Hotel Mumbai: Unflinching look at senseless brutality

NEW YORK  • On Nov 26, 2008, Dev Patel was 18 and on the cusp of stardom with Slumdog Millionaire when he switched on a television at home in London.

And there in the overflowing Indian metropolis of Mumbai, where he had shot Slumdog a year earlier, “were these teenagers with rucksacks and AK-47s with a kind of dead look in their eyes killing, just senselessly killing people”, he recalled.

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