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Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 7 November 2014 (USA)
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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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Ravi Kumar
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mischa Barton ... Eva Gascon
Kal Penn ... Motwani
Martin Sheen ... Warren Anderson
Tannishtha Chatterjee ... Leela
Rajpal Yadav ... Dilip
Satish Kaushik ... Chief Minister
Sanjay Sonu Sanjay Sonu ... Babu Carbider
Martin Brambach Martin Brambach ... Ted
Manoj Joshi ... Dr. Chandra
Lisa Dwan Lisa Dwan ... Marika
Fagun Thakrar ... Rekha
Joy Sengupta ... Roy
Kailash Kher ... Kailash Kher
Vineet Kumar ... Choudhury (as Vinit Kumar)
Akhil Mishra ... Napolean
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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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Country:

UK | India

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Prayer for Rain See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,948, 7 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,948, 7 November 2014
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In 1991, the local Bhopal authorities charged Anderson, who had retired in 1986, with manslaughter, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. He was declared a fugitive from justice by the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal on 1 February 1992 for failing to appear at the court hearings in a culpable homicide case in which he was named the chief defendant. Orders were passed to the Government of India to press for an extradition from the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of the decision of the lower federal courts in October 1993, meaning that victims of the Bhopal disaster could not seek damages in a U.S. court. 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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A thriller which depicts the story of the Bhopal gas tragedy
23 October 2014 | by mrcoffeekhorSee all my reviews

How many of you know about Bhopal gas tragedy (a gas leak incident which is considered to be the world's worst industrial disaster) that took place on the night of 2–3 December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas and other chemicals & killing as many as 10,000 people in one night. The toxic substance made its way in and around the shanty towns located near the plant. Many of us know & many still don't know what happened. Though there are many articles which lay the event on the whole tragedy.

"Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain" is a historical-drama movie from Sahara Movie Studios and Rising Star Entertainment which tells the real story of the same gas tragedy. The movie showcases the real shocking events revolving around the Union Carbide India Limited, its employees & the people residing around. It begins with the perspective of a young rickshaw driver who gets a job at Union Carbide which is a risky & tough job which required long working hours. It was noticed that the managers at the plant used to ignore the safety protocol always and still people who knew about it were holding on to their jobs as it was their only source of income. How this negligence took a disastrous turn which lead to post effect of the tragedy & how the political scene was pre & post tragedy, is the plot of the movie.

The casting, screenplay & the treatment given to the movie is honest, genuine. The cast has given their best & the sincerity is reflected on-screen. As the events progresses, it really makes you sad to see so many human lives were affected after the leak. It also showcases the good work of the Doctors which tried every bit to save the affected even though they faced the difficulties. Its the first movie made on this tragedy & by this, now every person will know what went wrong, what were the post effects & whats going on with the case. As being the Citizen of India, you want to know about the whole tragedy, then this is not to be missed.

Director: Ravi Kumar Cast: Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn, Fagun Thakrar, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Rajpal Yadav, Vineet Kumar, Lisa Dwan, Manoj Joshi Rating: 4.5/5


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