THE ATTACKS OF 26/11: Bollywood seeks inspiration from tragic incidents
March 2, 2013 02:04:15 PM IST By Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
While Hollywood keeps on interpreting and revisiting the historical events that have changed the course of its history, and it is awarded as well, manifest from the Oscars Award that ARGO got, which was a narration associated with American hostages in Iranian embassy, cinematic fraternity in India has slowly-slowly started realizing the fact that the vital flag posts of the present times, indeed provide an element of connect and have the potential to be commercially hit at the box-office as well.
Ram Gopal Varma's latest offering THE ATTACKS OF 26/11, belongs to this genre, and it looks at the attacks on Mumbai five years ago, that shook the consciousness of the entire nation and world as well. RGV has taken his favorite actor Nana Patekar, who has delivered one of most definitive performances in his acting career. Even Lal Krishna Advani praised the film, and it has also been lapped by the fans of cinema at the Cannes film festival as well. THE ATTACKS OF 26/11 is a stark reminder about the cataclysmic pain that the nation went through and each one of us need to view it to understand how one could face such kind of situations.
As it has been mentioned above, Hindi cinema has been slow in picking up the nuggets from history to use it as content for cinema, but whenever it has done, it has met with definite impact. Here is a list of few such films: