108. Why 59 Died In This Cinema: The Uphaar Tragedy

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Sandese Aate Hain is a beautiful, old bollywood song. This song is from the movie Border, which hit theaters across the country in June of 1997. That June of 1997, Border was also playing inside one of Delhi’s most famous cinema halls– The Uphaar Grand. By the time the song played and got over though, 59 people had died in the cinema. This is the story of one of India’s most infamous fires. This is the story of the Uphaar Grand.


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