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.
Delhi-based fellow-collegians-cum-hostelers, Sanjay Mishra, and Apurv, challenge each other to win the University elections and sleep with three different girls respectively before the ... See full summary »
In a city with 15 hour power cuts, hundreds of people risk their lives to steal electricity. With the first female chief of the electricity company vowing to eliminate all illegal ... See full summary »
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
A total of 36 wards were marked by the authorities as being "gas affected," affecting a population of 520,000. Of these, 200,000 were below 15 years of age, and 3,000 were pregnant women. See more »
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 »
This is still a hot subject for Dow Chemicals (Union Carbide) in 2012
A great film in every way.....a real must-see.
Martin Sheen plays BSing C.E.O. Warren Anderson brilliantly - but for me the start was Rajpal Yadav who played the part of Dilip, the entry-level worker who spent his life in dept, struggled to take responsibility for his poor family and then died trying to take responsibility for the chemical disaster so his family could continue to enjoy the wedding that night.
The avoidance of financial compensation was a great finishing "scene".
1984 might seem like a long time back... It's three decades since Union Carbide (since taken over by Dow Chemicals) released enough methyl isocyanate into the environment to kill about 12,000 people overnight and leave water in the region 500 times over WHO recommended limits for benzene hexachloride and mercury*. But here is the interesting thing...Dow Chemicals pay spying agency Strategic Forecasting, Inc. to spy on activists who are doing anything constructive such as bring public attention to the problem or helping people directly there on the ground.
Just by bring this to your attention, Dow Chemicals have me on their watch-list. A few minutes of your time and a search-engine and you can check this!
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