Terror attacks on Mumbai on 26/11/2008 outraged the whole nation, and almost made the neighboring countries on the brink of war
On 26th November 2008, 10 gunmen strike Mumbai with military precision. They kill at will, take hostages, preferably Americans, British & Jews, target the economic capital of India and grab international attention. Over 60 hours they paralyze a city of 19 million, killing 166 people and injuring 304. With strategic support from forces unseen, unknown!
A terror strike that almost brings 2 nuclear states to the brink of war!
Inside Mumbai Terror Attack - a documentary on the world′s most audacious terror attack since 9/11, revisits those 60 hours, told through characters who were inside the action - the fisherman who saw the terrorists come ashore, an American couple who witnessed the shooting in 2 venues and escape terror twice, a retired Indian banker who came face to face with the attackers as he was taken hostage, a mother whose daughter was shot next to her, the police officer who first fired at them, security officials that engaged the terrorists, a seasoned cop put in charge of the Police reaction and the Special Forces Counter-terror unit called in to neutralize the terrorists.
Rakesh Maria - Joint Commissioner (Crime), Mumbai Police says
“The challenge before the leadership was to motivate and inspire the men that despite the loss of the three senior officers one needs to get on with it. And I think Mumbai police rose to a situation. The moment Ismael was killed and Kasab was arrested, I think that was a turning point. Whatever the men felt due to the loss of these three officers, I think this incident boosted the morale of the men.”
The film is a complete story of the event, experts in defense analysts and the Indian Home minister Chidambaram, victims as well as security forces.
After the siege, the film follows the investigation to reveal a meticulously planned master plan, its bloody execution and a delayed yet brave fight back with a dramatic rescue. The film also plots intelligence lapses & administrative failures before and during the siege - trigger points that combined to catalyze a catastrophe.
The film takes you right to the heart of the action - all recreations (except Taj interior action) are set in actual places where these incidents happened. The film also reveals a diabolical on how this attack was planned - how thousands of prospective young men were screened in Pakistan and almost like a reality show, through stages of elimination, the final 10 were chosen to execute the attack. The intent of the attack is revealed - of provoking a war between two nuclear states.
Says Niret Alva, Executive Producer, "Inside: Mumbai Terror Attack gives a 360 degree perspective of the events that unfolded at multiple locations, including important lessons learnt (or not!), action taken by the government and the question of whether we are adequately protected today from more such attacks. No other film does all this."
- Executive Producers: NIRET ALVA & NIKHIL J ALVA
- Directors/Writers: MAYURICA BISWAS & CHANDRAMOULI BASU
- Editor: SANJEEV NAG
- Associate Director: RAMYA RAMAMURTHY
- Narrator: NIRET ALVA
- Director of Recreations: ASHISH SHUKLA
- Directors of Photography: HEMANT BHALLA & KIRAN KUNIGAL
|REGION ||Telecast Date ||Timing |
|Nat Geo India ||11/22/2009 |
20:00 & 23:00
|Nat Geo Italy ||11/19/2009 ||23:10 |
|Nat Geo Latin America ||11/22/2009 ||21:00 |
|Nat Geo Germany ||11/26/2009 ||21:10 |
|Nat Geo Australia New Zealand ||11/29/2009 ||20:30 |
|Nat Geo Iberia ||11/29/2009 ||21:00 |
|Nat Geo Turkey ||11/29/2009 ||21:00 |
|Nat Geo Central Europe ||11/29/2009 ||21:00 |
|Nat Geo Asia Taiwan ||11/29/2009 ||22:00 |
|Nat Geo France ||12/06/2009 ||20:40 |
|Nat Geo Benelux/Africa ||12/06/2009 ||23:00 |