Amidst trying times, perhaps the only thing that keeps one going is looking up to brave heroes from around the world and gaining strength from their stories of resilience and courage. discovery+, is all set to premier Bhuj: The Day India Shook uncovering one of the most damaging earthquakes that hit India, back in 2001. This documentary emphasises on a story of bravery, heroism, miracle rescuers, misfortune, tragedy, and hope. The incident is uncovered through exceptional storytelling skills of veteran actor Anupam Kher.
It documents the survivors of the quake, gathers eyewitness accounts and first-hand footage of the event. 20 years later, the documentary re-traces the steps of this destructive disaster that not only changed how one looks at earthquakes in India, but also urban planning, medical revolution, and the eventual formation of a national disaster relief force in its aftermath. While it documents the incident in detail, it also shines light upon stories of resilience and the science behind it, making the film heart-warming yet insightful. Premiering on June 11 on discovery+, the documentary captures first-person accounts of survivors, rescuers, journalists, photographers, and scientists shining light upon stories of resilience and the science behind it.