The Railway Men: Movie Review

The Railway Men: The Untold Story of Bhopal 1984 has been released on OTT platform Netflix. This is a Hindi language historical drama series which has a total of 4 episodes. The running time of the episode is approx 51-65 minutes. It covers the Bhopal disaster of 1984 and how railway workers saved the lives of many people. R. Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Divyenndu and Babil Khan have worked as lead actors.

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Story and Plot

In the beginning, a chemical factory in Bhopal is shown which makes many types of chemicals. One day a dangerous gas leak starts happening from that factory. That gas is so dangerous that it can even kill people. Due to which people nearby start having problems in breathing and many people even lose their lives. There is a railway station next to the factory in which a train is about to arrive. Will the train also become a victim of that accident? Can that gas be stopped from leaking? Will the people of Bhopal be saved from this gas?

Positive and Negative Review

This story is based on true event. On 2 December 1984, MIC gas leaked from Bhopal factory and thousands of people lost their lives. Many people risked their lives to save themselves from this gas. Maker chose the unqiue topic Bhopal gas tragedy and told people about this incident and the hero of the untold story. For this they are praised. Many events have been well connected and executed. There is also a government angle in this.

The real events have been properly adopted in the plot. The character’s personal life and professional life are well connected. Screenplay is fast paced. The connection with the character has been built from the very beginning and has been well developed. True event has been given a real look touch to make it seem relatable. Many scenes have been presented in such a way that they can bring tears to the eyes. This show is very emotional as well as scary and thrilling.

Kay Kay Menon played the role of Station Master Iftekaar Siddiqui. The flow of his character is excellent and the acting seems pure natural. R. Madhavan has played the role of GM Rati. His acting is superb. Menon and Madhavan are the biggest assets of this show. The character of Babil Khan is well narrated and developed. He has shown his talent well. Divyenndu and Dibyendu Bhattacharya have contributed a lot to the plot.

Sunny Hinduja (Sandeep Bhaiya) impressed in the acting of a journalist. Juhi Chawla Mehta’s role is small and she has been given limited space but her work is good. The role of both of them creates impact. Its shooting has been done mostly in real location Bhopal which makes the setup look real.

Technical Review

Creator Shiv Rawail worked on a unique story. Writer Aayush Gupta very minutely and carefully merged the story of events and characters. Director Shiv Rawail has presented in detailing. BGM is good which enhances the experience. VFX quality is decent. Dialogue and cinematography are good. Production value is good.

The Railway Men: Conclusion

This is a story based on a true event which is full of thriller and drama. The entire journey has been shown in 4 episodes and emotions have been felt. Theme is very beautiful. The getup and setup give the real feeling of 1984. The screenplay is very tight which enhances the engaging and thrilling experience. Kay Kay Menon and Babil Khan have delivered their best performances.

Cast, Director, Budget, Wiki, More Info etc

Movie NameThe Railway Men:
The Untold Story of Bhopal 1984
StarringR. Madhavan
Kay Kay Menon
Babil Khan
Release Date18 November 2023
Running Time 51–65 minutes
No. of Season 1
No. of episodes4
GenreHistoric Drama
DirectorShiv Rawail
CreatorShiv Rawail
Writer Aayush Gupta
Ex. ProducerAditya Chopra
Uday Chopra
Yogendra Mogre
Akshaye Widhani
Production Co.YRF Entertainment
OTT PlatformNetflix
Country India
EditorYasha Jaidev
Music bySam Slater

Star Cast and Their Role

ActorRole as
R. MadhavanRati Pandey
Kay Kay MenonIftekaar Siddiqui
DivyennduBalwant Yadav
Babil KhanImad Riaz
Sunny HindujaKumawat
Juhi Chawla MehtaRajeshwari
Dibyendu BhattacharyaKamruddin
Philip RoschMadsen
Raghubir Yadavtrain guard
Mandira BediRajbir Kaur
Connor KeeneAlex Braun
Sunita RajwarVijaya
Manish WadhwaMirza
Shrikant VermaIshwar Prasad
Nivedita BhargavaImad’s mother
Annapurna SoniShazia
Bhumika DubeNafisa
Thanu KhanMarkhand
Aditya ShuklaRatlu
Priya YadavSohini
Pritamm JaiswalKishore

All Episode length and List

No. of episodesLengthDirector
156 minShiv Rawail
265 minShiv Rawail
352 minShiv Rawail
466 minShiv Rawail

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