Mumbai, Nov 26 (): Film-maker Ram Gopal Varma has launched a 7-minute long opening scene of his latest film ‘The Attacks of 26/11’ on YouTube on November 23, Friday, just three days before the 26/11 attack in Mumbai.
The Attacks of 26/11 is a film by Ram Gopal Varma based on the 2008 attacks in Mumbai. The movie gives an insight into 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai, when 9 trained terrorists held Mumbai hostage for 60 hours putting Mumbai under terror. In the movie, Ram Gopal Varma has shown the exact sequence of the events of 26/11, where 166 people were killed.
The first 7 minutes of the film starts with the sequence of taking a pledge by Nana Patekar in the court room followed by the entry of terrorists in Indian waters. The scenes are made in a realistic manner. In his cinematic depiction of the tragic event of 26/11 in Mumbai, film-maker Ram Gopal Varma has brought out the real terror experienced during attacks in the screen.
Apart from the 7-minute release online, he has also organized a special screening displaying the opening scenes of the film for about 15 minutes, where he invited media, witnesses and victims’ families.
The 49-year-old filmmaker said that this movie is one of the most important films of his career and said it is a realistic cinema and not plot-oriented. The film is being made with a budget of around Rs 40 crores.
Sanjeev Jaiswal, Delhi-based theatre actor will play the Pakistani terrorist, Ajmal Amir Kasab in ‘The Attacks of 26/11’. The film has Nana Patekar playing the role of Joint Mumbai Commissioner at the time of Mumbai attacks.
Alumbra Production has produced The Attacks of 26/11, while Eros International has distributed the film. Varma plans to release the movie early 2013 in both Indian and international markets.