The events at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai are already being story-boarded.
The death and destruction from last month’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai are still fresh in the minds of many, but filmmakers in India nevertheless are rushing to retell the events cinematically, with over 20 Mumbai-themed movies already awaiting approval.
“Taj Terror”, “Taj to Oberoi”, “48 hours at Taj”, “Operation Five Star Mumbai”, “26/11- Mumbai under Terror”, “Shootout at Oberoi” and “Operation Cyclone”.
These might seem like newspaper headlines of the recent Mumbai attacks but they are in fact some of the 20 titles waiting for approval for possible movies based on the events of last month.
To some, the rush to register the titles seems like appalling bad taste coming so soon after so many funerals.
“It always happens. People jump on every tragedy. It is like ambulance chasing,” says well-known documentary film-maker Anand Patwardhan.