PLOT: The series explores the challenges faced by the medical staff at the hospital as well as other first responders across the city of Mumbai in dealing with a crisis of immense magnitude. In this battle to save lives and heal others, the ones doing the fixing are the most broken.
Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is a medical drama web series directed by Nikhil Advani and Nikhil Gonsalves. The show is produced by Nikkhil Advani, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani. It was released on 9th September 2021 on Amazon Prime Video (No. of Episodes – 8). The 2008 Mumbai attacks were a series of terrorist attacks that took place in November 2008, when 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamist terrorist organisation from Pakistan, carried out 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai.
Mohit Raina as Dr. Kaushik Oberoi
Konkona Sen Sharma as Chitra Das
Shreya Dhanwanthary as Mansi Hirani
Satyajeet Dubey as Ahaan Mirza
Natasha Bharadwaj as Diya Parekh
Mrunmayee Deshpande as Sujata Ajawale
Tina Desai as Ananya Ghosh
Mishal Raheja as Dr. Sahil Aggarwal
Prakash Belawadi as Dr. Mani Subramaniam
Pushkaraj Chirputkar as Samarth Joshi
Indraneel Bhattacharya as Dr. Pranab Parekh
Sonali Sachdev as Shamita Parekh
Sikander Khan as Saqib
Harpreet Singh as Faisal
Amit Verma as Shakeel
Abhinav Ranga as Iqbal
Akshay Anand Kohli as Mujeed
Amit Jairath as Cameraman Sachin
Sandesh Kulkarni as ACP Mahesh Tawde
Adithi Kalkunte as Vidya Paul
Gauri Balaji as Sneha Cherian
Akshar Kothari as Inspector Mayank Bhat
Mohini Sharma as Paramjeet Singh Kaur
Harssh Singh as Dr. Romani
Vikram Acharya as Rudro
Vasundhara Kaul as Editor in chief Mallika
Aditi Gulati as News Anchor Nidhi Gulati
Quick Review: Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is an intense and engaging fictionalised medical drama on the Mumbai terror attack. The writers waste no time to set an arresting premise and show the urgency in the life of frontline workers, emergency doctors, and other hospital staff. The makers have not just limited the story to the terror attacks but also involve human relationships.
Major highlights of the show are cinematography, medical surgery, and attack sequences which are executed perfectly. Although, few moments are overly dramatized, and too many subplots & backstories ruin the pace. But still, the series is emotionally gripping and its screenplay managed to hold the viewers till the last episode.
Each and every actor played their part brilliantly. Mohit Raina and Konkona Sen Sharma delivered an excellent performance. Shreya Dhanwantary’s character was not written well but she manages to give a convincing performance. Satyajeet Dubey, Natasha Bharadwaj, and Mrunmayee Deshpande shines in their supporting roles.
Mumbai Diaries 26/11 Season 1 Rating:
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars (Very Good)