A special event for Ram Gopal Verma’s The Attacks of 26/11 was held at Leopold Café at 9.30 p.m., the very hour when the dreadful attacks took over the city’s peace and harmony. The event was the launch of the soul stirring and hard hitting song ‘Maula Maula’ from the film.
The event begun with a peaceful candlelight march from Gateway Of India with around 200 students lighting the candle in memory of the 26/11 victims and martyrs. They later assembled at Leopold Café where Ram Gopal Varma, Sukhwinder Singh and Nana Patekar were present amongst others.
During the event, Ram Gopal Varma talked about why he choose to make this film and shared his experience shooting at Leopold.
Nana Patekar also shared his experience about working on a film that is a cinematic version of the tragic event of 26/11. Some of survivors of the Leopold incident were invited on stage and spoke about the traumatic experience.
Singer Suraj Jagan was also there and he told us, “Yes, it was held at the Leopold Cafe where it all began. It was incredible. There were some people, a French girl and an Indian guy that were injured in the attack. They spoke about the whole thing. It was quite an experience to just hear them talk about it.”
Adding, “The way the movie is shot, for people from Bombay it is quite a thing to watch it. It gives you the chills when you actually see those things happening. It was something that the whole city experienced.”
Talking about his song in the film, he says, “It is a song that is talking about these terrorists and how even God is wondering what kind of human beings these are. The lyrics sound really good in Hindi and Urdu words are talkig about who are these people and whether they were really human. It goes very well with the whole theme of the whole movie.”
RGV also spoke about the newly launched song ‘Maula Maula’ which is the theme song of the film. Sukhwinder Singh performed the soul stirring melody at the event. Sung by Sukwinder Singh & Rooshin Dala, the song manages to bring out all the emotions the city experienced on the 26th of November 2008 and certainly echoes the sentiments of the Mumbaikars during the tragic turn of events. You can check out the video of the song here
Check out the video from the event: