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Kay Kay Menon wishes The Railway Men could be India’s Oscar entry; calls Netflix series his “Best work”

en Bollywood News Kay Kay Menon wishes The Railway Men could be India’s Oscar entry; calls Netflix series his “Best work”

While speaking about The Railway Men, Kay Kay Menon praised it for its "heart-touching" story and its portrayal of the "indomitable spirit of humanity".

Netflix and YRF Entertainment’s Tentpole Series, The Railway Men has become a globally hit show after getting unanimous love and acclaim! A thrilling tale of heroism, hope & humanity during the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy that rocked the country, The Railway Men, has been directed by debutant director Shiv Rawail. He has been homegrown at Yash Raj Films under the mentorship of Aditya Chopra.

Kay Kay Menon wishes The Railway Men could be India's Oscar entry; calls Netflix series his “Best work”

Kay Kay Menon wishes The Railway Men could be India’s Oscar entry; calls Netflix series his “Best work”

One of the lead actors of this 4-part mini-series, Kay Kay Menon, has been deeply moved by this overflowing appreciation for The Railway Men. He wishes the series was eligible to be sent as India’s entry to the Oscars! He feels the series would have done India proud at this prestigious global stage which only honours feature films that releases theatrically!

Kay Kay says, “I wish The Railway Men was eligible to be qualified as India’s entry to the Oscars. This show shows the world what we, as a country, faced on that fateful night and also shows the spirit of selfless Indians who put their lives at risk to save countless people from dying.”

He adds, “This series truly deserves to represent India at every global stage and tell people worldwide about our resilience & character in insurmountable danger and grief. The Railway Men is a show that every Indian should be proud of.”

Known for delivering towering performances throughout his stellar career, Kay Kay feels The Railway Men is one of his best works to date.

He says, “It rests in my filmography as one of the best projects that I have ever been a part of. I’m thrilled with the response that the series has received globally already. It deserves all the love. It is our tribute to the undying human spirit, a tribute to Bhopal and its resilience and it is also a tribute to all the unsung heroes of Bhopal whose sacrifice saved hundreds of thousands of people unaware of how to fight the silent killer in the air.”

Kay Kay adds, “I congratulate everyone associated with the series for the success that it is tasting. It is a story that is touching people’s hearts. I haven’t met anyone who hasn’t told me that their eyes welled up while watching The Railway Men.”

The Railway Men is a story of extraordinary heroism demonstrated by the employees of the Indian Railways in Bhopal. These individuals rose against all odds to save their fellow citizens on the fateful night of the gas leak, battling an invisible enemy in the air.

Inspired by true stories, this gripping series is a celebration of the indomitable spirit of humanity. With a stellar ensemble cast, that also includes R Madhavan, Divyenndu and Babil Khan, The Railway Men became a runaway hit as soon as it dropped on the global streaming platform.

Also Read: The Railway Men ranks at No. 3 on Netflix’s Global Non-English TV list; rakes in 4.6 million viewership


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