This was one real-life story that had to be remembered on film. Hotel Mumbai uses an incredible cast and team to bring three fateful days to life. “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,” the video explains. “Refusing to leave their guests, the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi and a waiter choose to risk their lives to keep everyone safe. As the world watches on, a desperate couple is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.” Starring Anupam Kher, Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, and Nazanin Boniadi, the film is really about the power of joining together, overcoming differences in the face of danger — which is why a strong ensemble cast was so important.
“We kind of shared the brutality,” Patel told The Hollywood Reporter. “Between one person, we would have crumbled, and that’s the story of the film. It’s an ensemble. It’s about everyone in that hotel: guest, staff, alike.”
You can see the trailer here:
10 years on, this film remembers those traumatic three days — and the remarkable staff who went above and beyond to keep their guests safe. Their story is in good hands.