NOVEMBER 26, 2008… TERROR STRUCK THE HEART OF INDIA.
An ambitious thriller, inspired by a 2009 documentary, about the terror attacks in Mumbai 2008 that left hundreds of people dead. Focus lies on the dramatic events at the luxurious Taj Mahal hotel where armed men murdered tourists and took hostages while the authorities tried to figure out how to respond. We follow both tourists and staff and get an insight into how the young killers operated, guided via earpiece. Taught and gripping, but also exhaustingly relentless as the bloodbath goes on and on. A good cast, led by Dev Patel as a waiter who rises to the occasion.
2019-Australia-U.S.-India. 123 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Anthony Maras. Cast: Dev Patel (Arjun), Armie Hammer (David), Nazanin Boniadi (Zahra), Anupam Kher, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Jason Isaacs.