The Railway Men, a web series from Yash Raj Films, has been announced. The show will feature spectacular actors like R Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Divyenndu Sharma, and late actor Irrfan Khan's son Babil Khan. Also, it is Babil’s debut with the production house's first web series.
The Railway Men began filming on December 1st and will be available on an OTT platform on December 2nd of the following year.
'The Railway Men,' a film about the unsung heroes of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster. As a tribute to those who saved countless lives, YRF announced this project on the 37th anniversary of the Bhopal tragedy.
YRF’s OTT platform is named YRF Entertainment which is said to release five major projects in its initial year.
The Railway Men is being helmed by Shiv Rawail who is being mentored by Aditya Chopra. Shiv’s one-season limited series highlights the resilience of the human spirit at the time of disaster will begin with YRF entertainment.
Methylene isocyanate gas leaked from an American Union Carbide Corporation pesticide factory in Bhopal on December 2, 1984. More than 500,000 people were poisoned that night, according to reports, and the official death toll surpassed 5,000 people.
Yash Raj Films' Akshaye Widhani commented on the show, saying, "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 the 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.”
The Railway Men, produced by YRF Entertainment, will be released on December 2, 2022, as a tribute to humanity and gigantic sacrifice in the aftermath of a major emergency.