The Railway Men: The Untold Story of Bhopal 1984 Review and Rating

PLOT: After a deadly gas leak from a factory in Bhopal, brave railway workers risk their lives to save others in the face of an unspeakable disaster.

The Railway Men is a historical drama miniseries about railway workers who saved many lives during the 1984 Bhopal disaster. It was written by Aayush Gupta, directed by debutant Shiv Rawail, and produced by YRF Entertainment (the streaming division of Yash Raj Films). The miniseries has four episodes and was released on Netflix on 18th November 2023.

Star Cast:
Kay Kay Menon as Iftekaar Siddiqui
Divyenndu as Baldev
R. Madhavan as Rati Pandey
Babil Khan as Imad Riaz
Sunny Hinduja as Jagmohan Kumawat
Juhi Chawla as Rajeshwari Janglay
Dibyendu Bhattacharya as Kamruddin
Sunita Rajwar as Vijaya
Priya Yadav as Sohini
Shrikant Verma as Ishwar Prasad
Raghubir Yadav as Train Guard
Mandira Bedi as Rajbir Kaur
Philip Rosch as Madsen
Nivedita Bhargava as Imad’s mother
Bhumika Dube as Nafisa
Connor Keene as Alex Braun
Thanu Khan as Markhand
Aditya Shukla as Ratlu
Adrija Sinha as Himani
Manish Wadhwa as Mirza

WEB SERIES REVIEW: The story of a few heroes who rise to save several lives, on the night of a massive disaster. The Railway Men is hard-hitting, powerful, and undoubtedly one of the best series of this year. It has some stellar performances, an engaging screenplay, and a perfect editing. The dialogues, cinematography, and production design are strengths of the series too.

Debutant director Shiv Rawail did a great job and delivered a gripping tale of the heroism of Indian Railway employees. The show picks up the pace right from the first episode. Although there were a few subplots and backstories that seemed unnecessary but it has no dull moments and stays focused on the topic till its last episode. The makers have used real-life footage fittingly to make the viewers feel the pain of that fateful night.

Kay Kay Menon has delivered an outstanding performance and honestly, he deserves an award for playing this role. Divyenndu and R. Madhavan have played their part flawlessly. After giving a decent performance in Qala and Friday Night Plan, Babil Khan got a well-written role and he has given an impressive performance. Juhi Chawla, Sunny Hinduja, Raghubir Yadav, and Dibyendu Bhattacharya make an impact with their limited screen time. Other supporting actors excel in their respective parts.

The Railway Men Miniseries Rating:
Direction 4/5
Acting 4.5/5
Dialogues 3.5/5
Story 4/5
Screenplay 4/5
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars (Must Watch)

Highly Recommended 👍🏼

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