Following on from acclaimed true-life thrillers such as United 93 and Argo, Hotel Mumbai recreates the horrific 2008 terror attacks in the Indian city, that claimed 174 lives and wounded 300 others. Told from the perspective of the staff and guests of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, which became a focal point for the violence, first-time director Anthony Maras brings a breathless intensity and documentary like realism to the film, while remaining respectful to those affected by the tragedy.
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