In a truly special event last evening, the cast and creators of Mumbai Diaries 26/11 unveiled the trailer of the series at the iconic Gateway of India. At the event titled Sahas Ko Salam, the team paid homage to the bravery, commitment and selfless sacrifice of Mumbai’s frontline warriors like doctors and police force in the presence of Honourable Minister of Tourism, Environment & Protocol, Government of Maharashtra, Shri Aaditya Thackeray, Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video, India, director and creator Nikkhil Advani along with the producers and the cast of the series that launches on Amazon Prime Video on 9th September, 2021 across 240+ countries and territories.
The event, which commenced with the trailer launch also included a panel discussion on how ‘Life Changes in a Heartbeat’, with eminent panelists such as Dr. Mohan Joshi, Dean of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Sion Hospital, Mr. Prabhat Rahangdale, Deputy Municipal Commissioner (DMC), Disaster management for Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Jt. Commissioner of Mumbai Police, Mr. Vishwas Nangre Patil alongside Director Nikkhil Advani and series lead Mohit Raina sharing their experience on how split second decisions can save lives, a mesmerizing musical performance by Altamash Faridi who performed to the series yet to be released track ‘Tu Dafn Hai’ which was followed by the felicitation of frontline warriors Dr. Urmila Patil who was instrumental in turning Mumbai’s Seven Hills Hospital to a full-fledged Covid-19 hospital from a quarantine center, Chief Nursing Officer Anjali Kulthe who’s bravery saved several pregnant women during the 26/11 attack at Cama Hospital. Dattaram Sahadev Karanje, Jr. Supervisor at the BMC’s Solid Waste Management Department who played a pivotal part during the first wave of the pandemic, providing PPE kits to private clinics in high risk containment zones and helping contain the pandemic spread by contact tracing and effective sanitization and waste disposal practices and Police Inspector Bhaskar Kadam of the Main Control Room who risked his life, during the 26/11 attacks and captured Ajmal Kasab, the key perpetrator in the terrorist attacks.
Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is a fictional edge-of-the-seat medical drama that is set against the terrifying, unforgettable night that, on one hand ravaged the city, but on the other hand also united its people and strengthened their resolve to stand resolutely against any adversity. Created by Nikkhil Advani, produced by Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani of Emmay Entertainment, and jointly directed by Nikkhil Advani along with Nikhil Gonsalves, Mumbai Diaries 26/11, depicts the untold story of doctors, nurses, paramedics, and hospital staff who worked tirelessly to save lives during the terror attacks that devastated the city on November 26th, 2008. The series features an array of talented artists, including Konkona Sen Sharma, Mohit Raina, Tina Desai, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Satyajeet Dubey, Natasha Bharadwaj, Mrunmayee Deshpande & Prakash Belawadi.