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Synopsis

In November 2008, jihadists from Pakistan staged a series of devastating terror attacks across Mumbai, hurling India’s most populous city into utter chaos. During the three-day standoff, these gunmen seized the legendary Taj Mahal Palace Hotel with over 500 guests and employees trapped inside.

A searing, immersive cinematic experience, Hotel Mumbai focuses on the events that transpired at the legendary Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, targeted as the pre-eminent symbol of Indian progress and diversity. In the thick of the maelstrom, people from many different countries, cultures, creeds and social classes must find a way to organize and escape in the face of constant peril.

Among the hotel staff is renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a gentle Sikh waiter (Dev Patel), who risk everything to protect their guests. And as the world media watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi) make unthinkable sacrifices to defend their newborn child, while a steely Russian millionaire (Jason Isaacs) seems only interested in protecting himself.

Hotel Mumbai draws audiences into the epicenter of the attack and highlights ordinary people from all walks of life whose responses to this nightmarish scenario reveal the courage and resilience that unite us when we need it most. In gripping, realistic detail, the film speaks to the humanity that shines from within the tragedy.

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Production Information

Writer

Anthony Maras

John Collee

Director

Anthony Maras

Producers

Basil Iwanyk

Gary Hamilton

Mike Gabrawy

Julie Ryan

Andrew Ogilvie

Jomon Thomas

Co-Producer

Barbara Gibbs

Brian Hayes

Line Producer

Barbara Gibbs

Pravesh Sahni

Executive Producers

Ryan Hamilton
Ying Ye
Simon Williams
Kent Kubena
Jonathan Fuhrman
Anthony Maras
Dev Patel
John Collee
Mark Montgomery
Natalya Pavchinskaya
Bryce Menzies
Andrea Quesnelle
Joan Peters
Joseph N. Cohen
Gary Ellis
Richard Toussant
Anand Tharmaratnam
Manraj S. Sekhon
Masaaki Tanaka
Catherine Prosser
Min Li Tan
Simran Bedi

Key Cast

Dev Patel

Armie Hammer

Nazanin Boniadi

Tilda Cobham-Hervey

Anupam Kher

Jason Isaacs

Distributor

Icon (ANZ)

Sales

Arclight Films Worldwide (INT)

Composer

Volker Bertelmann (Hauschka)

Key WA Crew

Director of Photography

Nick Remy Matthews

Editors

Peter McNulty

Anthony Maras

Production Designer

Steven Jones-Evans

Costume Designer

Anna Borghesi

Production Coordinator

Jane Forrest

Casting Directors

Ann Fay & Leigh Pickford

Maura Fay Casting

Trishaan Sarkar

1st Assistant Director

Chris Webb

2nd Assistant Director

Brad Lanyon

3rd Assistant Director

James Dubay

Tim Hodgson

Assistant Art Director

Caterer

Steve Marcus

Gaffer

Richard Rees-Jones

Key Grip

John Smith

Locations Manager

Mark Evans

Hair, Make Up, and FX Designer

Fiona Rees-Jones

Post Production Facility

KOJO

Post Production Supervisor

Paul Cross

VFX Supervisor

Marty Pepper

Post Sound Facility

Adelaide Studios

Sound Recordist

James Currie

Sound Designer

Marty Pepper

The Director's Statement

“Obviously I was heartbroken over the violence and loss of life”

“But at first I only knew the Mumbai attacks as a series of burning buildings on a TV screen. Then as I watched interviews with survivors, an entirely new dimension of these events opened up for me.”

– Anthony Maras, Director, Writer and Editor

Photo credit Kerry Monteen
Director Anthony Maras on the set of Hotel Mumbai
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