Real vs Reel: Is The Railway Men a true story based on the untold story of Bhopal Gas Leak?
The answer is yes. The Railway Men is inspired by true stories set against the backdrop of the Bhopal Gas Leak of 1984.-
The Yash Raj Films on Thursday released the first look of their upcoming series The Railway Men. The YRF for the first time ever is collaborating with American streaming giant Netflix for The Railway Men. The Railway Men will be released on Netflix on November 18, 2023. Directed by debutant filmmaker Shiv Rawail, The Railway Men will be a four-episode series. The Railway Men features actors like R Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Divyenndu, and Babil Khan in the lead roles. Now, the question arises whether The Railway Men is a true story or The Railway Men is a real story or not? To know the answer continue reading-
Is The Railway Men a true story?
The answer is yes. The Railway Men is inspired by true stories set against the backdrop of the Bhopal Gas Leak of 1984. Going by the first look, it can be said that, The Railway Men's storyline will not be showing the Bhopal Gas Tragedy but some fresh 'untold story' linked to the horrific case. The synopsis of the YRF's series says, "After a deadly gas leaks from a factory in Bhopal, brave railway workers risk their lives to save others in the face of an unspeakable disaster."
The first look gives a hint that The Railway men offers the narrative of the railway employees of India, who went beyond their call of duty, trying to save the lives of hundreds of innocent citizens trapped in a helpless city.
It is pertinent to mention here that not much information has been revealed by the makers of The Railway Men. However, those who don't know about the 1984 Bhopal Gas Leak tragedy, below is what you should know-
Bhopal Gas Tragedy 1984
In December 1984, Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal witnessed a horrific and deadly chemical leak incident. TO be precise, it was a chemical accident took place at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. Considered the world's worst industrial disaster, over 500,000 people in the small towns around the plant were exposed to the highly toxic gas methyl isocyanate (MIC). Estimates vary on the death toll, with the official number of immediate deaths being 2,259.