It’s been 14 years since the infamous 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. The terrorist attack in 2008 is remembered as one of the worst attacks in India by non-state actors. In the last 14 years, several movies and shows have carried a reference to the attack. While some are centered around the event, the rest show it as one of the background elements.
Here is a list of a few movies made on this subject –
- The attacks of 26/11
One of the best Indian films made on this issue is Ram Gopal Verma’s, ‘The Attack of 26/11’. The movie shows the real-life struggle of the police force, in dealing with the attack, right till the very end of the episode. The movie has Nana Patekar in the lead, who puts forth one of his best performances in the film.
The movie was released in 2013. The Attacks of 26/11 was premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, but it failed at the box office
- The Hotel Mumbai
The Anthony Maras directorial is a true story of the hotel staff from the Taj who tried to keep everyone safe. The movie was an Indian – American – Australian production that was released in 2018. The movie was praised for its attention to detail and fine editing. Several reviewers also praised the element of emotionality in the film, which was coupled with fine acting by the ensemble.
The movie premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
- Rogan Josh
Rogan Josh is a short film under the banner of Large Short Film, available on the Youtube page. The 17-minute-long film stars veteran Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah and Shishir Sharma in lead roles. The movie is an emotional take on a family who has been affected by the attack. The movie was released in 2019 and has over 4 million views on Youtube alone.
Shahid is considered to be Rajkumar Rao’s best performance to date. The Hansal Mehta directorial is based on the real-life story of Shahid Azmi, who was assassinated in 2010.
The movie follows the life of a young Shahid who briefly joins a terrorist training camp in Kashmir. After being incarcerated, Shahid earns a law degree.
The movie was a success, commercially and critically.