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The Railway Men teaser: R Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Babil Khan star in series based on Bhopal gas leak

Updated on: 28 October,2023 12:51 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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The Railway Men teaser: The four-episode series is a tribute to the unsung heroes who worked at the Bhopal railway station in 1984 during the gas leak

The Railway Men teaser: R Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Babil Khan star in series based on Bhopal gas leak

Still from the teaser of The Railway Men

Netflix in association with Yash Raj Films (YRF) revealed the teaser for their upcoming 4-episode character-driven drama series, The Railway Men. Inspired by true stories and helmed by debutant director Shiv Rawail, one of YRF’s homegrown talents, the series is set against the backdrop of the Bhopal Gas Leak, the world’s worst industrial disaster. The Railway Men showcases the unshakeable courage of the employees of Indian Railways and their efforts to save countless lives during the city’s darkest hours. 

The teaser provides a glimpse into heroic efforts which promises a riveting account of bravery and humanity. R Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Divyenndu, and Babil Khan’s exceptional portrayal of their characters makes The Railway Men a compelling watch. 

The series marks the start of an iconic partnership between Netflix and YRF. With the newly launched preview into the series, the countdown to the launch of The Railway Men on November 18 has officially commenced. 

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Akshaye Widhani, Senior Vice President of Yash Raj Films 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 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."

The first big project to hit the floors from the banner titled 'The Railway Men' is a tribute to the railway workers at Bhopal station.

'The Railway Men' is being directed by debutant Shiv Rawail, who is being mentored by Aditya Chopra. The series had gone on floors on December 1 in 2021. 

Yogendra Mogre, Executive Producer at YRF Entertainment 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 they can understand the depth of devastation that this tragedy has caused in India."

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