Hollywood actors Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton make their debut in Indian movies with Ravi Kumar's film Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, based on the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The first trailer of the film promises a gripping take on one of the biggest man-made disasters of all time.Martin Sheen plays the Union Carbide Corporation’s CEO Warren Anderson, while British-born actor Mischa Barton plays a foreign lifestyle reporter who helps an Indian journalist (American actor-producer Kal Penn) raise his voice against the dangers of having a pesticide plant in the heart of a city. Rajpal Yadav and Tannishtha Chatterjee represent the local people in the film.
From Rajpal & Tannisha playing the common people, whose hopes soar as Union Carbide comes to Bhopal, giving employment to all, to Martin as Warren and Mischa as the journalist, everyone is convincing.
Directed by Ravi Kumar and produced by Sahara Movie Studios, the film will release in India and abroad on 5 December.