Yash Raj Films is all set to venture into its first web series with YRF Entertainment and it will witness 5 projects within the very first year itself. The first announcement under the banner has been made and it is a series called The Railway Men, an intriguing one at that. It is a tribute to the workers at the Bhopal railway station who were the heroes of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, one of the biggest industrial disaster ever.
The announcement comes in on the very day when the crisis first hit the city 37 years back. The Railway Men is being directed by debutant Shiv Rawail. The Railway Men will feature four brilliant actors like R. Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Divyenndu Sharma and Babil Khan. The filming of the series started on December 1, 2021, and will witness more announcements with time.
In the late hours of December 2, 1984, methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a pesticide factory owned by the American Union Carbide Corporation. It has been reported that more than half a million people were poisoned that night and the official death toll exceeded 5,000.
Thousands of survivors have said they, their children and grandchildren are struggling with chronic health problems like cancer, blindness, respiratory, immune and neurological problems as a result of the leak.
The Railway Men will stream on December 2, 2022, as a homage to humanity and colossal sacrifice in the wake of a crisis that shook the nation.