Hotel Mumbai is one movie that has been part of controversy ever since it was announced a year ago. Starring Dev Patel and Anupam Kher in leading roles, this Australian-American biographical thriller film is based on the 26/11 terror attacks in the city of Mumbai, especially the incident that took place in the Taj Mahal Palace hotel. After a copyright issue that Netflix faced, the producers of Hotel Mumbai have announced November 22 as the release date in India for the movie. Here's everything we know about Hotel Mumbai, releasing in India next month.
Hotel Mumbai will release in Indian movie theaters on November 22, 2019. While the cities of release have not been revealed yet, Hotel Mumbai will be available for viewing in English (original), Hindi (dub), Telugu (dub), and Tamil (dub).
The theme of the movie is controversial for Indian audiences, and has been a reason for causing the delay in release of the movie in the country.
Hotel Mumbai premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2018, and had its Australian premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival on October 10, 2018. The film was released in Australia on March 14, 2019, and in the United States on March 22, 2019.
Netflix was set to distribute the movie in India and other South and Southeast Asian territories earlier this year. However, Netflix later dropped the film, after a contractual dispute arose with Indian distributor Plus Holdings.
Additionally, Hotel Mumbai was also pulled from cinema halls in New Zealand due to the Christchurch mosque shootings that happened March this year. The screenings were suspended until March 28, 2019.
As for Hotel Mumbai box office collections, on a budget of about $17 million, the movie has grossed $9.7 million in the United States and Canada, and $11.5 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $21.2 million. It would be interesting to see the reception that Hotel Mumbai once it releases in India. There is likely to be some sort of protest from political parties given election season is round the corner.