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Memories of 26/11 Mumbai Attack: How Bollywood Captured the Threat in Storyline

On the 11th year of the deadly attack, here is a look at all the movies that you can watch to remember your loved ones.

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Updated:November 26, 2019, 12:29 PM IST
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Memories of 26/11 Mumbai Attack: How Bollywood Captured the Threat in Storyline
stills from 'Hotel Mumbai' and 'Shahid'

November 26, 2019 marks 11 years of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Known as one of the most ghastly attacks of modern Indian history, the 26/11 attack shook Mumbai for four days. Back in 2008, 10 Lashkar-e-Tayyiba terrorists found their way to Mumbai and gunned down over 160 people. While nine of the ten terrorists were killed, one of them, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, was arrested and finally executed in November 2012.

The incident has been captured well in the movies and books, to talk about the failures that led to such a breach in security. On the 11th year of the deadly attack, here is a look at all the movies that you can watch:

Hotel Mumbai

Released recently, the movie is directed by Anthony Maras. The movie is inspired by the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai, which is about the 2008 Mumbai attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India. The film stars Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Jason Isaacs, Suhail Nayyar, Nagesh Bhosle and Natasha Liu Bordizzo.

The Attacks Of 26/11

Released in 2013, Ram Gopal Varma's movie is perhaps the only film in Bollywood that has officially traced the incident and its aftermath. The film stars Nana Patekar as Mumbai top cop Rakesh Maria, who handled investigations.


The Hansal Mehta directorial is about a Muslim boy who is arrested and tortured for his identity. One he is released, he decides to study law and fight pro-bono for people who are charged falsely for terrorism. However, while representing a case related to 2008 Mumbai attacks, he is shot by two gunmen in his office and dies on the spot.


The 2015-released movie shows the aftermath of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. It stars Katrina Kaif and Saif Ali Khan in major roles.

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