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      Default Ashdoc's movie review----Hotel Mumbai

      This Australian film shows the horrifying ordeal of guests and staff trapped within Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai , when terrorists attacked Mumbai in 2008 . It is a detailed picturization of the slaughter of innocent people in the hotel , showing the utter brutality of the terrorists and their handlers
      with whom they are in contact by radio . The terrorists and their handlers speak the Punjabi language . Their language is full of profanities .

      Expendable to their masters , they have been turned into killing machines armed with Kalashnikovs which they fire without regard for human life from the beginning at CST railway station to the Taj . They have been ordered to blow the brains out of westerners after making them stand in front of windows so that the assembled public and press below can see with terror . Amazingly , one of them shows the decency to not touch a killed woman inappropriately .

      They come from a small boat and catch taxis to reach CST and then the Taj . The movie shows some of the staff in the Taj sacrificing their own lives to protect innocent guests because of the philosophy of the Taj hotel that 'guest is God' . The two main members of the staff trying to protect guests are chef Oberoi ( Anupam Kher ) and a sikh employee of the Taj called Arjun ( Dev Patel ) . Arjun explains to a guest who suspects him to be a terrorist due to his turban as to the importance of turban to a sikh but is later forced to remove it to tie a guest's wound , such are the travesties of fate . The two shift many guests to the exclusive club called chambers lounge , which is hidden . But eventually the terrorists reach there too , and mayhem ensues even as many guests do manage to flee the gunfire .

      The movie shows one or two personal stories , like that of a couple who have arrived with their baby's nanny and are in the restaurant when terror strikes . It shows their desperate attempt to unite with their baby and nanny who are in their room . In the end the husband ( played by Armie Hammer ) is shot dead after being held as hostage in a room with a wounded terrorist . A Russian former special operative named Vasili ( Jason Issacs ) who has fought in Afghanistan is shot dead too , and the movie shows his ordeal in the Taj before being shot dead .

      A most brutal scene is that of receptionists at the Taj being forced at gunpoint to ask guests to open their doors by phoning them , and the guests being shot dead on door opening by terrorists . When the receptionists refuse to phone any more , their brains are blown out . At this point interval of the movie strikes .

      Post interval , the carnage becomes more gruesome . The movie shows how ill prepared the Mumbai police were and only a handful of them show the courage to enter the Taj , led by a police officer ( played by Nagesh Bhosale ) . But their old rifles and revolvers are no match to the terrorists' firepower and most of them are shot . Help from Delhi is still hours away . The terrorists begin to destroy the Taj by lobbying grenades everywhere . They have never seen such luxury in their lives . Never seen a commode in a washroom .

      Finally commandos arrive to flush them out . One of the terrorists phones his father one last time only to realise that the promised money has not reached his father . But that does not stop his killing spree and he and others continue to pour out bullets from their seemingly inexhaustible supply of ammunition . The movie filled me with rage at the then government's inability to retaliate.

      Acting wise colours wise photography wise the movie is most decent . Background music is decent too . The violence is appalling and I was shocked by it even though I had seen the entire TV coverage at that time . The role of TV in showing everything live and thus alerting the handlers and terrorists to everything is appalling too .

      Verdict---Must see .

      Five out of five stars .
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      ...जो फिल्म #होटल_मुंबई' में नहीं दिखाया गया.


      आज रिलीज हुई फिल्म 'होटल मुंबई' में ताज होटल के कर्मचारियों, प्रबंधकों, पुलिस और सुरक्षा बल की भूमिका पर तो काफी कुछ दिखाया गया, लेकिन रतन टाटा का कही भी जिक्र नहीं है। हमले के बाद ताज समूह के प्रमुख रतन टाटा ने जो फैसले लिए, वे भारतीय कार्पोरेट जगत में ही नहीं, दुनियाभर में एक मिसाल हैं। शायद इसीलिए टाटा समूह को इतने सम्मान से देखा जाता है।

      - हमले के दिन ताज होटल में जितने भी कर्मचारी काम पर थे (चाहे वे अस्थायी हो या ठेका मज़दूर) रतन टाटा ने सभी को परमानेंट ऑन ड्यूटी माना। जितने कर्मचारी घायल हुए, उन सभी का पूरा इलाज टाटा ने करवाया और उस अवधि का वेतन भी दिया।

      - ताज के आसपास जितने भी ठेले वाले थे (और जितने सुरक्षाकर्मी थे) उन सभी के लिए टाटा समूह ने वही नीति रखी, जो अपने स्टॉफ के लिए थी। उन सभी का इलाज टाटा ने अपनी ओर से करवाया। प्रत्येक ठेले वाले को 60-60 हजार रुपये दिए गए। सभी का इलाज निजी अस्पतालों में करवाया, जितने दिन होटल बंद रहा, सभी को उनके घरों पर वेतन पहुंचाया गया।

      - हमले में ताज समूह के 80 से ज्यादा कर्मचारी हताहत हुए थे। प्रत्येक कर्मचारी के घर रतन टाटा खुद गए। घायलों के बाहर से आने वाले रिश्तेदारों को टाटा ने अपनी तरफ से फाइव स्टार होटल प्रेसीडेंट में ठहराया।
      - समूह के 46 मृत कर्मचारियों के बच्चों को टाटा के संस्थानों में आजीवन मुफ्त शिक्षा की व्यवस्था की गई है। प्रत्येक मृत कर्मचारी के परिवार को उतनी धनराशि दी गई है, जितनी की वह आजीवन कमाई करता। 36 से 85 लाख रुपये दिए गए। पूरे परिवार का मेडिकल बीमा टाटा की तरफ से किया गया है। जिन कर्मचारियों ने कंपनी से क़र्ज़ ले रखा था, वह माफ कर दिया गया।

      - ताज होटल के स्टॉफ ने अपनी जान की परवाह न करते हुए अतिथियों को बचाने का काम किया। थॉमस जार्ज नामक एक कर्मचारी ने ऊपरी मंजिल से 54 लोगों को आपातकालीन द्वार से बाहर निकाला और 54वें व्यक्ति को बाहर निकालते समय आतंकवादी की गोली से उनकी मौत हो गई।

      टाटा समूह का कारोबार पूरी दुनिया में है। जब ताज होटल के रिनोवेशन का काम शुरू हुआ तब सबसे कम खर्च का टेंडर एक पाकिस्तानी फार्म का था, जिसे अस्वीकार कर दिया गया। हैरानी की बात तो यह है की इस टेंडर को स्वीकार करने के लिए कांग्रेस के मंत्री ने रतन टाटा को फोन भी किया था लेकिन रतन टाटा ने उन्हें बेगैरत बोलकर डपट दिया था।

      भारत के अनमोल रतन है रतन टाटा��
      टाटा का जो विश्वास आज भारतीय मानस में है वो यों ही नहीं है और रतन टाटा जी ने उसे बहुत ऊंचाई पर पहुंचाया है। भरोसे का दूसरा नाम है टाटा ☝हिंदुस्तान को उन पर गर्व है।
      बाकी सारे व्यावसायिक घराने उनके सिद्धांतों और नीतियों से कोसों दूर हैं।


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      This movie is produced by one of my school friend Joe Thomas, who is a malayali settled in Australia. Had watched it when it released earlier in the UAE. He had earlier produced "The Man Who Knew Infinity" story on Ramanujam.
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