Hotel Mumbai review: Dev Patel and Anupam Kher’s film on 26/11 is watch worthy


Hotel Mumbai review

Star Cast:

Dev Patel, Arnie Hammer, Anupam Kher, Nazanin Boniadi


Anthony Maras


Basil Iwanyk, Gary Hamilton, Andrew Ogilvie, Jomon Thomas, Mike Gabrawy, Julie Ryan


3/5 Stars

Music Director:

Volker Bertelmann

Hotel Mumbai review

Dev Patel and Anupam Kher starrer Hotel Mumbai has been released in cinemas. The film depicts the true story of the unbreakable human spirit that prevailed during the ruthless 26/11 terrorist attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai in 2008. Here is Hotel Mumbai review which might help you to watch it.

Hotel Mumbai review

Story of the movie:

The story of the film revolves around young waiter Arjun (Dev Patel) reports for work at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India, under head chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher), who reminds his staff that “Guest is God”. The day’s guests include British-Muslim heiress Zahra (Nazanin Boniadi) and her American husband David (Arnie Hammer), with their infant son and nanny Sally (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), and Vasili (Jason Isaacs), a cynical former Russian special forces agent.

That night, 10 terrorists, directed by a man known as “the Bull”, launch a coordinated assault against 12 locations across Mumbai, including the hotel. In the ensuing chaos, Arjun, David, Zahra and Vasili are trapped in the hotel restaurant with several other guests while Sally, unaware of what is going on, remains with Cameron in their hotel room. David sneaks past the terrorists and successfully reaches Sally and Cameron. Arjun follows Oberoi’s instructions and escorts the guests under his care to the Chambers Lounge, an exclusive club hidden within the hotel, where they hope to remain safe. David, Sally and Cameron attempt to regroup with them, but David is captured by the terrorists and taken hostage while Sally and Cameron are trapped in a closet. Now, what will happen next, for this you have to watch the film.

Star Performance:

Dev Patel is likeable as Arjun while Anupam Kher is majestic as Oberoi. Armie Hammer, with his blond hair and blue-eyed good looks, does not have much to do with his white saviour role as David. Jason Isaacs who we remember as evil Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films has fun as Vasili.

Music Direction:

The film’s music is good.


The film’s direction is good. The storytelling is also good. Smart cinematography (Nick Remy Matthews) and editing (Peter McNulty) create scope for such an impact. The scenes from inside the Taj as the ghastly events unfold bit by bit, are gut-wrenching.

Watch Or Not:

Do not wait, go and watch!

Hotel Mumbai Trailer:

Watch on Youtube