Netflix Viewers Say ‘Bone-Chilling’ New TV Series Based On Terrifying True Story Is A ‘Must-Watch’

The Railway Men - The Untold Story of Bhopal 1984: Netflix fans are praising the show as the 'best series' of the year.
Credit: Netflix

Netflix viewers are calling a ‘bone-chilling’ new TV series based on a terrifying true story a ‘must-watch’.

One thing you can’t deny about Netflix is it offers viewers a huge variety in terms of TV shows and films.

From thrillers to science fiction to true-crime documentaries, the streaming service truly has it all.

But this month, there’s been a new launch on the platform that has everyone on the internet talking.

It’s getting rave reviews from viewers, with many urging other subscribers to tune into the series themselves.

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The Railway Men – The Untold Story Of Bhopal 1984 tells the incredible story of the brave workers who risked their lives to help others after a deadly gas leak in the city.

An official synopsis for the film reads: “After a deadly gas leaks from a factory in Bhopal, brave railway workers risk their lives to save others in the face of an unspeakable disaster.”

The mini-series, which consists of four episodes, hit the streaming platform on November 18 and since then, it’s garnered a legion of fans.

It stars famous Indian actors including R. Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon and Divyenndu.

The film already has an impressive Rotten Tomatoes audience score of 81 per cent, plus an 8.6 out of 10 on IMDB.

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The Railway Men – The Untold Story Of Bhopal 1984 is being praised by Netflix viewers. Credit: Netflix

The series begins with the hours leading up to the disaster that killed 70 times more people than the Chernobyl disaster.

Many have flocked to X, formerly known as Twitter, to provide their thoughts, and it’s safe to say they’re very impressed.

The Railway Men on Netflix. What a chilling and powerful show. Must-watch for everyone,” one person shares.

A second adds: “The Railway Men – The Untold Story of Bhopal 1984 is… bone-chilling!”

Another fan adds on IMDB: “The Railway Men is hard-hitting, powerful, and undoubtedly one of the best series of this year.

“It has some stellar performances, an engaging screenplay, and a perfect editing. The dialogues, cinematography, and production design are strengths of the series too.”

Watch the trailer for the ‘best series of 2023’ here…

While one writes: “Wow… it’s the best series of this year. The actors have done a tremendous job and crossed their own benchmark.

“I think this is one of the best series of 2023 and far better than any hit Bollywood movie. Absolutely a superb and excellent series. A must-watch series from Netflix.”

Somebody else comments: “Where to start literally… I didn’t have many expectations from this show, but it shocked me literally. I just finished the show and I have goosebumps right now.

“About the show.. off from the very first frame to the very last scene… exceptional content!

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“I really don’t have words to express how brilliant this show is. The thrill kept me at the edge of my seat most of the time.

“The first episode is completely about establishing the characters, building their arcs, yet it has a sense of urgency… like… something’s coming!

“It’s a MUST-WATCH, if you miss it you will miss the story of real courage.”

The Railway Men – The Untold Story Of Bhopal 1984 is streaming on Netflix right now.

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.