Hotel Mumbai

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Hotel Mumbai
Hotel Mumbai poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed byAnthony Maras
Produced by
  • Basil Iwanyk
  • Gary Hamilton
  • Mike Gabrawy
  • Kent Kubena
  • Jonathan Fuhrman
  • Andrew Ogilvie
  • Mark Montgomery
  • Min-Li Tan
  • Joe Thomas
  • Julie Ryan
  • Brian Hayes
Screenplay by
Based onSurviving Mumbai
by Victoria Midwinter Pitt
Music byVolker Bertelmann
CinematographyNick Remy Matthews
Edited by
Distributed by

(United States)

(India & Southeast Asia)

Release date
  • September 7, 2018 (2018-09-07) (TIFF)
  • March 29, 2019 (2019-03-29) (United States)
Running time
125 minutes[1]
United States

Hotel Mumbai is an Indian-American-Australian thriller film directed by Anthony Maras and written by John Collee and Maras. It is based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 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 and Natasha Liu Bordizzo.

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2018. It is scheduled to be released on March 29, 2019, by Bleecker Street and ShivHans Pictures in the US and on Netflix for India and Southeast Asian territories.


The story is about the victims and survivors of the 2008 Mumbai attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India.



On February 11, 2016, it was announced that Dev Patel and Armie Hammer were cast in the film, along with actors Nazanin Boniadi (who is Iranian), Teresa Palmer, and Suhail Nayyar, while Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Anupam Kher also began negotiations.[2] John Collee and Anthony Maras wrote the screenplay, which Maras would direct, while Basil Iwanyk would produce the film through Thunder Road Pictures along with Jomon Thomas from Xeitgeist, Arclight Films' Gary Hamilton and Mike Gabrawy, Electric Pictures' Andrew Ogilvie, and Julie Ryan.[2]

In June, Tilda Cobham-Hervey joined the cast,[3] and in August, Jason Isaacs was cast.[4] On September 7, 2016, Natasha Liu Bordizzo also joined the film to play Bree, a tourist who is caught in the attack.[5]


In August 2016, principal photography on the film began in Adelaide, Australia.[6] Filming continued in India in early 2017.[7]


On May 13, 2016, The Weinstein Company came on board to handle North American and UK rights to the film.[8] In February 2017, the first still from the film, featuring Patel was released.[9] In April 2018, it was announced that The Weinstein Company would no longer distribute the film.[10] The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2018.[11] Prior to, Bleecker Street and ShivHans Pictures co-acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film.[12] Netflix will distribute the film in India and South and Southeast Asian territories.[13] It is scheduled to be released on March 29, 2019.[14]

See also[edit]

The Attacks of 26/11


  1. ^ "Hotel Mumbai". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Jaafar, Ali (February 11, 2016). "Dev Patel & Armie Hammer In Negotiations For Mumbai Siege Pic 'Hotel Mumbai' – Berlin". Deadline. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  3. ^ Galuppo, Mia (June 9, 2016). "Tilda Cobham-Hervey Will Join Dev Patel in 'Hotel Mumbai' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  4. ^ Jr,, Mike Fleming; Busch, Anita (August 12, 2016). "Jason Isaacs Checks Into Anthony Maras' 'Hotel Mumbai'". Deadline. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (September 7, 2016). "John Karna Joins 'Lady Bird' Bevy; Natasha Liu Bordizzo Checks Into 'Hotel Mumbai'". Deadline. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel frequents Adelaide's Jasmin restaurant while here filming Hotel Mumbai". The Advertiser. August 11, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  7. ^ "Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel to feature in movie to be partly filmed in SA on Mumbai terror attacks". The Advertiser. April 30, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  8. ^ Jaafar, Ali (May 14, 2016). "The Weinstein Co Acquires Dev Patel, Armie Hammer Mumbai Siege Pic 'Hotel Mumbai' – Cannes". Deadline. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  9. ^ Meena Jang (11 Feb 2017). "Berlin First Look: Dev Patel Stars in Thriller 'Hotel Mumbai'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 Oct 2017.
  10. ^ Lang, Brent (April 2, 2018). "'Hotel Mumbai' Producers Want Film Left Out of Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy Sale". Variety. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  11. ^ Vlessing, Etan (July 24, 2018). "Toronto: Timothee Chalamet Starrer 'Beautiful Boy,' Dan Fogelman's 'Life Itself' Among Festival Lineup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  12. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 22, 2018). "'Hotel Mumbai', The Former Weinstein Movie, Scores Bleecker Street & ShivHans Deal Ahead Of Toronto Premiere". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  13. ^ Hipes, Patrick (November 8, 2018). "Netflix Unveils More Originals For India Market; Sets 'Hotel Mumbai' Regional Release, Priyanka Chopra-Produced Pic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "New release dates and acquisitions from Bleecker Street". Bleecker Street. Retrieved December 6, 2018.

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