The Attacks Of 26/11 Cast & Crew:
Release Date01 Mar 2013
DirectorRam Gopal Verma
Star CastNana Patekar,
Music DirectorRooshin Dalal,Amar Mohile,Vishal R Khosla,Sushil R Khosla,Mohan Khan
Singer Sukhwinder Singh,
Vishal R Khosla,
EditorSunil M Wadhwani
LyricistKalgi Thakar,Rashid Iqbal,Liaqat Jafri,Muztar
Verdict : Too raw and brutal
Ram Gopal Verma is back with one more flop, I would say after RGV ki aag, Agyaat and Department. The man has lost his Midas touch which he was blessed with in the 90’s. This time the audience expected much more from Ramu because of the subject he was dealing with. But… all in Vain.
The film is about how the 10 terrorists entered the Mumbai through the Gateway of India by hijacking a boat. One of the terrorists is a 20-yar old, innocent looking Ajmal Kasab (Sanjeev Jaiswal).
The terrorists come in with a set plan and distribute themselves to attack different areas of the city. While two of them attack the famous Leopold Café, two go for the famous Taj Hotel, killing and hurting people in large numbers. They spare neither women nor children. Kasab along with one of his partners attacks the crowded VT station leaving behind a trail of destruction. How the police force fights back and regains control of the city forms the rest of the story.
Technical aspect – Technically the film could have been much beeter as the subjet it is dealing with but Ramu has kept it very Raw and brutal. Hence the film does not create a great impact cinematically or editing point of view. Even Ramu’s direction is slow and he is not able to maintain the grip and the thrill which he could have easily done owing to the theme of the film.
Positive – Ramu has managed to create a great replica of Taj hotel which to certain level give an authenticity to the incidence of 26/11. Speaking of performances, Sanjeev Jaiswal bears remarkable resemblance to Ajmal Kasab.Nana Patekar has given a seasoned performance and his role is key to the film.
Other actors including Atul Kulkarni and Ganesh Yadav have portrayed their character as police officers with ease. Though most of the events are well known to the public, RGV has still succeeded in keeping the interest of viewers alive to a certain extent.
Negative – The overall treatment of the film is very slow and lethargic. Some times Nana’s dialogues also become very long and monotonous. Direction is bad. We could say that Ramu just wasted a very great subject and an impactful film.