SFS Preview @ GV Suntec: BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN (PG)
Interwoven stories of people in India and US as they face dilemmas in the months leading to the biggest Industrial disaster in human history that claimed 10,000 innocent lives. Inspired by real events. *Screening will be followed by a discussion with people from the Bhopal community.
7 January 2015 (Wednesday), 9:00pm
Golden Village Suntec City 3 Temasek Boulevard #03-373 Suntec City Mall Singapore 038983 (East Atrium, next to Tower 4, Level 3)
Admission for SFS members only -- flash your membership card to go in. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel membership card. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating. Our booth will open from 8:30 - 9:00pm at the venue.
2014 | India/UK | Drama/History| In English and Hindi with English subtitles
96 MIN | PG
*Screening will be followed by a post screening discussion hosted by Sreyashi Sen, Chairperson of Darpan Film Festival, who will be joined by people from the Bhopal Community based here in Singapore.
Cast: Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn, , Rajpal Yadav
Synopsis: The world's deadliest industrial disaster occurred in Bhopal in 1984. Dilip (Rajpal Yadav), 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 (Kal Penn), 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 (Mischa Barton), he sees a ray of hope and persuades her to confront Carbide executive Warren Anderson (Martin Sheen).