Yash Raj Films is all set to venture into the increasing digital content landscape of the country. Yash Raj Films’s streaming content production business will be addressed as YRF Entertainment. It will churn out five marquee projects to begin within its first year. The first big project to hit the floors from the banner is titled as The Railway Men – a tribute to the railway workers at Bhopal station who are the unsung heroes of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. Which we may call the world’s biggest man-made industrial disaster. YRF announced this project on the second day of December 2021 to salute the heroes of Bhopal who saved thousands of lives when the crisis hit the city 37 years back.
As we all know, in the late hours of December 2, 1984, methyl isocyanate gas was leaked from a pesticide factory. Which was owned by the American Union Carbide Corporation. It has been officially reported that more than half a million people were poisoned that terrible night. The official death toll exceeded 5,000 native people. Till now, thousands of survivors have come forward and 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.” YRF Entertainment’s The Railway Men will be streamed on December 2, 2022, as a homage to humanity and colossal sacrifice in the wake of a crisis that shook the nation.
What about The Railway Men Cast & Director?
The Railway Men is being directed by debutant Shiv Rawail, who has been homegrown at YRF and is being mentored by Aditya Chopra. The Railway Men started filming from December 1st, 2021. Shiv will start the proceedings at YRF Entertainment with his content-forward one-season limited series about the resilience of human spirit in the face of a disaster. The Railway Men will include four brilliant actors, R. Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Divyenndu Sharma and Babil Khan. The show will be helmed with these four actors and the makers will also release the presence of several other impactful performers in due course of time.
Senior Vice President of Yash Raj Films, Mr. Akshaye Widhani, said, “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.”
Executive Producer at YRF Entertainment, Mr. Yogendra Mogre, added, “The Railway Men is our salute to their spirit, their courage, and their humanity. This is a story that needed to be told. We are not going to leave any stone unturned to ensure that this story reaches out to audiences, across the world, in the best possible way so that