Who can forget that night in between December 2-3, 1984? That night he had become a witness to the greatest tragedy in history. On this day, 5000 people died in official figures, but in reality more than 16000 people died. Around 6 lakh people were directly affected. There were screams everywhere. There was an uproar. Yes, we are talking about Bhopal Gas Tragedy, whose 37th anniversary is today (Bhopal Gas Tragedy Day). On that day, thousands of people fell asleep forever due to the methylisocyanite gas leak from the Union Carbide India Limited plant. The sign of this gruesome scene is present here to this day. This accident is considered one of the worst industrial tragedies in the history of the world.
To show this horror of the Bhopal gas tragedy, a web series ‘The Railway Men’ is underway under the banner of Yash Raj Films. His filming has started from December 1. His first poster was shared on social media today on the anniversary of the gas tragedy. R Madhavan, KK Menon, Divyendu Sharma, and Babil Khan have the lead roles in this web series. Babil Khan is the son of the late actor Irrfan Khan. Yash Raj Films said: “The Bhopal gas tragedy is the world’s worst industrial accident, affecting many people since this tragedy struck the city 37 years ago. Our project is our tribute to the forgotten heroes of this tragedy, thousands of lives saved that fateful night.
After watching these 5 Hindi movies, you will remember the gruesome scene from the Bhopal tragedy …
The story of the Bhopal gas tragedy, one of the world’s greatest tragedies, touches everyone’s heart.
1. Movie- Bhopal Express
Release Date – Dec 2, 1999
Starcast: KK Menon, Naseeruddin Shah, Vijay Raaz, Netra Raghuraman, and Zeenat Aman
Director- Mahesh Mithai
The movie ‘Bhopal Express’ released in 1999 is based on the greatest gas tragedy in history. Its director is Mahesh Mathai, who has narrated the story of this accident from the perspective of two newly married couples. His life changes completely after the Bhopal gas tragedy. Artists such as KK Menon, Naseeruddin Shah, Vijay Raaz, Netra Raghuraman, and Zeenat Aman have worked on the film. His story was written by publicity filmmaker Prasoon Pandey and his brother Piyush Pandey. The music for the film was composed by the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio. ‘Bhopal Express’ is the most talked about film about this gas incident.
2. Film- Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain
Release Date: December 5, 2014
Starcast: Martin Sheen, Misha Burton, Kal Penn, Rajpal Yadav, and Tannishtha Chatterjee
Director- Ravi Kumar
In the movie ‘Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain’ released in 2014, the tragedy has been presented from the perspective of a worker who works in the Bhopal factory, where the gas leak occurred. Along with indigenous artists, Hollywood actors have also worked on this. Hollywood actors Martin Sheen, Misha Burton, Kal Penn and Indian actors Rajpal Yadav and Tannishtha Chatterjee have worked on it. This film does not describe the legal or justice aspect related to the Bhopal gas tragedy, but rather the incident in the film. From researching this film to final printing, the filmmakers took seven years.
3. Film- Bhopali
Release Date: January 23, 2011
Starcast: Saiba Babu, Salma Babu, Rashida B, Hazara B, Nafisa B, Barry Castleman, Noam Chomowski and Charna Dhingra
Director – Van Maximilian and Carlson
If God is there, where is he? Where was God at the time of the Bhopal gas tragedy? Where was God when people died from gas? These are the questions of the ‘Bhopali’ who lost his family in the Bhopal gas tragedy on the middle night of December 2-3, 1984. This Bhopali is none other than Sanjay Verma, a gas victim and social worker who fights for justice for thousands of people like him. The documentary feature film ‘Bhopali’ tells the story of those people affected by the Bhopal gas tragedy. The director of this film is Van Maximilen Carlsen. He is a well known producer and cinematographer for Carlson Los Angeles. The film has received numerous awards.
4. Movie: Sambhavna
Release date – year 2012
Director- Joseph Mellon
Sambhavna is a documentary film. It was made by filmmaker Joseph Mellon on the Bhopal gas tragedy. It was shown that, on the one hand, Dow Chemical had withdrawn from its responsibility towards the innocent people of Bhopal. At the same time, a small hospital like the Sambhavna Clinic had set an example of humanity by providing free treatment and therapy to thousands of victims. The documentary was filmed by two medical students from the University of Liverpool, England. Director Joseph Malone spent a two-month stint in Bhopal and interacted with victims there, releasing the 20-minute documentary online in 2012.
5. Filming One Night in Bhopal
Release date – year 2004
Director – BBC
In 2004, the BBC made a documentary ‘One Night in Bhopal’ about the Bhopal gas tragedy. In the film, the pain of the Bhopal gas tragedy has been represented on the screen by the words of the victims. Represents people who saw the disaster directly. It is heartbreaking to hear his shocking statements about the unimaginable horrors the victims faced that night. The documentary shows how people were looking for their happy future after the establishment of that factory, but they did not know that this dark night would also come into their lives and their life would change forever.