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Inspired by true events.
Sean (Joseph Mahler Taylor), an Irish backpacker, was drawn to India like so many before him, seeking spiritual answers and meaning. Atiya (Mihika Rao) came to Mumbai with her grandfather (SukhRaj Deepak), to visit her dying mother in hospital. Yaaseen (Kabir Singh) and Ahmad (Kieran Kumar) came because they were told their names would be etched in gold. That they would be hailed as great heroes forever more. They were told ... that they were doing ‘God’s’ work. On 26 November 2008, their worlds would collide when ten young members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the “Army of the Righteous” landed on the coast of Mumbai armed with AK-47s and grenades - their primary target, the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
With authorities overwhelmed, for almost 72 hours Indians and travelers from across the world were swept up into a desperate bid for survival – as the indoctrinated terrorists, coke-addled, fueled by vengeance, and driven on by their ruthless handler would seek to “inflict as much damage as possible” and strike a blow to the heart of all Indians.
Yet this is more than a story of terrorism or of monsters and men, it is an unflinching descent into the psyches of the terrorists behind the infamous 26/11 attacks, and an appeal to our shared humanity at the dark crossroads to which we have now stumbled.
Joseph Mahler Taylor