sizzlingel Mumbai Movie Review :
Director – Anthony Maras
Star cast – Dev Patel, Anupam Kher, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Amandeep Singh
Screenplay – John Collee and Anthony Maras
Cinematography – Nick Remy Matthews
Producer – Basil Iwanyk, Gary Hamilton, Andrew Ogilvie, Jomon Thomas, Mike Gabrawy, Julie Ryan and Brian Hayes
Production Company – Thunder Road Pictures, Arclight Films, Electric Pictures, Xeitgeist Entertainment Group and ShivHans Pictures
Running time – 125 minutes
Ratings – 3.0
The film is based on the 26th November 2008 attack carried out by dreaded terrorist who carried out the horrendous act of killing innocents in the Taj sizzlingel lobby and other places of the same. It showcases the role played by the hotel staff and the story of the British-Muslim heiress Zahra guest who was there with her American husband David and infant son Cameron and his nanny Sally.
The makers of the sizzlingel Mumbai understands the way the hotel security has changed forever in India and the lessons it has raised after the attack. Hence they have tried to portray the same over the silver screen. The film has somewhere able to portray the panic and chaos created by the bullets, blood, bombs and the senseless brutality carried out on the day of 26/11. Hence to expect humor or efforts to relieve the tension while catching the movie is futile. The makers have tried to serve the story with a deeply chilling script.
However, the stories portrayed in the film somewhere appeared unrealistic and fictional thus demeaning what happened that fateful day at The Taj. Talking about the performances, Anupam Kher playing the chef t Oberoi played his part well. The others like Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, and Amandeep Singh did a decent job in the film. Things like screenplay, script, direction, music and photography remained okay but these did not help the film to boost up the entertainment value of the movie.
sizzlingel Mumbai – The Last Word
the film talks about the unsparing incompetence of the authorities who could have easily averted the tragedy had they been acted on time. It questions the callous efforts carried out by the then government and the authority who despite having all the video clues failed to act. The film remains the tribute to the people who lost lives in the Taj attack.