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Bhopal A Prayer For Rain Review

Bhopal A Prayer For Rain Rating: 2.88/5

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Bhopal A Prayer For Rain Hindi Movie Review

Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

There is a sense of drama in the final moments, in the manner that the gas leak is shot: the chaos at the general hospital, the bodies strewn in the slums, on the hospital steps, in the streets. It’s commendable that the film relives the terrible tragedy of the gas leak, but sadly, it has few moments that are extraordinary or even genuinely moving. I’m going with two out of five.

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Ratings:– Review By: Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business

On the whole, Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain is an excellent film which moves the viewer. It will come in for a lot of critical acclaim but, unfortunately, its box-office results will not match its merits and the acclaim because of lack of face value and awareness among the public. The film deserves entertainment tax-exemption in every state of India.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site: Indian Express

The film gathers force when it goes straight to the heart of the problem : the build-up to the terrible leak has urgency, even if it seems overtly dramatized, and the sense of growing dread feels real. What makes the film worth your time is the way it states, unequivocally, that the gas need not have leaked if Union Carbide and its employees and its votaries had come together to pull the plug in time. That would have been humane. What happened is inhuman.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site: NDTV

The purpose that drives Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, an uneven but essential docudrama directed and co-written by Ravi Kumar, cannot be faulted. The story simply had to be told. Parts of this partly fictionalized account of the acts of omission and commission that triggered the deadly Bhopal gas leak three decades ago are hard-hitting, disturbing and sobering. But overall it is not half as gut-wrenching or searing as a based-on-fact industrial disaster drama should have been.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Prasanna D Zore Site: Rediff

The film makes no compromises with the truth and refuses to protect those guilty of the disaster. It exposes the lethal politico-corporate nexus, corporate greed for profits by cutting costs and the propaganda that the gas MIC was safe by all the vested interests. Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain, is an honest yet haunting film. The images of those who suffered will stay with you for quite some time.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Hungama Network Site:Bollywood Hungama

With BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN Kumar has indeed come a long way as a filmmaker. The problem with this film, though, is that despite having some of the most remarkable performances by almost all the actors, their characters do not develop as much as one would expect in a story like this. Maybe it was the director’s call to keep the movie short and crisp, but it does hamper the film making the characters look half baked and incomplete. On the whole, BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN is an average film but surely a onetime watch.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Sweta Kaushal Site:Hindustan Times

Bhopal A Prayer For Rain is a must-watch, for the sheer gravity of the criminal incident that remains unresolved three decades after it occurred. Also, it blames both the American and Indian sides. Sadly, this film does not offer any new insights into the tragedy. It could have been far more touching with a better research. Nonetheless, the performances and a decent screenplay make it worth a watch.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Rahul Desai Site:Mumbai Mirror

This isn’t an easy event to storify, because it is even harder to watch. While much of it merely lends grainy well-cut images to pages we’ve been hesitant to read about, this is a film that shouldn’t be escaped. Because we see and hear, through sketchy lives, why Bhopal lost its identity and became forever etched in minds as the unfortunate prefix to ‘gas tragedy’..

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Rohit Khilnani Site:India Today

Filmmaker Ravi Kumar has captured everything that this drama needed. The feel of Bhopal in the 80s, the slum life, the joy of a man who lands a job at the plant and the disaster, everything if managed well. However the quality of production could have been better. Bhopal – A Prayer for Rain is a story that needed to be told.

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