Trial by Fire
Trial by Fire

‘Trial By Fire’ (2023) – A Netflix Miniseries

A case that serves as an excuse for a much wider view of an evident problem.

Trial by Fire is a Netflix miniseries directed by Prashant Nair and Randeep Jha starring Abhay Deol, Rajshri Deshpande and Ashish Vidyarthi. Based on a book by Shekhar Krishnamoorthy.

Trial by Fire is a traditional series in which some parents seek justice and try to find the guilty party to, in some way “return” their lost children.

A clear premise that because of its choice, leads us, undoubtedly, to a portrait about justice and a denouncement of its mechanisms, also political and social around red tape and organization of a country, India in this case, and its problems.

Valued fairly, this is a series which seeks the “denouncement” more than a cinematographic approach. Some characters that are “parents” like any other “parent” in a tragedy that has happened as a singular case but could be considered a generalized problem, systemic if you wish.

It is up to you to enter this drama that attempts to disentangle the winding paths of the system and denounce injustice through a case that which is indeed unjust taht serves as an excuse to make us reflect on justice in its most human side.

Enjoy (if you feel up to it).


After the deadly Uphaar cinema fire, two grief-stricken parents navigate the loss of their kids and a dogged fight for justice.

Release Date

January 13, 2023

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Abhay Deol

Rajshri Deshpande

Ashish Vidhyarthi

Shilpa Shukla

Rajesh Tailang
Shardul Bhardwaj
Ratna Pathak
Anupam Kher

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Episode List

Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

The loss of their two children in a devastating fire spurs Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy to learn more about the deadly incident.



Neelam and Shekhar scour for information — and support — in their fight against the Ansals. One man grapples with the tragic toll on his family.



Police make arrests in the fire case but the association for victims’ families faces greater hurdles ahead. The Krishnamoorthys receive an offer.



The case finally reaches court but a floundering prosecutor causes concerns. On the day of the fire, a theater employee struggles to clear a debt.



Neelam reaches a crossroad. Shekhar meets an old friend who is unaware of the fire. As “Border” premieres, an army captain grapples with regret.



Tangled in the crosshairs of powerful men and the law, the city worker who last checked the faulty transformer before the fire is made a scapegoat.



After the Supreme Court verdict is rendered, a flashback to the fateful day in 1997 and the events that unspooled as 59 people perished in the fire.

Trial by Fire
Trial by Fire

Name: Trial by Fire

Description: After the deadly Uphaar cinema fire, two grief-stricken parents navigate the loss of their kids and a dogged fight for justice.

Seasons: 1

Country: India

Director(s): Prashant Nair, Randeep Jha

Writer(s): Shekhar Krishnamoorthy

Cinematography: Saumyananda Sahi

Genre: Drama

Actor(s): Shardul Bharadwaj, Ratna Pathak Shah, Anupam Kher, Ivan Rodrigues

Companies: Endemol Shine India, Netflix

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