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The Attacks Of 26/11 Review

The Attacks Of 26/11 Rating: 2.59/5

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Ratings:1.5/5   Attacks of 26/11 Review By: Rajeev Masand  Site: CNN IBN (IBNLive)
The Attacks of 26/11 is that rare exception. The plot and the end of this movie are no secret because the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai, and the way the horror unfolded on the night of November 26, is still fresh in public memory. Unfortunately, in the hands of director Ramgopal Varma, these unprecedented events are portrayed in a one-dimensional, jingoistic, and almost hysterical tone.The Attacks of 26/11 often resembles a tacky B-movie. The Attacks Of 26/11 needlessly builds the Commissioner’s role into a larger-than-life one, and therein it slips. I’m going with one-and-a-half out of five for Ramgopal Varma’s The Attacks Of 26/11. It’s a chapter in Mumbai’s history that we’ll never forget, so a movie on the attacks should have left you more than just comfortably numb.
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Ratings:3.5/5   Attacks of 26/11 Review By: Taran Adarsh  Site: BollywoodHungama
THE ATTACKS OF 26/11 makes you salute and respect the men in uniform, who fought the terrorists tooth and nail. That's precisely why THE ATTACKS OF 26/11 triumphs as a feature film.The gimmicky camera angles are not there this time, since RGV goes about passionately reliving the horrific tale as it is. In fact, it won't be erroneous to state that THE ATTACKS OF 26/11 rediscovers RGV, who bounces back with renewed enthusiasm. On the whole, THE ATTACKS OF 26/11 is akin to watching the barbaric act in rawest form. The film not only chronicles the terror attacks, but also pays homage to the sentiments of the people of India and especially the heroes and victims of 26/11. A powerful retelling of a regrettable event in history. Do not miss this one!
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Ratings:2.5/5   Review By: Anupama Chopra  Site: Star World (Hindustan Times)
The good news is that The Attacks of 26/11 is one of the better films Ram Gopal Varma has made in recent years. The bad news is that Varma's last few films were duds like Department and Bhoot Returns so the bar is set very low. In a few places, The Attacks of 26/11 is startling. The tragic absurdity of constables fighting heavily armed terrorists with stones and lathis hits you.But mostly, the film is plodding. Varma insists on bludgeoning background music and the terrorists remain faceless caricatures.Even Ajmal Kasab, who is the only one fleshed out to some extent, is sketchy and simplistic. The Attacks of 26/11 is a powerful subject watered down by ineffective story-telling. This could have and should have been so much more.
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Ratings:2.5/5   Review By:  Madhureeta Mukherjee  Site: Times of India (TOI)
It's evidently researched; yet, we're left as observers, watching the rampage rip the soul of the city. While the thought is poignant, the horror isn't palpable throughout and the execution doesn't cut as deep as the actual tragedy. No hard steel of emotion ripping into your gut stemming from cinematic brilliance. With real facts, figures and even flaws, such is the subject that it shocks, pains and stuns you into silence even now. What RGV's re-appraisal of that injury does, is remind us that the spirit of the city is indefatigable; inspite of still bleeding hearts.
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Ratings:0.5/5   Review By:  Vaihaysai Daniel  Site: Rediff
Varma’s version of 26/11 was truly more gory than even the real events that occurred in Mumbai  in 2008. Blood spurting out of people’s chests like fountains. Wounded victims falling dramatically into brass pots filled with marigolds as laughing Buddhas looked on benignly. Etc etc etc. Ad nauseaum, Mr Varma, you had such a large canvas to play out this story on. Could you not have done it more sensitively? Sure 26/11 was a bloody-curdling, horrific chapter in Mumbai’s history. But surely not as blood-curdling and horrific as your film? You were not making a horror film. You were making a film about real lives.Will Varma’s film work with Mumbai audiences? As sad as this film has made me, for simply not portraying what really happened on those terrible three days in Mumbai.
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Ratings:2.5/5   Review By:  Saibal Chaterjee  Site: NDTV
This film is an act of obvious courage and, in following through with it at the risk of treading on raw wounds, Ram Gopal Varma presents a precise account of what happened on the night India’s financial capital froze amid an unprecedented carnage. So, is The Attacks of 26/11 recompense enough for the unpleasant shocks that Ram Gopal Varma has subjected moviegoers to of late? Flashes of the old are indeed visible in parts of the film. And that is evidence that all isn’t lost. Ram Gopal Varma is still not back to his best and The Attacks of 26/11 isn’t an unqualified triumph. But it is certainly watchable.
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Ratings:2/5   Review By:  Shubhra Gupta  Site: Indian Express
Its initial passages are promising, and in a few sequences, there is an effective build-up to the dread.But Varma loses the advantage by slipping into familiar treads. People being killed, and limbs being turned into bloody colanders on screen need to be treated, in this kind of a film which demands respect because it claims veracity, with respect. Here the director sheds restraint, and becomes a voyeur, and turns us into voyeurs too. It had the potential to be both smart procedural, and spiffy action, but '26/11' sinks somewhere in the middle.
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Ratings:2/5   Review By:  Tushar Joshi  Site: DNA
Unfortunately, The Attacks of 26/11 ends up being a confused piece of work that has neither the well researched methodology of a documentary nor the dramatics of a feature film. The Attacks of 26/11 feels like a over decorated half baked dish that has the right ingredients and toppings but lacks the taste to titillate your appetite.
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Ratings:3.5/5   Review By:  Aishwarya  Site: Koimoi
What’s Good: The cinematography, the lucid flow of the narration, all performances. What’s Bad: The style of narration suits the news-mode more than the movie-mode. Loo break: None. Watch or Not?: For reliving the intensity of the attacks and this well retold narration, boasting of power packed performances by all, especially Nana Patekar, this one is definitely worth a watch.
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Ratings:4/5   Review By:  Martin D Souza  Site: Glamsham
The film helps one understand the complete crumbling of intelligence and the state of our policemen on beat, most with just laathis. One scene at the Leopold Cafe highlights this with two cops lobbing stones into the cafe after the terrorists have moved on. They have just their laathis with them. A stark display of how unarmed and vulnerable our policemen are. RGV and Eros International should dub this film in as many languages as possible. Methinks it should have an international release. Welcome back, RGV!
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Ratings:4/5   Review By:  Resham Sengar  Site: Zee News
‘The Attacks of 26/11’, a film by Ram Gopal Varma, recreates the terrifying events on celluloid. The filmmaker has categorically said that the film is a tribute to the incident and rightly so, for he has been able to sensibly weave sentiments attached to the event. The movie superbly throws light on the many aspects of terrorism in a mature and moving way. The film highlights how the ulterior motive of the terrorists is self-centred, their philosophy is hypocritical and how no one can escape the deadly paws of terrorism. It is a film that is completely performance driven.After a string of flops, for RGV (who had earlier delivered successful films like ‘Satya’, ‘Company’) this is a comeback of sorts.
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  1. 4 to 0.5 star....amazing reviews....

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    1. ya even i was wondering the same

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  2. It’s better. Better than the most of earlier offerings from RGV but when it comes to the most horrifying act of terrorist-attacks India has faced, we certainly deserved the best to recreate the trauma, the terror, the rage & the repercussion people still feel inside them very fervently.

    THE ATTACKS OF 26/11 is not satisfactory at all. The very problem is it is a Ram Gopal Verma film, and when I state that undoudebtly I am considering the much-annoying trademark of RGV film-making of recent past. Forget about the research and much required authenticity in the visual treatment, Verma doesn't even look concerned about the right kind of emotions in most of his scenes. Drama- stage play gives you a high but not every time, especially when one has heartfelt sentiments attached to it. If merely casting a look-alike actor [I doubt if Sanjiv Jaiswal playing kasab is really so by profession] and a legend [Nana Patekar, who else?] who’s better known for his loud-mouth ‘lemme bash all with words’ kind of on screen attitude is the idea of making a hard-hitting docu-drama based on real events, I would fear one has to learn his cinematic ethics right.

    It is a flawed effort to en-cash the terror in the first half with all its typical Bollywood blood & gore action sequences, so you see people getting shots and falling weirdly in slow-motion, terrorists with the villain-ish Grinch on their face walking into frame like heroes and sadly our real heroes the policemen get sidelined. Why? Because we had to en-cash the horror quotient of the act. Second half is equally funny. Hear me on this, the police get Kasab arrested and while the Joint Commissioner of Police [Nana Patekar, who else?] is busy investigating him in his office, Mr. Verma also seems to get caught with them inside so we never see the other operations at Taj & Oberoi. Why? Because we had to en-cash the Kasab hatred over-flowing in common people. The only part where I get the chance to breathe is when the JCP smacks back Kasab with his thoroughly impressive ideology of Jihad & the Islam. Watch out for Nana only. Its indeed one of best scenes Nana has performed ever. But don’t bother, that scene will soon be out on YouTube.

    In times when docu-drama is getting appreciated worldwide with films like ZERO DARK THIRTY, THE ATTACKS OF 26/11 is best to be forgotten. Watch it only if you want to use foul words against our neighboring country to release your equally infuriating anger. [2/5]

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    1. since i was unable to make up my mind based on the above critics reviews i am going with ur review and skipping this movie

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    2. F@ck u gaurav... learn how to give better reviews

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    3. Who is this gaurav rai no body know him. He is telling how to make films ha ha in 98 best film award goes to know kkhh over Satya so it's our mentality

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    4. Its an awesome movie.. Fuk u.. Y u ppl r against RGV.. I know he makes some shit movies but he also makes some claaaaasss movies.. N dis one is awesome.. Watch it eveybody

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    5. Just a test. I have a complete dissection of Gaurav Rai's critique.

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  4. lets make this movie flop.............., when 400 people were died this fellow along with the cm was viewing the site for movie making rather than paying homage to the sufferers. from my side i give -10 out of 5. total bakwaasssssssssss

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    1. i agree with you ....but makes sense if we work more on fixing the corrupt indian politicians....after watching this movie...all i felt was that sacrifice of our policemen and hundreds of unfortunate people who died, was made a complete fun of by Government and Politicians.....

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    2. Look at this guy Amit kolhe ek
      aur online krantikari ye kuch karte nahi bus online protest aur profile pic change Karenge
      ha ha

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  5. I have just watched this movie n I can not believe it has been given 2 or 3 stars, it is 5 out of 5. If any indian movie ever deserved an oscar it is this one.

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  6. These critics seem to b corrupte who give 4 - 5 stars to useless salman n shahrukh movies just bcoz they spend a lot on marketing rather then the content. This movie is best indian movie ever.

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  7. 4/5 star to bante hai movie ke,its a rgv's good novie

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  8. only shitty salman khan movies are hit in india whereas movies such as this one dosent get the attention frm the ppl as well as the critics...must watch for every india...nana patekar is too good specially the last scene...fr me its 4.5/5

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