The explosive teaser of the Netflix series The Railway Men has been released today. The series is based on the world’s biggest industrial disaster, the Bhopal air disaster. In the short teaser, which is less than a minute and a half long, a major tragedy unfolds in the factory and life around it is shown to be rapidly disintegrating.
The teaser shows glimpses of lead actors R Madhavan, Babil Khan, KK Menon and Divyendu, who play key roles in trying to bring the situation under control.
The teaser starts with a glimpse of a gas leak in a huge factory. People are seen running here and there to save their lives by covering their noses and mouths with cloths to avoid the noxious gas.
A voiceover narrates the story and says, “How long has Bhopal Junction disappeared from the map of Delhi.” R Madhavan enters as General Manager of Central Railway and asks station master KK Menon to do something.
Divyendu plays a police constable who convinces them to trust him more than his uniform. A glimpse of Babil Khan is also visible, who seems to be the only loco pilot present at the station. He says that this is his city and those who are going to die are his people. Right after the introduction of the main characters and the plot, several quick glimpses of the victims fill the teaser, which will make you laugh.
Netflix released the trailer with the caption, “A tragic night that shook the nation and four heroes returned. Here’s the teaser for #TheRailwayMen – a four-part series inspired by true stories. Coming November 18th only on Netflix! ( sic). “
Railway Men is an entertaining 4-part character-driven series based on the unsung heroes of the Bhopal gas disaster. Directed by debutant Shiv Ravail and written by Ayush Gupta, the show will showcase the indomitable courage of Indian Railways employees and their efforts to save countless lives during that time.
This is the first collaboration between Netflix and YRF. The series will be released on Netflix on November 18.
The Bhopal gas tragedy occurred on December 2, 1984, when a pesticide factory owned by the American Union Carbide Corporation leaked methyl isocyanate gas, causing more than 5,000 official deaths and affecting more than half a million people.