Trial by Fire, a finite series retelling the incident of the Uphaar Cinema fire that occurred in 1997 and took around 59 lives, is expected to release early next year on Netflix. The web series has been adapted from the bestselling book by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy of the same name. It is being made under the direction of Prashant Nair.
You will see Abhay Deol and Rajshri Deshpande as the lead, playing the roles of Shekar and Neelam. Their two kids died in this catastrophe, after which they battled in court to acquire justice.
Nair shared a message on Wednesday and said, “Krishnamorhys are role models who inspire the grit and strength required to move the needle even a little in this nation.”
Trial By Fire announcement post shared by Netflix
Here’s what the director said
He further added, “It was an awful incident that happened to them while they were forced to raise their voice to get justice. Sadly, numerous people are facing the same thing these days. Our gratitude towards Netflix for taking a bold step by collaborating with us to tell this story to the entire world.”
The unfortunate evening of June 13th, 1997, caused us to lose 59 lives and injure 100 movie buffs as a result of a fire that broke out at Uphaar Cinema in South Delhi.
Trial by Fire will present the audience with the story of trials and tribulations while in pursuit of justice for around 24 years. Endemol Shine India and House of Talkies are producing the web series, whose cast also includes Ashish Vidyarthi, Rajesh Teilang, Ratna Pathak, Anupam Kher, Shardul Bhardwaj, and Shilpa Shukla.
Trial By Fire is set to release on Netflix of January 13, 2023.
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