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Hotel Mumbai

Hotel Mumbai

On 26 November 2008, young waiter Arjun reports for work at the Mumbai, India, under head chef Hemant Oberoi, who reminds his staff that «Guest is God». The day’s guests include British-Iranian heiress Zahra Kashani [9] and her American husband David, with their infant son Cameron and his nanny Sally, as well as ex- Spetznaz operative Vasili.

That night, 10 terrorists who were part of terror outfit Muslim prayer , ignoring the Bull’s command to shoot her regardless. No longer a hostage, Zahra manages to untie herself and escape.

Arjun regroups with Oberoi and evacuates the remaining guests, stumbling upon Sally and Cameron in the process. The special forces kill the remaining terrorists, and Zahra is evacuated by an aerial work platform , reuniting with Sally and Cameron. After the hotel is secure, Arjun returns home and reunites with his wife and daughter.

A closing script reveals that those responsible for planning the attack remain free to this day, but the hotel was repaired and parts reopened within months of the event. The final scenes show a memorial to the staff and guests who fought in the Battle of Hotel Mumbai, and footage of the grand reopening of the hotel, 3 months later.

Cast [ ]

  • Anupam Kher as Chef Hemant Oberoi
  • Jason Isaacs as Vasili
  • Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Bree
  • Sandeep Bhojak as Doorman

Production [ ]

Casting [ ]

In June, [11] after Teresa Palmer pulled out early into her second pregnancy, [12] and in August, Jason Isaacs was cast. [13] On 7 September 2016, Natasha Liu Bordizzo joined the film to play Bree, a tourist caught in the attack. [14]

Filming [ ]

In August 2016, Adelaide Film studios, run by the South Australian Film Corporation. [15] [16] Filming continued in India in early 2017. [17]

Release [ ]

In May 2016, The Weinstein Company acquired [18] However, in April 2018, it was announced that The Weinstein Company would no longer distribute the film. [19] In August 2018, Bleecker Street and ShivHans Pictures acquired [20]

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2018. [21] It was theatrically released in [22] and the United States on 22 March 2019. [23] It is scheduled for a United Kingdom release in September 2019, by Sky Cinema and NowTV . Sky Cinema is promoting this as a «Sky Cinema Original» in the United Kingdom. [24]

The movie was pulled from cinemas in New Zealand due to the Christchurch mosque shootings on 15 March 2019, with showings suspended until 28 March. [25]

Netflix was set to distribute the film in India and other [26] However, Netflix later dropped the film, after a contractual dispute arose with Indian distributor Plus Holdings. [27] The film is scheduled to be released theatrically in India on 29 November 2019 by Zee Studios and Purpose Entertainment. [28] An official trailer of the film in Hindi was released by Zee Studios on 23 October 2019. [29]

Reception [ ]

Box office [ ]

Hotel Mumbai has grossed $9.7 million in the United States and [3] [30]

The film opened in four theaters in the [31]

Critical response [ ]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 76% based on 204 reviews, with an average of 6.91/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, «Its depiction of real-life horror will strike some as exploitative, but Hotel Mumbai remains a well-made dramatization of tragic events.» [32] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 62 out of 100, based on 33 critics, indicating «generally favorable reviews». [33] Audiences polled by PostTrak gave the film an overall positive score of 77% and a 50% «definite recommend». [31]

Peter Debruge of Variety magazine wrote: «Sitting through the harrowing events again nearly a decade later could hardly be described as entertainment, and the film plays to many of the same unseemly impulses that make disaster movies so compelling, exploiting the tragedy of the situation for spectacle’s sake.» [34]

Accolades [ ]

Award Category Subject Result Ref
Nominated [35]
Julie Ryan Nominated
Andrew Ogilvie Nominated
Jomon Thomas Nominated
John Collee Nominated
Best Actor Nominated
Best Cinematography Nominated
Best Original Music Score Volker Bertelmann Nominated
Best Sound James Currie Nominated
Nakul Kamte Nominated
Sam Petty Nominated
Peter Ristic Nominated
Pete Smith Nominated
Best Production Design Steven Jones-Evans Nominated
Best Costume Design Anna Borghesi Nominated
Best Casting Ann Fay Nominated
Leigh Pickford Nominated
Trishaan Sarkar Nominated
32nd ) Honorable Imported Films Hotel Mumbai Won [36]
Won [37]

See also [ ]

  • The Attacks of 26/11

References [ ]

  1. ↑Hotel Mumbai. Toronto International Film Festival.
  2. ↑ Mitchell, Peter (11 October 2018). Adelaide becomes Mumbai for thriller.
  3. ↑ 3.03.1Hotel Mumbai (2019) – Financial Information.
  4. ↑Hotel Mumbai movie review & film summary. “I must admit: this skilled, historical action film was one of the toughest, most disquieting sits I can remember in a while—tougher than Paul Greengrass’ “July 22” and on par with the same filmmaker’s masterful “United 93.””
  5. ↑Movie Review: Hotel Mumbai. “Hotel Mumbai is a shockingly violent action thriller—Die Hard on steroids—except the events it depicts are real.”
  6. ↑Film reviews: The Laundromat / Hotel Mumbai / Sea Of Shadows. “THE 2008 Mumbai terror attacks resulted in 174 deaths and more than 300 wounded, which might leave you rather queasy about finding its skilful adaptation here — into a nail-biting action thriller — quite so enjoyable.”
  7. ↑ Kenigsberg, Ben. «‘Hotel Mumbai’ Review: Terrorism as Popcorn Movie?», The New York Times, 21 March 2019.
  8. ↑Hotel Mumbai Trailer: 26/11 comes alive again as Dev Patel-Anupam Kher tell the brave story of Taj-Staff during attacks. Connect Gujarat.
  9. ↑ Heilbronn, Leora (28 March 2019). Interview: Hotel Mumbai’s Nazanin Boniadi.
  10. ↑ 10.010.1 «Dev Patel & Armie Hammer in Negotiations For Mumbai Siege Pic ‘Hotel Mumbai’ – Berlin», Deadline Hollywood, 11 February 2016.
  11. ↑ «Tilda Cobham-Hervey Will Join Dev Patel in ‘Hotel Mumbai’ (Exclusive)», The Hollywood Reporter, 9 June 2016.
  12. ↑ Debelle, Penelope (10 October 2018). More than a thousand attend launch of SA-made movie Hotel Mumbai at Adelaide Film Festival.
  13. ↑ «Jason Isaacs Checks into Anthony Maras’ ‘Hotel Mumbai'», Deadline Hollywood, 12 August 2016.
  14. ↑ «John Karna Joins ‘Lady Bird’ Bevy; Natasha Liu Bordizzo Checks Into ‘Hotel Mumbai'», Deadline Hollywood, 7 September 2016.
  15. ↑Filming wraps on Adelaide set of Hotel Mumbai (2 September 2016). South Australian Film Corporation (2 September 2016).
  16. ↑ «Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel frequents Adelaide’s Jasmin restaurant while here filming Hotel Mumbai», The Advertiser, 10 August 2016.
  17. ↑ Debelle, Penny. «Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel to feature in movie to be partly filmed in SA on Mumbai terror attacks», The Advertiser, 29 April 2016.
  18. ↑ «The Weinstein Co Acquires Dev Patel, Armie Hammer Mumbai Siege Pic ‘Hotel Mumbai’ – Cannes», Deadline Hollywood, 13 May 2016.
  19. ↑ Lang, Brent (2 April 2018). ‘Hotel Mumbai’ Producers Want Film Left Out of Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy Sale.
  20. ↑ D’Alessandro, Anthony (22 August 2018). ‘Hotel Mumbai’, The Former Weinstein Movie, Scores Bleecker Street & ShivHans Deal Ahead Of Toronto Premiere.
  21. ↑ Vlessing, Etan (24 July 2018). Toronto: Timothee Chalamet Starrer ‘Beautiful Boy,’ Dan Fogelman’s ‘Life Itself’ Among Festival Lineup.
  22. ↑Hotel Mumbai. Palace Nova Cinemas.
  23. ↑ Holub, Christian (9 January 2019). Armie Hammer and Dev Patel are trapped by terrorists in Hotel Mumbai trailer.
  24. ↑ Rowney, Jo-Anne. «Hotel Mumbai trailer: Dev Patel and Armie Hammer star in movie inspired by 2008 terror attack»,
  25. ↑ Bulbeck, Pip (19 March 2019). ‘Hotel Mumbai’ Pulled From Cinemas in New Zealand After Terrorist Attack.
  26. ↑ Hipes, Patrick (8 November 2018). Netflix Unveils More Originals For India Market; Sets ‘Hotel Mumbai’ Regional Release, Priyanka Chopra-Produced Pic. ↑Sued Over ‘Hotel Mumbai,’ Netflix Drops Plans for India Screening (EXCLUSIVE) (7 March 2019). ↑Anupam Kher on his upcoming film Hotel Mumbai: It taught me to value humanity above all.
  27. ↑Hotel Mumbai | Official Trailer | Dev Patel | Anupam Kher | Anthony Maras | 29 November. Zee Studios (23 October 2019).
  28. ↑Hotel Mumbai (2019).
  29. ↑ 31.031.1 D’Alessandro, Anthony. «‘Dumbo’ Doesn’t Soar With $45M Opening; Matthew McConaughey at Bottom With $1.8M ‘Beach Bum’ – Sunday Update», Deadline Hollywood, 31 March 2019.
  30. ↑Hotel Mumbai (2019).
  31. ↑Hotel Mumbai reviews. Metacritic.
  32. ↑Film Review: ‘Hotel Mumbai’ (9 September 2018).
  33. ↑Winners & Nominees.
  34. ↑ «Ridwan Kamil Hopes Bandung Film Festival to Become a World Class Event», November 23, 2019.
  35. ↑Gewinner Fresh Blood Award 2019 (2019-09-29).
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