The Attacks Of 26/11 - Reviewed


WHEN THE SILVER SCREEN TURNED RED

     The Attacks of 26/11 is not a movie that should be evaluated by its star ratings. This movie pays homage to the innocent people and the brave policemen who were killed in the horrendous attacks on Mumbai by ten brainwashed men with grenades and AK-47s in their hands.

     The movie demonstrates the state of mind of the then-Joint Commissioner of Police Rakesh Maria as the attacks were taking place. Director Ram Gopal Varma does not bother going into the details. He reduces the attacks at Oberoi and Nariman House to dialogues. How could he skip the NSG operations?

     Ram Gopal Varma shows idols of God at places where the attacks took place as though he is challenging the mere existence of God. Nana Patekar delivers a power-packed performance. His aggravated emotions in the scene where he explains Islam and Jihad to Kasab are sure to leave you gnashing your teeth against the evil killers. I got goosebumps throughout the movie. 

     You know everything. You have watched it on the many documentaries and extensive media coverage on TV and yet you go and watch the movie only to find out that the movie has nothing new to reveal. On the whole, the movie seems incomplete and it seems that it is incorrectly named as-The attacks of 26/11 instead of something related to Rakesh Maria.

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