Hotel Mumbai is a dramatic thriller based on the devastating terrorist attacks in Mumbai, November 2008. The narrative largely follows events inside the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel as hotel guests and staff try to hide from the four gunman.
Dev Patel plays a Hotel waiter caught up in events as the attacks breakout, and along with Chef Oberoi, played by Anupam Kher, is pivotal in helping the frightened guests. These include Armie Hammer as the all-American husband of Nazanin Boniadi, both trapped in the hotel dining room as the shooting begins. Upstairs in a hotel room their Nanny, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, is caring for the couple’s baby, and unaware of the unfolding horror. An arrogant and wealthy Russian businessman, played by Jason Isaacs, remains defiant; and we witness the many heartbreaking interactions with staff and guests as they try to survive. After their arrival the four gunman mercilessly pursue those in their path, all the while taking instructions from their Commanders.
Hotel Mumbai is an excellent, white-knuckle thriller – Katie Goh, The Guardian
Hotel Mumbai takes an equally tense and touching approach to India’s devastating 2008 terrorist attacks – Sarah Ward, Screen Daily
Hotel Mumbai is inspired by Surviving Mumbai, a multi-award winning television documentary that was broadcast around the world in 2009 to mark the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Toronto International Film Festival – World Premiere 7 Sept, 2018
Adelaide Film Festival – Australian Premiere 10 Oct, 2018
Winner Best Film – Rising Sun Pictures Audience Award Adelaide Film Festival 2018
Director Anthony Maras
Writers Anthony Maras and John Collee
Director of Photography Nick Remy Matthews ACS
Editors Peter McNulty and Anthony Maras
Producers Andrew Ogilvie, Basil Ilwanyck, Gary Hamilton, Mike Gabrawy,
Julie Ryan and Jomon Thomas
A Hamilton Films, Thunder Road Films, and Electric Pictures Production 2018