The upcoming limited series is directed by Prashant Nair.
Last Updated: 01.23 PM, Jan 09, 2023
Rajshri Deshpande and Abhay Deol are teaming up for a series that sheds light on a devastating real life tragedy, and the battle waged by two grieving parents against those responsible for the same. The upcoming mini series Trial By Fire, inspired by the Uphaar Cinema fire of 1997, is all set for its OTT release this week.
What is Trial By Fire about?
Trial By Fire is based on the book, Trial by Fire: The Tragic Tale of the Uphaar Fire Tragedy by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy. The book is based on the Uphaar Cinema fire of 1997, one of the worst fire tragedies in recent Indian history which claimed the lives of 59 people. A fire broke out in a cinema hall in South Delhi, at about 4:55 PM. A number of people who were trapped in the balcony section of the cinema hall became trapped, succumbing to thick smoke and ensuing stampede. More than a 100 people also sustained injuries in the tragedy as well.
Neelam and Shekhar, who lost their two children, Unnati and Ujjawal, in the tragedy, went on a mission to seek justice from the persons responsible for the incident, which was caused due to improper maintenance of an electric transformer.
Check out the trailer of the upcoming series below:
Who are the cast and crew of Trial By Fire?
The series stars Rajshri Deshpande and Abhay Deol as Neelam and Shekhar respectively, the parents who decide to seek justice in court for the death of their children in the tragedy.
The upcoming limited series also stars Rajesh Tailang, Ashish Vidyarthi, Anupam Kher, Ratna Pathak, Shilpa Shukla and Shardul Bharadwaj in pivotal roles. The series was directed by Prashant Nair.
When and where to watch Trial By Fire?
Trial By Fire will be released on Netflix on January 13, 2023.