The filming of producer Ravi Walia's Bhopal: A Prayer
for Rain is fast progressing. The film is set amidst
the real-life Bhopal disaster that had occurred in India
on 2 and 3 December, 1984.
film follows multiple characters' lives and dilemmas
in the months leading to the 1984 Union Carbide industrial
disaster in Bhopal, also known as Bhopal gas tragedy
that was the biggest industrial disaster in human history
that killed around 2,500 people in roughly two weeks
starting the night of 3 December.
the producer signed character artiste Rajpal Yadav
to play an important character in the film. The film
has the actor playing the central character of a rickshaw
puller whose life turns around as he gets a menial
job at the Union Carbide factory. While working there,
he watches the safety procedures being ignored and
costs being cut. He feels loyal to his employers and
keeps silent. But on the fateful night of the gas
leak, he gets himself into a spot as the bosses refuse
to take responsibility.
film, directed by Ravi Kumar, also stars Martin Sheen,
Mischa Barton, Kal Penn, Fagun Thakrar and Tannishtha
Chatterjee in important roles.