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‘Dripping in Humanity’ Story Wows Film Festival

HELPING HAND: Dev Patel (right) hugs Anupam Kher as Jason Isaacs (left), Tilda Cobham-Hervey (third from right) and a guest look on at the world premiere of Hotel Mumbai at the Toronto International Film Festival.

By: Radhakrishna N S

Hotel Mumbai, a film about the 2008 attack on a hotel in the Indian city, received a standing ovation at its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month, and the cast and filmmakers said they believe that was because of the human portrayal not only of the victims but also the perpetrators. Starring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer and Jason Isaacs, the film recounts the attack on Mumbai’s luxury Taj Mahal hotel, where dozens of guests and hotel workers were killed during a three-day siege carried out by Pakistan-based Islamist militants. Most of the film is told from…

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