Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Producers: Eros International and Alumbra Entertainment
Writer: Rommel Rodrigues
Cast: Nana Patekar, Sanjeev Jaiswal, Saad Orhan, Ganesh Yadav
Music: Rooshin Dalal, Amar Mohile, Vishal R Khosla, Sushil R Khosla and Mohan Khan
Genre: Drama/ Thriller
Release Date: March 1, 2013
Star Value: Although Nana Patekar is a veteran in the film industry who is also a quality performer, he isn’t a crowd puller, as they say in commercial terms. But the fact that the film is based on the infamous attacks of 26/11 is the real crowd puller for The Attacks Of 26/11.
Hype: The film is in the news ever since Ram Gopal Varma decided to make it and visited the Taj just after the attack to get his facts right. Although it was negative publicity as Ramu was highly criticized for it, the film grabbed more than eyeballs. But surprisingly, as the film neared its release after the famous promotional clip was released, the hype seems to have reduced. Although there is some eagerness to watch the film but the excitement factor isn’t high somehow.
Music: Films of this genre aren’t known for their music. The song ‘Maula Maula’ is a great composition. It should find takers if the film does well.
Due to the low hype, The Attacks Of 26/11 will only get an average to decent opening at the box office. The film is expected to do well mostly in the multiplexes of the metros. Due to the dark and disturbing nature of the subject, it won’t attract the masses, especially the family audiences. However, it does have a chance if it manages to impress initially because the curiosity level is quite high.