#StateOfSiege2611 Gets A 9.7 Rating on IMDb, Lauded For Its Unflinching Portrayal Of 26/11

State of Siege: 26/11 has garnered good reviews, Hindustan Times calls it “Unflinching Portrayal Of Mumbai Terror Attacks.” Read major reviews inside.

Kenneth Carneiro

April 2, 2020


4 min


State of Siege: 26/11 is the latest retelling of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. This series highlights the NSG heroics in rescuing the city from the terrorists. It also shows the details of how the attack was planned by the LeT in the Pakistan. The series is a true and detailed account of the attacks that lasted for almost 3 days and is a gripping thriller at the same time. While the series recieved a 9.7 rating in IMDb at the time of writing this story, here’s how much the critics and audiences loved the show.

Watch the trailer for State of Siege: 26/11 here.

India Today described the series as a stirring retelling of the attacks and describes the show saying ‘It doesn’t over-dramatise the terror attacks to factor in the patriotism quotient and focuses on the characters without making heroes out of them.’ The Scroll describes the action scenes in State of Siege: 26/11 as ‘tightly choreographed and executed’ and adds ‘One of the show’s strengths is that rather than revolve around one heroic figure, it gives weightage to all those who fearlessly played their parts.’ Amar Ujala also said that the show is ‘very close to reality’.

Hindustan Times describes the show as an unflinching portrayal of the Mumbai terror attacks and called it a perfect series to watch during the lockdown and add ‘After rolling out Kaafir and Code M, Zee5 seems to be catching up with its competitors in terms of creating original content.’ IWMBuzz called the series impressively nerve-wracking and said ‘The 8 episodes move at a brisk no-nonsense pace leaving us with a mildly compelling view of what it felt like to be at one of the places attacked by intruders’.

The Indian Express said that the series ‘compels you to keep watching’. India Forums believe the show ‘will imbibe a sense of pride and respect’ in the viewers. Pinkvilla mentions that ‘The series is not trying to be politically correct and highlights all the possible things which went wrong with the way things were handled.’

Here are some more reviews by audiences on social media starting off with Joginder Tuteja and Bhawana Somaaya.

Karanvir Bohra also had his feelings to share after the first five episodes itself.

If you haven’t watched State Of Siege: 26/11 yet on ZEE5, what are you waiting for? Watch the series and let us know your favourite part of the series in the comments below.

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