Amazon Prime Video unveiled the trailer of its upcoming fictional medical drama set against the backdrop of 26/11 attacks – Amazon Original Series Mumbai Diaries 26/11. The trailer launch event held at the iconic Gateway of India paid homage to the bravery, commitment, and selfless sacrifice of Mumbai’s frontline warriors like doctors and the police force. Titled Sahas ko, Salam, the event celebrated the invaluable sacrifices of Mumbai’s frontline heroes in the presence of Minister of Tourism, Environment and Protocol, Government of Maharashtra, 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.
Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is a fictional edge-of-the-seat medical drama that is set against the terrifying, unforgettable night that, on the one hand, ravaged the city, but on the other hand also united its people and strengthened their resolve to stand resolutely against any adversity. The series is an account of events that unfold in a government hospital and explore the challenges faced by the medical staff at the hospital and other first responders across the city of Mumbai while dealing with a monumental crisis. Mumbai Diaries 26/11 will launch on Amazon Prime Video on September 9th, 2021, across more than 240+ countries and territories.
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. In addition, the series features talented artists, including Konkona Sen Sharma, Mohit Raina, Tina Desai, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Satyajeet Dubey, Natasha Bharadwaj, Mrunmayee Deshpande, and Prakash Belawadi.
Aaditya Thackrey said, “The spirit of Mumbai is undeniably resilient, but behind all that resilience is the many untold stories of the bravery and sacrifice of our frontline workers. Doctors, Nurses, Ward boys, Police, BMC workers – all of whom have been the real heroes that have kept the city running during times of crisis. Today, I am happy to be a part of Sahas Ko Salam – an event that honors the bravery of our frontline workers and witnesses the trailer of Mumbai Diaries 26/11, a series that pays tribute to these very workers. It is heartening to see such content bring made, and I would like to congratulate the makers and the cast of the series and Amazon Prime Video for bringing such stories of bravery to life.”
“At Amazon Prime Video, we consistently strive to push the envelope in storytelling by bringing narratives that are authentic, rooted, and reflective of the times we are living in.” Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video India, said. “We are thrilled to expand our slate of originals with a one of its kind, emotional, and captivating medical drama, Mumbai Diaries 26/11 that gives a unique perspective to the events of November 26, 2008 – a tragedy that shall always be etched into the minds of the people of Mumbai. But what we had also witnessed then was Mumbai’s undying resilience and the incredible courage of selfless warriors to bring back normalcy. This spirit is what defines Mumbai, and we are proud, beyond words, to pay an ode to some of these special people whose relentless contributions keep us safe amidst all adversities. As we pay tribute to our unsung heroes, frontline workers, and first responders, we hope that this story of struggle, bravery, and courage will resonate with audiences across the world.”
“Mumbai Diaries 26/11 offers a different perspective to the dreadful night of 26/11, which hasn’t been explored on-screen so far,” shared director Nikkhil Advani. “A tribute to the bravery of the frontline workers and the unsung heroes, the series offers a perfect blend of emotions and drama through a versatile ensemble of actors who have put in their heart and soul to bring to life this story. Narrated from the lens of the first responders, i.e., doctors, nurses, interns, and ward boys, the show transports the viewers into the corridors of the Bombay General Hospital, unfolding what transpired there on that fateful night. It is a series we are immensely proud of. We are honored to have the Minister of Tourism, Environment, and Protocol, Government of Maharashtra, Aaditya Thackeray, grace the trailer launch of the show. With Amazon Prime Video, we will be able to take this story across the world and at a time when frontline workers need to be lauded for their efforts. I couldn’t have asked for a better home or time for the series.”
Link to Sahas ko Salam event: https://bit.ly/3zkpvl3
Mumbai Diaries 26/11 will join the thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and Bollywood in the Prime Video catalog. These include Indian-produced Amazon Original series The Family Man, Mirzapur Season 1 and 2, Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa, Breathe: Into The Shadows, Bandish Bandits, Paatal Lok, The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye, Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers, Four More Shots Please, The Family Man – New season, Made In Heaven, and Inside Edge season 1 and Season 2, Indian films such as Sherni, Coolie No. 1, Hello Charlie, Gulabo Sitabo, Durgamati, Chhalaang, Shakuntala Devi, Toofaan, Ponmagal Vandhal, French Biriyani, Law, Sufiyum Sujatayum, Penguin, Nishabdham, Maara, V, CU Soon, Soorarai Pottru, Bheema Sena Nala Maharaja, Drishyam 2, Halal Love Story, Middle-Class Melodies, Putham Pudhu Kaalai, Unpaused among others and the award-winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Originals like The Tomorrow War, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Coming 2 America, Without Remorse, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. All this is available at no extra cost for Amazon Prime members. The service includes titles in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Bengali.
Prime members will be able to watch Mumbai Diaries 26/11 anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app at www.amazon.in/prime.