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Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)

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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.

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Storyline

The story follows a young rickshaw-puller in Bhopal who gets a menial job at a chemical plant, but in December of 1984 a chemical spill in India takes the lives of almost 15,000 people and injuring more than 100,000. The film follows how the industrial disaster in the city changes his life and those of others. Written by anonymous

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The world's deadliest industrial disaster

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7 November 2014 (USA)  »

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A Prayer for Rain  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,948 (USA) (7 November 2014)

Gross:

$5,948 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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About 30 metric tons of methyl isocyanate (MIC) escaped from the tank into the atmosphere in 45 to 60 minutes. See more »

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Throughout the movie, the role of sodium hypochlorite has been emphasised as an antidote to the poisonous effects of MIC (methyl isocyanate) gas. However, there is no known antidote for MIC poisoning, and the treatment is largely based on supportive care. There does exist an antidote for cyanide poisoning, which can occur as part of impurities present in MIC itself. The antidote for cyanide poisoning is a combination of amyl nitrite and sodium thiosulphate. See more »

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World's largest industrial disaster - after 30 years, the hurt remains, the story is out.
9 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The director Ravi Kumar has created a timeless masterpiece. After 30 years, the facts remain and the story revisited. Bhopal a Prayer for Rain, is not only beautifully written but the filmography delivers the reality of the topic and experiences. Take yourself back 30 years and live the disaster, feel the laughter and the pain.

Everyone should be educated and acknowledge by this film because the fact of Bhopal industrial disaster still live in many lives today not only in memories but especially those with physical and mental defects, this film will strike you to your core and bring out your tears, a definitely must see.


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