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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.


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


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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Did You Know?


In June 2010, seven ex-employees, including the former UCIL chairman, were convicted in Bhopal of causing death by negligence and sentenced to two years imprisonment and a fine of about $2,000 each, the maximum punishment allowed by Indian law. Within 2 days all got bail. 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 »

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World's largest industrial disaster - after 30 years, the hurt remains, the story is out.
9 November 2014 | by enna_nguyenSee 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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English | Hindi

Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,948, 9 November 2014

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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