Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014) Movie Review | 19 Critic Reviews | Mischa Barton, Martin Sheen, Kal Penn

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Review

Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn, Raajpal Yadav, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Fagun Thakrar, David Brooks
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014) Movie Poster
Ravi Kumar
Ravi Kumar
Ravi Kumar, David Brooks
Anil Chandel, Charlie Wuppermann
Benjamin Wallfisch
produced by:
Ravi Walia, Smanto R. Roy
Hindi, English
Weird Aggregate Rating Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain 5.6/10Drama
run time:
96 minutes
censor certification:

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Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Movie Review

Critic Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)

  •  Bollywood Hungama | Review By -Hungama Network Rating-5
The medium of cinema is an enormously influential and commanding one. There are certain films which not just awaken you, but also act as a 'mirror' to make you stand up and take notice of reality. One such film is this week's release BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN, which deals with

  •  CNN IBN | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-4
This month, it will be exactly 30 years since the Bhopal gas tragedy, the world's biggest industrial disaster. In September, Warren Anderson died, without ever having faced trial in India for his role in the horrific catastrophe. Anderson was the then-CEO of Union Carbide, the American pesticide

  •  Times Of India | Review By -Meena Iyer Rating-6
Ravi Kumar and his co-writer David Brooks(seen in the film as Shane), who worked on the script for nearly five years, manage to touch a raw nerve with this film. This grim tale that recounts the story of the biggest human tragedy caused because of the lethal methyl isocyanate(MIC)

  •  Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-5
There are natural disasters, like earthquakes and tsunamis, which no one can predict. And there are man-made disasters, which telegraph their arrival early on, and which are completely avoidable if someone has the gumption to take the right call. The lethal methyl-isocyanate (MIC)

  •  The W14 | Review By -Mayank Shekhar Rating-6
There’s a certain element of nobility to Martin Sheen’s presence alone that regardless of what role he plays, you are likely to empathise with his character. I say this looking at Sheen recreate someone who most Indians might otherwise recognise as a contemporary, neo-imperialist version

  •  India Today | Review By -Rohit Khilnani Rating-7
The film is a historic -drama about the worlds worst industrial disaster. It's a story about what happened in 1984 when the Union Carbide's Bhopal plant leaked 40 tonnes of a deadly gas leaving as many as 10,000 dead in one night. The releases marks the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Sweta Kaushal Rating-5
In December 1984, Bhopal suffered one of the most tragic accidents in world history where thousands of people lost their lives. Three decades later, the victims and survivors of the accident continue to wait for justice. Ravi Kumar's docu-drama Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain traces the

  •  Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-6
Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain is a sure shot recommendation for anyone who wishes to get an insight into the tragic incident. The story covers every angle possible to bring the instances that led to this disaster. While on one hand we see the usual American arrogance as Union Carbide

  •  NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-6
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

  •  Rediff | Review By -Prasanna D'Zore Rating-8
Director Ravi Kumar’s Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain was in the cans for almost four years before a distributor took up the project. Now that it has been released in theatres, the story of the victims of that horrifying industrial disaster will finally be heard. Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain will be released 30 years

  •  Mid Day | Review By -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-5
Life comes pretty cheap in India. In what could be one of the most careless acts of humanity, on one cold night of December 1984, tonnes of poisonous gas were accidentally leaked by Union Carbide in Bhopal, resulting in the death of tens of thousands of lives. Three decades later, thanks partly
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  •  Book My Show | Review By -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-5
The 1984 industrial disaster of the Bhopal gas tragedy still sends shivers down our spine. When the events unravel in front of us again in Ravi Kumar’s docu-drama, Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, we are left with a feeling of shock and despair. Dilip is a rickshaw puller in the small town of Bhopal.

  •  Mumbai Mirror | Review By -Rahul Desai Rating-6
It's a common notion that giant multinationals-on-screen and otherwise-harbour ruthless suits that invoke visions of grey metallic corridors, low-angle shots of cloud-kissing skyscrapers and soulless, colorless boardrooms. And Union Carbide, in a way, is the Ground Zero of evil corporations.

  •  Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Suparna Sharma Rating-6
Most Indians, brought up on a diet of stories about action-reaction, karma-dharma, are cagey about pinning blame, according accountability. There’s always the score of the victim’s sins in past life to be settled in this life thus the accident, suffering, tragedy, death.

  •  India Today | Review By -Suhani Singh Rating-3
Thirty years after the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, UK-based Indian director Ravi Kumar wants to remind viewers about the country's biggest industrial disaster which killed thousands. While his intention is earnest, his execution is far from satisfying. An amateur, almost apathetic take on the events

  •  Daily Bhaskar | Rating-5
It was December of 1984 that brought Bhopal on the world map albeit for all the wrong reasons. Bhopal Gas Tragedy will always remain fresh in the hearts of those whose bonds got fizzled out with toxic gas that night. 10,000 total deaths, 558,125 injuries out of which 3,900 were permanent

  •  Sify | Review By -Sonia Chopra Rating-6
We all know what happened in Bhopal in 1984 - the Union Carbide plant at Bhopal, due to incompetent safety procedures, leaked lethal gas killing 10,000 people. It's been three decades since the biggest man-made industrial disaster in history. And the film, despite its best intentions

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Sarit Ray Rating-6
It’s 30 years since that disastrous night of December 3, 1984, that doomed Bhopal. Thousands died due to the MIC (methyl isocyanate) leak in one of the worst industrial disasters of all time. Bhopal still suffers, as children continue to be born with abnormalities. Ravi Kumar’s film

  •  Deccan Herald | Review By -Ashwin Haldipur Rating-6
A three-decade-old disaster that has almost been forgotten, as India leapfrogged from third world to near first world, gets a fresh perspective from director and co-screen writer Ravi Kumar who fuses documentary and fiction in Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. Seen from the eyes of

Ratings Breakdown-

Rating Scale - Out of 10
Weird Aggregate Rating(WAR) - 5.6/10 (19 Reviews)
Male Critics - 5.9 (10)
Female Critics  - 5.2 (9)
Highest Rating - 8.0 (1)
Least Rating - 3.0 (1)
Most Given Rating - 6.0 (9)
Yes - 58%
No - 10%
Neutral - 32%

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