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
When director Anthony Maras lost his thumb moving a fan at a crew party, Dev Patel recommended a doctor who happened to be the father of the child actor who played a younger version of him in "Slumdog Millionaire" 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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Ignore the negative reviews. This movie creates a horrific tension of senseless violent death dealt by brainwashed drones of a hijacked group of young zealots. It's down to good versus evil as closely to how it played out while still being a movie. It gets across the paralyzing uncertainly of those spared the initial wave of killing as to what to do next. Hotel Mumbai is a tense and excruciating emotional ride soon enough as the slow start is soon forgotten. The civilized world is far too often simply not prepared, often in a state of denial. Tragedy arrives just as shown here - and there's no do-over making this a painfully important film with a steep learning curve. I hope everyone sees this.
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