MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,986 this week

Bhopal Express (1999)

 |  Drama  |  2 December 1999 (India)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 313 users  
Reviews: 7 user

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 174 titles
created 22 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1996 titles
created 13 Oct 2012
 
a list of 525 titles
created 06 Dec 2012
 
a list of 116 titles
created 07 Jan 2013
 
a list of 237 titles
created 15 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Bhopal Express" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bhopal Express (1999)

Bhopal Express (1999) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bhopal Express.
3 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Five people whose lives are affected by the 2006 Mumbai train bombings.

Director: Nishikant Kamat
Stars: Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon, Irrfan Khan
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Interwoven stories of people in India and US as they face dilemmas of life time in the months leading to the biggest Industrial disaster in human history that claimed 10,000 innocent lives within a few hours. Inspired by real events.

Director: Ravi Kumar
Stars: Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn
Being Cyrus (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

"Being Cyrus" is a dark, comedic venture by the debutante director Homi Adajania that spins around the Sethnas - a Parsi family.

Director: Homi Adajania
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Saif Ali Khan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.

Director: Kundan Shah
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Pahwa is a film buff. He watches every new release in the night show on the first day itself. Just as he readies himself to visit a nearby theatre to catch the new release Darna Mana Hai, ... See full summary »

Directors: J.D. Chakravarthi, Manish Gupta, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Anil Kapoor
Sankat City (2009)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A petty car thief and his garage-owner partner get in the bad books of a ruthless gangster.

Director: Pankaj Advani
Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Rimi Sen, Anupam Kher
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Sultana, a small town prostitute and her pimp Khudabaksh migrate to the metropolis, bringing with them their dreams and meagre belongings. Sultana goes about her bright and artful ... See full summary »

Director: Farida Mehta
Stars: Ashok Banthia, Vrajesh Hirjee, Rajat Kapoor
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Power struggles ensue in a gang after the sudden of their leader.

Director: Ankush Bhatt
Stars: Caterina Lopez, Pavan Malhotra, Kay Kay Menon
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Four friends, who have accidentally committed crimes, decide to loot Rs. 20 crore, posing as cops. But on the way, they encounter a real police inspector, who orders them to do an encounter... See full summary »

Director: Hriday Shetty
Stars: Shweta Bhardwaj, Reetu Jain, Arbaaz Ali Khan
Dansh (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Directors: Kamika Verma, Kanika Verma
Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Sonali Kulkarni, Aditya Srivastava
Pashmina (2015)
Drama

Four interwoven tales from the conflict torn valley of Kashmir vividly bringing life to a "world" most know little about with intimacy and political scale.

Director: Danish Renzu
Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Sanjay Suri, Soni Razdan
Samrat & Co. (2014)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young, beautiful and rich girl, Dimpy Singh (Madalsa Sharma), approaches Samrat Tilakdhari (Rajeev Khandelwal), a private investigator, with a strange case. How will Samrat unfold the ... See full summary »

Director: Kaushik Ghatak
Stars: Ramgopal Bajaj, Ajay Bhandari, Barkha Bisht
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kay Kay Menon ...
Verma
Nethra Raghuraman ...
Tara
Zeenat Aman ...
Zohrabai
Vijay Raaz ...
Badru
Bert Thomas ...
David
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
American Girl
...
American Executive
...
Bashir
...
Maurice
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A David Lynch Presentation

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 December 1999 (India)  »

Also Known As:

David Lynch presents Bhopal Express  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Vijay Raaz's first film. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Putting a human face on a senseless tragedy
26 February 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Back in 1984, the Union Carbide chemical factory in Bhopal, India had a serious leak--killing thousands in one night and countless others due to the lingering effects of the toxic gas. This film by Mahesh Mathai is about this disaster. While it could have focused on many people, the movie focuses on one man in particular, a worker at the plant. You see the death, suffering, cover-up and indifference through his eyes and his realization that his beloved employer is at fault---and amazingly indifferent.

The most amazing thing about the film is that the director, Mathai, has only directed one other film. I tried to get more information on him on IMDb and other sites but couldn't really find much. And, considering how good "Bhopal Express" is, it's just amazingly strange that you don't see more Mathai films. Additionally, the acting was very good--with a wonderful emotional range--such that you really do care about him, his friends and his bride.

I noticed that some found the film to be a disappointment. This isn't very surprising, as the event has touched so many lives that you know many will feel that "Bhopal Express" doesn't adequately convey the misery and magnitude of the tragedy. Still, especially for westerners who know far less about the Bhopal disaster, it's a good introduction and puts a human face on the people.

By the way, there is one minor complaint about the DVD and that is that the captions blend in with the background and are occasionally difficult to read. Hopefully your copy will have more readable captions.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Bhopal Express (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?