Star-studded film ‘Hotel Mumbai‘, starring Dev Patel, Anupam Kher, is set to release on 22 November. The film is based on the major terrorist attack on 26 November 2008 in Mumbai. This attack of 10 terrorists and the bloody game which lasted for three days had shaken the whole world including India. Now ‘Hotel Mumbai’ director Anthony Maras has made a shocking claim. Anthony Maras has reported that Hotel Mumbai’s dialogues are based on transcripts of original phone calls during the 26/11 attacks. According to Anthony Maras, he researched the attack for a year. At the time of the incident, the police received real phone conversations between the hotel Taj staff and the Survivors. Then along with co-writer John Collie, he wrote the dialogues for the film.
Own conversation with the Survivors of the attack
Anthony Maras stated that he started with a documentary on the Survivors of the attack. After this, I received a transcript of the phone call. Then spoke to those who had gone through the tragedy of this attack themselves. We spent a lot of time listening to people’s stories. We wanted to know what the experience was like. So that people can show what they went through on the screen. The film will be released on November 29. The film is in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages. It is an Indo-American-Australian film. The film stars Anupam Kher, Dev Patel, Nazneen Bonidi, Army Hammer and Jason Issacs in the lead roles.
During the Mumbai attack, 174 people were killed and 300 people were injured. Nine terrorists were killed and a terrorist Ajmal Kasab was caught alive, who was later sentenced to death in 2012. The encounter between militants and security forces lasted for 60 hours during the Mumbai attack.