Starring: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher, Jason Isaacs, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Suhail Nayyar, Natasha Liu Bordizzo
Thriller directed and co-written by Anthony Maras based on a true event. The story recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter, Arjun (Dev Patel), who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple, David and Zahra (Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi), are forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.
Maitre D: Welcome to the Taj, home to statesmen and celebrities for over a century.
Hemant Oberoi: [to his staff] Remember always, here at the Taj, guest is God.
News Reporter: Chaos has erupted in Mumbai, with multiple bombings and armed gunmen rampaging through the city.
News Reporter: Terrorists have laid siege to the landmark Taj. With as many as a thousand guests and over five hundred staff trapped inside.
News Reporter: Local police are simply not trained to deal with attacks of this magnitude.
[to the hotel receptionist]
Eddie: Look, I don’t think you understand. There’s been an attack and we’re not safe.
[as he sees the terrorists shooting in the hotel reception]
Arjun: Switch off the lights. Under the tables!
Hemant Oberoi: [to his staff] We should try to gather whoever we can. Many of you have families at home. There is no shame in leaving.
Butler Jamon: I have been here thirty-five years. This is my home.
Vasili: We don’t know how many there are, where they are.
[hearing knocking on the door; Oberoi is about to unlock the door when Arjun calls him]
Arjun: Don’t open the door, it’s them!
[he turns to the others]
Hemant Oberoi: Out!
David: My kid is upstairs. Do you have a family?
Arjun: Yes, and I need to stay alive and see them.
Zahra: No one is coming for us!
Hemant Oberoi: We go down the back stairs and straight out the service exit. If they hear us, we all die.
Vasili: We take our chances.
Hotel Guest: I’m scared.
Arjun: We all are. But to get through this we must stick together.
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