Release dates are still being finalized with distributors but hopefully some solid news will be out soon. In the meantime, check out the trailer.
Dilip, a rickshaw driver in Bhopal, India, lands himself a job at the Union Carbide plant. It is a chance to prove his worth to his family and pull them out of poverty. The job is tough with long hours; everyone is desperate to hold on to their pay cheque and so Dilip keeps quiet when he notices managers at the plant ignoring safety standards.
Dilip’s long time friend, Motwani, a tabloid journalist knows that Bhopal residents complain of the constant stench in the air and wake up at night choking from the gas. He is on a mission to expose what he believes is a deadly time bomb ticking away in his home town. He feels as if no one will listen but when he meets feisty American journalist, Eva, he sees a ray of hope and persuades her to confront Carbide executive Warren Anderson.
As Eva and Motwani endeavour to delve deeper into Carbide’s activities, Dilip is using every resource necessary to pay and plan for his sister’s wedding. When the wedding night arrives the family are full of joy and celebration as two families
join together as one. But as the music plays an invisible catastrophe is working its way throughout the town and wedding party. One by one the guests start to feel unwell the largest tower at the Carbide plant spews poisonous gas into the night air; one by one they collapse; and one by one they unknowingly become a statistic in the world’s largest chemical disaster to date.
Nearly thirty years later as the plant stands as a ghost-like constant reminder, the water in Bhopal is still contaminated and one person a day dies as a direct result of the tragedy, Eva visits the now retired Anderson. Will he finally bow down and apologise? Or will he continue to deny that Carbide had any part to play…?
This looks decent – why has it taken so long to be released? I thought it was made years ago.
IJ,I think it’s the sensitivities of the people who live in Bhopal itself.This horrific industrial catastrophe is a little akin in size and importance to Chernobyl in the Ukraine. It is a disaster that is visited upon the region for generations to come – toxicity in the earth and cancers and mutations of the new-born etcetera. I have a friend here in the UK who has an Indian born Dad & family who live about 350 miles from Bhopal – he said that such were the sensitivities about the tragedy that you didn’t even mention the name without people recoiling. Any film – however good, liberal &/or well-intentioned – would have trouble succeeding or even being released with that kind of background.
This movie looks so good I can’t wait !!!! Finally an intelligent choice from Mischa. By the way I was in London last week end and I went to see her shop. It’s small but it’s cute. It was fun but I wish she were there !