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Subject: Bhopal disaster, Prasoon Joshi, Kay Kay Menon, Shankar Mahadevan
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Bhopal Express (film)

Bhopal Express
DVD Cover of Bhopal Express
Directed by Mahesh Mathai
Produced by Deepak Nayar
Tabrez Noorani
Written by Prasoon Pandey
Piyush Pandey
Starring Naseeruddin Shah
Kay Kay Menon
Nethra Raghuraman
Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Edited by Priya Krishnaswamy
Release dates 2 December 1999
Running time 100 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Bhopal Express (Hindi: भोपाल एक्सप्रेस) is a 1999 Hindi film directed by Mahesh Mathai. The movie stars Kay Kay Menon, Naseeruddin Shah, Nethra Raghuraman, Zeenat Aman and Vijay Raaz. The story is penned by renowned ad film maker Prasoon Pandey and his brother Piyush Pandey. The music is composed by acclaimed trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.


  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Awards 3
  • Soundtrack 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Set against the gas tragedy in Bhopal, India in 1984, this human drama examines the irresponsible methods of large corporations and the effects of their actions on common people. The night of the tragedy, poison gas clouds from the Union Carbide factory enveloped an arc of over 20 square kilometers killing over 8,000 people in its immediate aftermath and causing multi-systemic injuries to over 500,000 residents. Lest the neighborhood community be "unduly alarmed", the siren in the factory had been switched off, adding to what would become an enduring disaster of immeasurable proportions. Adding insult to injury, researchers are finding that the future generations of the survivors will continue to suffer through chromosonal damage caused by the leak. This unforgettable story unravels through the eyes of a newlywed couple and their friends as they try to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the catastrophe.


  • Kay Kay Menon ... Verma
  • Naseeruddin Shah ... Bashir
  • Nethra Raghuraman ... Tara
  • Zeenat Aman ... Zohrabai
  • Vijay Raaz ... Badru
  • Bert Thomas ... David
  • Dorinda Katz ... American Girl
  • Chris Sullivan ... Maurice


The lead actress Nethra Raghuraman won the Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female for the film.[1]


Bhopal Express
Compilation album by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
1999 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Producer Deepak Nayar
Tabrez Noorani
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy chronology
Bhopal Express
Mission Kashmir
Song Artist(s) Duration Music Director
Udan Khatola Ila Arun 5:15 Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Tu Kaun Hai Lucky Ali 4:05 Lucky Ali
Hum Kaise Log Hai Sagarika 5:31 Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Is Nagari Mein Jagjit Singh 3:12 Jagjit Singh
December 2, 1984 Amitabh Bachchan 2:52 Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Background Score)
Aaj Jaane Ki Zidd Na Karo Ila Arun 5:33 Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy


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