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 (Dev Patel, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple Armie Hammer and Nazanin Boniadi, is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child. The intensity begins fairly quickly and doesn’t let up until the end. Writer/Director Anthony Maras skilfully coordinates the chaos and carnage of what happened and some of the scenes are very disturbing. While the ultimate villain is Islamic Jihadism, the movie mostly focuses on the triumph of the human spirit in a humanistic way.
India/Australia 2018 Anthony Maras 123m