PLOT: It is a fictional drama inspired by the real-life terrorists attack on Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad. The film narrates the heroic tale of NSG commandos, who step in to save innocent people.
State of Siege: Temple Attack is an action drama film directed by Ken Ghosh and written by William Borthwick & Simon Fantauzzo. The movie is streaming on ZEE5 Premium (Runtime: 110 mins)
In reality, on the evening of 24 September 2002, terrorists entered Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, and remained there for about 14 hours, killing over 30 people before they themselves were felled by NSG (National Security Guard) commandos. State Of Siege-Temple Attack could have been a worthy thriller had the direction been better.
Akshaye Khanna as Major Hanut Singh
Gautam Rode as Major Samar Chauhan
Vivek Dahiya as Capt. Rohit Bagga
Parvin Dabas as Colonel M.S. Nagar
Sameer Soni as CM Manish Choksi
Auritra Ghosh as Samar Chauhan’s wife
Abhimanyu Singh as Abu Hamza
Abhilash Chaudhary as Iqbal
Dhanveer Singh as Hanif
Mridul Das as Farooq
Mihir Ahuja as Omar
Mir Sarwar as Bilal Naiku
Kallirroi Tziafeta as Angela
Rohan Verma as Chintu
Chandan Roy as Mohsin
Akshay Oberoi as Capt. Bibek (Cameo)
QUICK MOVIE REVIEW: The makers are failed miserably to deliver a convincing film. If you are looking for edge-of-the-seat action sequences, tense atmosphere, and impactful dialogues, then you can skip this predictable action drama film. Also, do not expect novelty out of it.
Akshaye Khanna delivered an average performance due to the underwritten character. All other potential supporting actors are trapped in a poorly written script. The emotional side of the characters are not explored adroitly in the film.
State of Siege: Temple Attack Movie Rating:
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars (BELOW AVG)