The date is unforgettable. When terror scarred the face of Mumbai in one blood-soaked gash of death and mass destruction. Held to ransom, ravaged by horror, imbued with venom of a genocidal mass murder that made us all question – ‘Why? Why Us?’
That Black Saturday of 26/11, when ten couriers of terror brought in their package of loaded guns, ammunition and a barbarous game-plan of mayhem in Mumbai. This film is RGV’s tribute and testimony to the lost lives, shattered survivors and martyrs of 26/11.
The story starts off with an enquiry commission set up to find out what actually happened on the fateful night of November 26. Joint Commissioner Rakesh Maria (Nana Patekar) tells the commission board about the sequence of events and takes them on a journey of hate, courage, sacrifice and the inimitable Mumbai spirit.
Known for his penchant for crisp editing (Satya and Company come to mind), Ram Gopal Varma will take you by surprise with this movie.THE ATTACKS OF 26/11 is a cinematic interpretation of the barbaric attacks on 26/11, with the maverick film-maker unfolding the attacks on Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Leopold Café, Taj Mahal Hotel and Cama Hospital. Also incorporated in this motion picture is the arrest of Ajmal Kasab, the sole attacker who was captured alive, and his execution by hanging at Yerwada Jail in Pune last year.