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Netflix fans are hooked watching gripping new series based on a true disaster

Netflix fans are hooked watching gripping new series based on a true disaster

People are singing its praises

Netflix viewers have been left hooked by a gripping series based on a tragic and true disaster.

It can certainly be tricky to know what to watch and unwind to on the popular streaming platform.

While the classics remain, well, classics, it can be nice to watch something new.

Thankfully, Facebook groups like 'Netflix Bangers' exist, where subscribers discuss what they are watching.

The one series on a lot of people's radar right now is The Railway Men - The Untold Story Of Bhopal 1984, which tells the incredible story of brave railway workers who risked their own lives to help others after a deadly gas leak in the city. Take a look:

"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," a synopsis for the series adds.

Starring the likes of R. Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon and Divyenndu, The Railway Men is a mini-series consisting of just four episodes.

The series begins with the hours leading up to the disaster that killed 70 times more people than Chernobyl - making it the world's deadliest industrial accident.

The Railway Men is being discussed a fair bit right now after one user asked for some 'honest' reviews.

"Loved it. Only series that I watched multiple times. It's not very accurate historically but it is definitely good," one person wrote.

Viewers are hooked.

"Outstanding... It really makes you connected with the characters. Superb performances and heart touching. I had goosebumps after watching couple of moments," a second penned.

"So good …. I never knew this ever happened… a true story. Very sad … have to watch it," a third exclaimed.

The Railway Men sits at a respectable 67 percent Rotten Tomatoes following its release in November.

Ready Steady Cut's Jonathon Wilson wrote: "These themes remain prescient since technological advances not only create more ways in which miraculous things can be achieved but also more ways in which things can go calamitously wrong."

The series has reviewed well.

While Radhika Menon from Decider penned: "While the series occasionally feels overstuffed by characters, its storytelling heart remains true to honoring the men that saved thousands in Bhopal in 1984."

And Pramit Chatterjee from Digital Mafia Talkies said: "The Railway Men pretends it’s a very serious miniseries about the Bhopal disaster and the anti-Sikh riots, even though it’s not. If you want to pretend along with it, go ahead and watch the show."

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

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Topics: Netflix, Film and TV