Production giant, Yash Raj Films’ has announced its first OTT series ‘The Railway Men’, which will be based on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy- the world’s worst industrial disaster that claimed thousands of lives on the night of 2nd December 1984.
The series stars R Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Divyendu, and Babil Khan. It is directed by debutant Shiv Rawail, who has been mentored by YRF chairman and MD Aditya Chopra.
The project has been announced today, to mark 37 years since the tragedy. The shooting of ‘The Railway Men’ started on 1st December 2021.
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 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.”
Yogendra Mogre, Executive Producer at YRF Entertainment adds, “The Railway Men is our salute to their spirit, their courage and their humanity. This is a story that needed to be told. We are not going to leave any stone unturned to ensure that this story reaches out to audiences, across the world, in the best possible way so that they can understand the depth of devastation that this tragedy has caused in India.”