YRF Entertainment is taking its first step towards the OTT platform through the release of ‘The Railway Men’. The first look of the web series is already out and the cast is stellar. We have 3 Idiots’ R. Madhavan, Special Ops’ Kay Kay Menon, Mirzapur’s Divyenndu Sharma and debutant Babil Khan, son to late legendary actor Irrfan Khan. It is going to be directed by debutant Shiv Rawail, who is YRF’s homegrown talent and mentored by Aditya Chopra.
The film is going to be based on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which is the world’s biggest man-made industrial disaster. Akshaye Widhani, Senior Vice President of Yash Raj Films says, “The Bhopal Gas Tragedy is the world’s worst industrial disaster that has impacted scores of people since the tragedy struck the city 37 years ago. At YRF, we are constantly trying to develop the best compelling stories for the audience and this is our tribute to the unsung heroes of the tragedy who, despite saving thousands of lives on that fateful day, are still unknown to people across the world.”
YRF Entertainment’s Annoucement for The Railway Men
For the ones who are unaware of The Bhopal Gas tragedy: In the late hours of December 2, 1984, methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a pesticide factory owned by American Union Carbide Corporation. It has been reported that more than half a million people were poisoned that night and the official death toll exceeded 5,000. Thousands of survivors have said they, their children and grandchildren are struggling with chronic health problems like cancer, blindness, respiratory, immune and neurological problems as a result of the leak.
‘The Railway Men’ will be a tribute to the heroes of Bhopal who saved thousands of lives during the crisis that took place 37 years back. YRF Entertainment’s ‘The Railway Men’ will stream on December 2, 2022, as a homage to humanity and colossal sacrifice in the wake of a crisis that shook the nation.Instagram & Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news and reviews.