State of Siege: Temple Attack (2021) Movie Review

State of Siege: Temple Attack (2021) Movie Review

Genres:State of Siege: Temple Attack (2021) Movie Review When I saw the trailer for State of Siege, I knew…

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State of Siege: Temple Attack (2021) Movie Review

When I saw the trailer for State of Siege, I knew I had to watch it. I love thrillers and dystopian movies, and the trailer promised a story with a twist. I’ll admit, though, I was a little confused at first. 

    When the movie started with slow-motion footage of the current day, I started to worry about the implications of this movie. But the story ended up being about a fictional terrorist attack on a school. 

    With a focus on the aftermath. It was a fun movie to watch, and I was thoroughly entertained. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys thrillers and dystopian movies.

    State of Siege: Temple Attack is the latest in a long line of movies based on the post-apocalyptic novel of the same name. This relentless, intense action thriller is the first of a planned trilogy based on the heroes of the novel, which is set a decade into the future. 

    In the movie, a group of terrorists attack a temple in the Middle East, killing many innocents. The terrorists are then hunted by the heroes of the novel, a CIA agent, and a sniper.

    Here’s everything we know so far about The State of Siege: Temple Attack (2021) Hindi Movie: 

    Cast and characters:

    Akshaye Khanna - Major Hanut Singh

    Vivek Dahiya - Captain Rohit Bagga

    Kallirroi Tziafeta - Angela

    Parvin Dabas - Col. Nagar

    Abhimanyu Singh - Abu Hamza

    Akshay Oberoi - Capt. Bibek

    Gautam Rode - Major Samar Chauhan

    Directed By - Ken Ghosh


    Genre - Action, Thriller

    Language - Hindi, Tamil And Telugu 

    Release Date - 09 July 2021

    The Temple Attack

    State of Siege Movie Temple Attack
    State of Siege Movie Temple Attack

    U/A: Action, Drama, Thriller Director: Pranay Narvekar Cast: Dilip Prabhavalkar, Ashwin Cherian, Swati Pillai, Rajatava Dutta, Vibha Singh Rating: Governments of the world should beware of the armed forces and security agencies. 

    They can turn out to be a formidable force, whose inner strength and courage often isn’t apparent. The chief of National Security Guards (NSG), Lt Gen Amitabh Bhattacharya (Dilip Prabhavalkar), is haunted by the deaths of commandos who were hit by terrorists’ bullets. 

    He gets a tip off that a terror group is preparing to carry out a temple attack. The NIA — National Investigation Agency — has just released their dossier on the gang and he needs NSG’s help to dismantle it.

    The Movie Review

    State of Siege Movie Review
    State of Siege Movie Review

    State of Siege is a real-life story, which has been inspired by true events. 

    It narrates the heroic tale of NSG commandos, who step in to save innocent people when terrorists attack a Gujarat temple. Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla has donated the lion's share of the movie's budget of Rs 5 crore to the victims of the Godhra train burning tragedy. 

    Suryoday Gold Pictures has acquired the digital rights of the film. Its global distribution will be done by Search Factory International. Ajay and Rahul Bhatt have penned the dialogues, which has been penned by Arif Saini.


    State of Siege Movie Introduction
    State of Siege Movie Introduction

    State of Siege: Temple Attack is inspired by true events. The film begins with a list of attack details and other facts, without revealing what led to the attack. It goes on to tell the story of NSG’s encounter with a bunch of terrorists, who are holding a temple hostage. 

    The film then shifts its focus to the psychological torture that the Indian Navy special operations commandos face, before the terrorists come a cropper. The story is taken forward by one of the commandos, Amrish Puri (played by Prem Chopra), who single-handedly saves many people. 

    He is a survivor of the horrific 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, and he has learnt that sometimes his words of wisdom and his valour are more valuable than any weapon. The plot is well-plotted.


    State of Siege Movie Background
    State of Siege Movie Background

    Terrorists take a shot at innocent people, who they take into a temple in Gujarat's Ahmedabad and an attack takes place. The extremists fire about 40 rounds, injuring 22 people. 

    This is the major terrorist attack in Gujarat when then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee calls up NSG director to find out the security breach. Two days later, NSG director Kabir Dutt arrives at the spot and takes charge of the operations to enter the temple, as no human could enter the temple. 

    The terrorists had cleverly planted a small bomb inside the temple. Following the incident, three commandos — police constables Hukum Chand Yadav (Kunal Kapoor) and Raman Kumar Thakur (Ashish Vidyarthi) and Navy's John Thare (Gaurav Pandey) — go inside the temple, and succeed in neutralising the two gunmen.

    Plot Summary

    State of Siege Movie Plot Summery
    State of Siege Movie Plot Summery

    In October 2011, a terrorist attack at a temple in Gujarat killed 68 people, including 29 women and children. Ten days later, in Delhi, an engineer called Teltumbde is assassinated and it is learnt that he had received extortion letters after the Gujarat temple attack. 

    The NSG, a specialised counter-terror unit of the Indian Army, have been tasked with investigating these two instances, because they had the potential of being terrorist incidents.

    What I Liked

    1) Story 2) Cast 3) Climax 4) Production Value 5) Length What I Didn't Like 1) Tone of J P Dutta 2) The Plot 3) Good Use Of Technology 4) Aamir Khan 5) The Ending 

    He is the best in this genre. The Story Based on a true incident, National Security Guard commandos set out on a rescue mission to save and save lives of hundreds when terrorists attack a temple in Gujarat, on February 26, 2001. 

    While the incident was a moment of heroism, it had jolted the country as terrorism was being spread through religious riots across India.

    What I Didn't Like

    The film plays like a terrorist saga on a fictional campus, where a terrorist attack takes place. The way the Indian National Security Guard (NSG) operation is played out, makes me wonder why real terrorists haven't prepared a film, as well. 

    Other Than That... One cannot help but love the backstory of Arjun Rampal's character, who's put into a coma and wakes up as the NSG's operations officer. He does raise a few questions about his character, which I find rather amusing. 

    The film has some great moments and fights like the one on the terrace of a temple are both creative and visually appealing. A few sound and editing glitches are a bummer, though.

    My Thoughts

    My Thoughts On State of Siege Movie
    My Thoughts On State of Siege Movie

    I absolutely enjoyed watching this one for it's heartwarming story and also for its crisp portrayal of the real-life NSG commandos and the inner workings of the organization. The crisp editing made this a docu-thriller that I would like to watch again and again. 

    I am always keen on watching movies that portray NSG with its ideology intact. I did not find it surprising that it is a true story as it features several moments like the NSG operation on India-Pakistan borders and now Gujarat temple attackers. 

    Also, the story is rich and you get to learn about the mundane yet complicated nature of the military structure of NSG, especially the setup of its three battalions. I liked the feel that they gave to the film and how a man like Lt.



    Following its worthy predecessor Nil Battey Sannata, Tigaon director Abhishek Sengupta’s ambitious state of siege: temple attack was expected to bring some real thrill to the tale. Sadly, the director decides to make the film with too many exclamation marks and not enough gumption. 

    State of Siege: Temple Attack ends up on the same dull note as his previous film. After the 2002 Godhra riots, NSG was deployed to control the mob in Ahmedabad’s Somnath and Ummul Ma temples. 

    One day, one of the men from that team (Amit Zohra) meets Dev (Manoj Bajpayee), an Israeli spy, in a bus and is attracted to him. Dev then tricks Amit into participating in his covert mission to raid the Ummul Ma temple, which is surrounded by terrorists.