The Railway Men: Know what`s Kay Kay, Babil, Madhavan & Divyenndu`s show about
After 5 decades of big screen entertainment, Yash Raj Films has entered the OTT space with the web series titled The Railway Men. Directed by Shiv Rawail, the show features Kay Kay Menon, Babil Khan, R Madhavan, Divyenndu and ensemble. The series premiered on Netflix today. The Railway Men has opened up to mostly positive reviews. Here’s what the show is all about.
The Railway Men is a 4-episode miniseries produced by YRF and the post of their recent collaboration with Netflix, the show released on the OTT giant today. The series is set in the period of the greatest industrial disaster, the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. A chemical accident at the pesticide factory of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, in 1984 changed the course of history. Scores of people lost their lives due to exposure to the highly toxic gas, methyl isocyanate (MIC).
The serial revolves around Bhopal Junction station master Iftekaar (Kay Kay Menon), his newest recruit Imad (Babil Khan), ex-Union Carbide worker, train thief Baldev (Divyenndu), Railway employee Rati Prasad (R Madhavan) , Railways. Ministry bureaucrat Rajeshwari (Juhi Chawla), journalist Kumawat (Sunny Hinduja) and Union manager Carbide Kamruddin (Dibyendu Bhattacharya).
The Railway Men takes inspiration from a real incident that happened at the Bhopal Railway station and how many people, including the Deputy Station Superintendent (DSS) Ghulam Dastgir stopped trains bound for Bhopal at distant stations and on the early flags of Mumbai-Gorakhpur Express. to prevent loss of life due to the gas leak.
According to reports, Kay Kay Menon`s character is loosely based on Dastgir, who lost his life in 2003 due to health complications arising from the toxic gas he inhaled. Several deaths were also reported at the train station.
10 years ago, a biopic on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy was released. Bhopal: It was titled Prayer for Rain. While The Railway Men takes a narrower look at the tragedy, the biopic explored the events that led to the gas leak and tragedy. Reports claim that those who witnessed the tragedy and are still alive were suffering from various health issues.
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