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Bhuj: The Day India Shook review - A powerful documentary that deserves your attention

Anupam Kher, who hosts the documentary, is quite powerful and leaves a lasting impression.

Jun 12, 2021
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A still from Bhuj: The Day India Shook.

What's it about:

Bhuj: The Day India Shook talks about the after-effects of the earthquake in Bhuj, Gujarat. The documentary focuses on a few lives that suffered and defeated death on the fateful day.

What's hot:

The documentary shows clips of real people who struggled to navigate their way after the earthquake which shook Gujarat back in 2001. The victims were interviewed and they spoke about their experience, how they saw darkness all around them, till light came their way.

Anupam Kher, who hosts the documentary, is also quite powerful and leaves a lasting impression. He questions if Gujarat and India at large, are prepared enough to handle an earthquake of such magnitude, which will actually make you think hard.

What's not:

Some parts of the documentary are clearly dubbed and recorded separately. The portions featuring those could be a distraction, but not to the extent that you would want to completely ignore this one-hour documentary.


Bhuj: The Day India Shook is definitely a must-watch to understand the impact the earthquake had. It could also open up a discussion about the safety of the people, which deserves your attention.

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