We are living in a year that already feels like a disaster, every time we wake up. While the COVID wave is still prevalent, things like cyclone Tauktae are creating a ruckus. So, in such testing times, it’s good to sit and watch a movie about natural disasters to witness how cinema captured humanity’s greatest tragedies.
Have a look at Bollywood movies that glimpsed us natural disasters in them.
Tum Mile is a romantic story set during the 2005 Mumbai floods. Akshay (Emraan Hashmi) and Sanjana (Soha Ali Khan), two estranged lovers try to survive the Mumbai floods of 2005 and discover their true fate during the disaster. If you want to recall the horror of 2005 along with that sweet Bollywood drama, then this is the film for you.
Mansoor (Sushant Singh Rajput), a modest Muslim porter, falls in love with Mukku (Sara Ali Khan), the stunning and rebellious Hindu priest’s daughter. The film’s climax is incredibly well filmed and will leave you in tears. 2013’s floods that engulfed the city of Uttarakhand have been rightfully portrayed in the film and without a doubt, it’s Sushant’s one of the best works.
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain
On the night of December 2, 1984, a chemical called methyl isocyanate leaked from Union Carbide India Ltd’s pesticide plant, transforming Bhopal into a massive gas chamber. More than 15,000 people were killed and 600,000 employees were impacted by at least 30 tonnes of gas. It was dubbed the ‘worst manufacturing tragedy in history’ at the time. This English drama captures the horror and negligence of the owners in a very impactful way that strikes the heart of every viewer. Rajpal Yadav does an exceptional job in the film and it is surely worth a watch.
Kai Po Che
Three friends create a cricket academy to train young players. However, before they can achieve their objectives, they are hit by an earthquake (2001 Gujarat earthquakes), an uncertain political climate, and communal protests. Rajkummar Rao, Sushant Singh Rajput, and Amit Sadh did a splendid job in their respective roles.