‘Mumbai Diaries 26/11’ review: Drama who gripped both Heart-Stop and Heart-Breaking

The chronology of real-life terrorist attacks with thriller overtones is a trend that has long been a trend. Directors Nihil Advani and Nihil Gonsalves released their version of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The actual things which makes it different:

The location offers a more human, rational and compassionate look at the crisis. That resulted in the deaths of 174 people (including the nine assailants). And the dramatic and bloody story of that crazy night.

You’re supposed to get engaged to the popular idiom first and then enjoy real human tragedy. Advani and her cast and crew did not disappoint and carefully went through 60 hours of horror. Discover eight episodes of the series that bring together the most interesting.

The series started as a medical thriller but soon spread to various terrorist-hit locations. Making dire comments about our health infrastructure and the role of the media in a national crisis. This raises questions about medical ethics and tacitly demonstrates. That public hospitals are still the last hope for the poor and neglected.

And of course, there are points like the social discrimination of a Muslim doctor. And a woman who is not equated with her male counterpart, highlighted with an ink pen.

Another exciting aspect is the way the author penetrates the protagonist’s story.

It gives an idea of ​​the inner demons they are fighting and somehow offers a respite from the bursts of bullets. The perfect cast contributes to the quality of the writing. The actor’s body language and skilful use of medical terms give the show authenticity. Mohit Raina is as convincing as Dr Kaushik Oberoi. Saving lives is more important than judging his character. Oberoi is the seasoned professional rare to remember, and Raina makes her character believable.

Among other things, Concona Saint-Sharma provides reliable support. As a social services manager, whose important past has not diminished her empathy for those in need. The way she shrugs amid the mess made us feel like the staff was exhausted (no makeup could catch it). As young residents, Mrunmayee Deshpande, Natasha Bharadwaj and Satyajeet Dubey made sure nothing went wrong. But it’s Tina Desai as Anania Ghosh, the fearless food and snack manager at the Palace Hotel. Who steals the show with her smooth performance. Shreya Dhanwanthary isn’t bad as a TRP journalist either.

Mohammad Amin Khatib’s action series is rough and gritty. Along with editor Maahir Zaveri, ensured that the last two episodes blew us away. Art Director Vijay Godke ensures that the tired atmosphere of government hospitals does not seem plastic. Even though there is so much public footage of the attack. The footage by cameraman Kaushal Shah mixes with the images in our memories.

However, the relationship between craft and purpose is not always smooth.

After a while, the series fell into a pattern. Where each frame is followed by the story of one of the characters. This means that a faint typewriter sound will appear in the corner of the screen. Every few minutes to let you know where you are a worry. Journalists come and go in attacks.

There’s also a part where it looks like the show is trying to pinch old wounds. So their blood can stain our spirits. The balance between the good Muslim way and the wrong Muslim way feel created. And if you keep pressing the same button, even well-meaning comparisons lose control. The call to the Sikh riots of 1984 to say that there is no bad religion and that people use it for their reasons is repeated. Writers need to find new ways to ask questions.

In general, “Mumbai Diaries 11/26” is read like the diary of a person who knows how to hide his true feelings.