Film-maker Richie Mehta to direct web series on ‘Bhopal Gas Tragedy’

Film-maker Richie Mehta to direct web series on ‘Bhopal Gas Tragedy’

Maker Ronnie Screwvala is collaborating with Richie Mehta, the maker of International Emmy-winner Delhi Crime. The Netflix series featured Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang and Adil Hussain. Produced by RSVP Movies and Ramesh Krishnamoorthy’s Global One Studios, the series depends on Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro’s book named Five Past Midnight in Bhopal: The Epic Story of the World’s Deadliest Industrial Disaster. It depends on Bhopal Gas Tragedy, a disaster that happened in 1984.

WEB SERIES BASED ON THE BOOK ON BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY

In view of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters, Five Past Midnight in Bhopal was first distributed in 1997. The authority Twitter handle of RSVP Movies shared the news and stated, “As we continue to tell stories that need to be told. We are delighted to have @RichieMehta onboard our screen-adaption of #DominiqueLapierre & @javiermoro123 ‘s book ‘Five Past Midnight in Bhopal’ (sic).”

RICHIE MEHTA ON HELMING THE WEB SERIES ON BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY

Talking about the book, Richie Mehta said, “The authors have done such a precise and fascinating job of mapping out the human story which creates a thread all through this disaster and is told in an impartial manner, which is very important to me as a storyteller to step back and allow the viewer to fill in that judgment, and in the case of something like this very harsh judgment, of course.”

He further added, “I think the fact that it happened in the 1980s, it is starting to evaporate from the collective consciousness of young people. Many people don’t even know about it or they hear rumours of it in India and certainly internationally. And so I feel like it’s really important to get it out there in an impartial and extremely well-researched manner, which the authors have done.”

The web series is probably going to consist of six to eight one-hour episodes. At present, it’s in the development stage and the creation will start in mid 2022. RSVP’s Sanaya Irani Zohrabi, Krishnamoorthy and Mehta will fill in as executive producers. Shaun Mehta is co-composing the series.

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