The spirit of Mumbai stays resilient because of its frontline workers i.e., Doctors, nurses, policemen, army - the real heroes who keep the city running - Jyothi Venkatesh
Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming series Mumbai Diaries 26/11salutes the same heroes, the doctors, as it revisits the frightening real-life events of November 26, 2008 in Mumbai.
In an exclusive clip shared by IMDb, director Nikhil Advani shares, “I want the audience to be inside the ER, I want them to be inside the corridors of the hospital, I want them to feel what the characters are feeling.” He also reveals, “All of them went through 2 weeks of medical training.”
Actress Konkona Sen Sharma adds, “And one of the things we had to do was put on the gloves really quickly, which was a disaster to begin with. We had to practice sutures and stitches, and things like that.”
Below are additional excerpts from the cast and crew as they share their experience filming the series, which is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video:
Mohit Raina expresses, “Whenever we need to do a surgery on camera while shooting, we never used to have a dummy.
We used to have real people because the camera would go from their face to their stomach or their body part.
So, on that particular body part, we used to have prosthetics, so you always had to remember that the incision you are going to do, you only have to do it 1cm, you can’t go below that.”
Konkona Sen Sharmafurther elaborates, “And at the same time, pick up scalpel, you are having to say some lines, etc. so all of that was quite challenging.
It is a very mentally anguished time for all of them…One has always heard the spirit of Mumbai, and how these doctors really rose to the challenge.
But it is something one has only heard…for us when the scene is coming alive, it really brought home for us.”
The series features a stellar ensemble of talented artists, including Konkona Sen Sharma, Mohit Raina, Tina Desai, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Satyajeet Dubey, Natasha Bharadwaj, Mrunmayee Deshpande& Prakash Belawadi.
You can watch the full video here : https://www.imdb.com/