Contiloe Pictures acquires the rights of the bestselling book
‘Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11’
~ Based on Sandeep Unnithan provoking study of events, Contiloe Pictures plans to develop the book into a premium digital series ~
Everyone around the world remembers the 26/11 Mumbai attacks vividly. The three days of turmoil remain etched forever in Mumbai’s history. Announcing the acquisition of “Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11”, a bestselling book by Sandeep Unnithan, detailing this multi-pronged terrorist attack, that plunged the city in chaos. Contiloe Pictures, a leading content powerhouse, furthermore revealed its plans to adapt the book into a premium digital series.
The show will be a multi episode digital drama series that will explore the various facets of the attacks which spread terror across India’s financial capital, and how Indians - from ordinary civilians to highly-trained commandos - responded.
“Black Tornado encapsulates key details of the three nights and the operation around the multiple sieges. While our nation saw the graphic imagery of terror on TV, they know little about the counter-insurgency by our commandos and the human interest stories behind these images. We are looking forward to working with Sandeep, the author of the book, closely to bring authenticity to the audience”, said Abhimanyu Singh, Founder and CEO, Contiloe Pictures.
"Excited that Contiloe Pictures is adapting ‘Black Tornado’ for its premium digital series. The Mumbai 26/11 attacks and the lessons from them must never be forgotten.”added Sandeep Unnithan
Inspired by the code name given by the National Security Guard to the operation, Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11, recounts this shocking event through the craftfully penned book. Unprecedented in scale, 26/11 brought all three wings of the Indian Armed Forces together to fight the city-wide siege by 10 terrorists, who sailed into Mumbai armed with grenades, guns and bombs. Sandeep Unnithan gives us a ringside view of the attacks as well as the measures taken to contain them.
Now all set to be adapted into a gripping thriller, the series is being produced by Contiloe Pictures. The casting of the show is currently underway and is expected to be launched later this year.