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Bhopal Express (film)

Bhopal Express is a 1999 Hindi film directed by Mahesh Mathai. The film stars Kay Kay Menon, Naseeruddin Shah, Nethra Raghuraman, Zeenat Aman and Vijay Raaz. The story was written by the advertising film maker Prasoon Pandey and his brother Piyush Pandey. The music was composed by the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio.

Bhopal Express
DVD Cover of Bhopal Express
Directed byMahesh Mathai
Produced byDeepak Nayar
Tabrez Noorani
Written byPrasoon Pandey
Piyush Pandey
StarringNaseeruddin Shah
Kay Kay Menon
Nethra Raghuraman
Music byShankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Edited byPriya Krishnaswamy
Release date
  • 2 December 1999 (1999-12-02)
Running time
100 mins


Set against the gas tragedy in Bhopal, India, in 1984, this human drama examines the irresponsible methods of large corporations and the effects of their actions on common people. The night of the tragedy, poison gas clouds from the Union Carbide factory enveloped an arc of over 20 square kilometres killing over 8,000 people in its immediate aftermath and causing multi-systemic injuries to over 500,000 residents. Lest the neighbourhood community be "unduly alarmed", the siren in the factory had been switched off, adding to what would become an enduring disaster of immeasurable proportions. Adding insult to injury, researchers find that the future generations of the survivors will continue to suffer through chromosomal damage caused by the leak. The story unravels through the eyes of a newlywed couple and their friends as they try to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the catastrophe.



The lead actress Nethra Raghuraman won the Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female for her part in the film.[1]


Bhopal Express
Compilation album by
1999 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerDeepak Nayar
Tabrez Noorani
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy chronology
Bhopal Express
Mission Kashmir
Song Artist(s) Duration Music director
"Udan Khatola" Ila Arun 5:15 Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
"Tu Kaun Hai" Lucky Ali 4:05 Lucky Ali
"Hum Kaise Log Hai" Sagarika 5:31 Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
"Is Nagari Mein" Jagjit Singh 3:12 Jagjit Singh
"December 2, 1984" Amitabh Bachchan 2:52 Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Background Score)
"Aaj Jaane Ki Zidd Na Karo" Ila Arun 5:33 Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy


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