What is the Netflix series Trial By Fire about?

Trial By Fire. Cr: Akshay Pawar / Netflix
Trial By Fire. Cr: Akshay Pawar / Netflix /

Netflix has been great about adding and producing great international content. The latest one to add to your list is Trial By Fire. The series drops on Friday, January 13, 2023.

The Hindi-language show stars Rajshri Deshpande, Abhay Deol, Rajesh Tailang, Ashish Vidyarthi, Anupam Kher, Ratna Pathak, Shilpa Shukla, and Shardul Bharadwaj.

Showrunner and director Prashant Nair, director Randeep Jha, and writer Kevin Luperchio make up the team behind the scenes.

So what can we expect to see in the series? We’ve got the answer for you below.

What is the Netflix series Trial By Fire about?

Trial By Fire follows parents Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, played by Deshpande and Deol, respectively. The drama tells the story of a couple who lost their two children in a fire at a local theater. The series will center on their trials and tribulations as they struggled to find justice over 20 years later, per the Netflix synopsis. The story will portray the aftermath of the fire and the effect the incident had on the victims’ families.

Is Trial By Fire in English?

The show is originally in Hindu. But you can watch the drama with English subtitles or turn on the English dubbing setting. The trailer is dubbed in English, so you can get an idea of what it will sound like.

Is Trial By Fire based on a true story?

The emotional story is based on the bestselling book Trial by Fire: The Tragic Tale of the Uphaar Fire Tragedy written by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, which itself is inspired by the tragic Uphaar Cinema fire that took place in 1997. In June 1997, 59 people died in a fire at the Uphaar Cinema in South Delhi during the 3 p.m. screening of the film Border.

Around 100 individuals were injured. Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy were affected by the fire and based their book on the incident. The couple lost their two kids in the fire and have been fighting “powerful forces” to find justice. An investigation into the fire revealed there were several fire code violations.

Trial By Fire will premiere Friday, January 13, 2023, on Netflix. Add the series to your watchlist now.

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