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Bhopal Express (1999)

 |  Drama  |  2 December 1999 (India)
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From producer Deepak Nayer (Buena Vista Social Club, Lost Highway) comes this powerful drama about a newlywed couple whose lives are changed during the lethal gas tragedy in Bhopal, India in 1984.

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Verma
Nethra Raghuraman ...
Tara
Zeenat Aman ...
Zohrabai
Vijay Raaz ...
Badru
Bert Thomas ...
David
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Set against the gas tragedy in Bhopal, India in 1984, this human drama examines the irresponsible methods of large corporations and the effects of their actions on common people. The night of the tragedy, poison gas clouds from the Union Carbide factory enveloped an arc of over 20 square kilometers killing over 8,000 people in its immediate aftermath and causing multi-systemic injuries to over 500,000 residents. Lest the neighborhood community be "unduly alarmed", the siren in the factory had been switched off, adding to what would become an enduring disaster of immeasurable proportions. Adding insult to injury, researchers are finding that the future generations of the survivors will continue to suffer through chromosonal damage caused by the leak. This unforgettable story unravels through the eyes of a newlywed couple and their friends as they try to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the catastrophe. Written by Christa Hamilton

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Keeping the disastrous event alive
22 March 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The movie was worth watching for the simple fact that, the background of the movie was Bhopal gas tragedy, though focus of the film got stuck for a longer time on the Zohrabai song rather than shedding more light on the tragedy itself. Everything of the movie was interesting but wish more facts and focus was given to the actual event. Nevertheless the whole effort needs to be applauded for bringing the tragedy to limelight again. Such events need to be filmed and documented and in that respect the producer and director of the film have done a service to humanity. The acting and story behind the tragedy was captivating and all the actors did excellent job.


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