Movie Review Bhopal- A prayer for rain: Sensitive adaptation of Bhopal Gas Tragedy
It was December of 1984 that brought Bhopal on the world map albeit for all the wrong reasons. Bhopal Gas Tragedy will always remain fresh in the hearts of those whose bonds got fizzled out with toxic gas that night. 10,000 total deaths, 558,125 injuries out of which 3,900 were permanent, the night was perhaps the darkest night that Bhopal has witnessed.
Years later, Bhopal: A prayer for rain has tried to bring across the pain, the agony and the suffering that more than 5 lakh people were exposed to on that December night. The film has been in buzz for sometime because of its extremely palpable plot as also for the Hollywood’s big names attached to it. While the cause for why the leak of toxic gas took place from Union Carbide Factory continues to be debatable, the makers of the film have tried to give a logical sequence of events leading to the ultimate disaster.
How was the direction?
When the plot of the film circles a horrific incident that led to death figures as high as 10,000, shaking the whole nation, putting a black spot on the year 1984 and leaving behind an array of unanswered questions, executing direction becomes a task. However, Ravi Kumar has done a good job by making everything look logical even when a number of stories are at play, that lead to the terrorizing incident.
How was the acting?
All the stars in the film have given their best to maintain the sensitivity of the plot. Rajpal Yadav in a serious role has delivered a good performance. Kal Penn, Martin Sheen, and Tannishtha Chatterjee have also done a praiseworthy job in Bhopal: A prayer for rain.
Watch the film for some good performances by the actors, and for a decent interpretation of what might have happened on the night of disaster.
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