-Taiba storm the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in a series of coordinated attacks throughout the city. Amid the gunfire and mayhem, a brave chef and kitchen worker decide to risk their own lives to try and protect the frightened guests. As the militants continue their assault on the hotel, a desperate couple must do whatever they can to protect their newborn baby.
Hotel Mumbai Q & A TIFF 2018
|Principle Cast||Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Jason Isaacs, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher|
|Screenwriter||John Collee, Anthony Maras|
|Cinematographer||Nick Remy Matthews|
|Editor||Peter McNulty, Anthony Maras|
|Production Companies||Thunder Road Pictures, Arclight Films, Electric Pictures, Xeitgeist Entertainment Group|
|Run Time||123 minutes|
|Genre||Drama, History, Thriller|
|Premier||2018 Toronto International Film Festival|