Hotel Mumbai film relives the terror and courage during the 2008 terror attacks

Still from the movie Hotel Mumbai starring Dev Patel.
Still from the movie Hotel Mumbai starring Dev Patel.PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

NEW YORK - Many people recall the 2008 terrorist attacks by Pakistani jihadists in Mumbai, but few know the staff at the iconic Taj Hotel risked their lives to save guests when the building was besieged.

Hotel Mumbai, a film opening in Singapore on May 2, tells their story, which director Anthony Maras and the international cast - including Dev Patel, Anupam Kher, Armie Hammer and Nazanin Boniadi - say is ultimately an uplifting one despite the tragedy.

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