A cinematic tribute to the Bhopal gas victims
A film by Mahesh Mathai
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Zeenat Aman, Kay Kay, Nethra Raghuraman
Saturday, May 20, 5pm, 10-250, MIT
Suggested donation: $7
(donations will benefit Sambhavna Trust which is working to rehabilitate gas victims)
Mahesh Mathai's debut feature film Bhopal Express is set against the backdrop of the Bhopal gas tragedy which claimed 6,000 lives instantly and ten thousand more perished later.
The film weaves together several real-life incidents through the two main characters - a newly wed couple, Verma, a foreman at the Carbide plant, Tara his wife and Bashir who is a former Union Carbide employee. The tragedy which unfolds against the backdrop of a love story fully carries the trauma of the ghastly tragedy.
Other star contributions to the film include the voice of Amitabh Bachchan and performances by Lucky Ali, Ila Arun and Jagjit Singh on the soundtrack.
The film will be followed by a discussion with Rajan Sharma, Attorney representing the Bhopal gas victims in the class action law-suit filed in the United States.
Contact: Madhu (617) 354 3654 Vinay (617) 661 5845
Organized by: AID-Boston, Friends of the River Narmada