'worst industrial accident in the history of mankind' (a view also endorsed by numerous decisions of Courts inthe United States). In relation to the human toll fromthis catastrophe, Affidavits by the Government put thenumber of deaths in excess of 15,000 and severe injuriesat 5,58,125.5. On 14-Feb-1989, the Supreme Court of India set themonetary compensation and settlement in relation tothe said disaster at a sum of 470 Million US Dollars . Thesaid sum of 470 Million US Dollars was stated to "finally dispose of all past, present and future claims, causes of action and civil and criminal proceedings ...with respectto all past, present and future deaths, personal injuries,health effects, compensation, losses, damages and civiland criminal complaints of any nature whatsoever...arising out of, relating to or connected with the BhopalGas Leak Disaster, including past, present and futureclaims, causes of action and proceedings...6. It may not be profitable now to enquire into whatcould have been bought with a sum of 470 Million USDollars in the year 1989. However, in 2009 or 2010, asum of 470 Million US Dollars will barely cover the costof producing, marketing and releasing two big-budgetHollywood films.7. Yes. 'Avatar' and '2012', two Hollywood releases in2009 that fared better than domestic fare in India costmore than 470 Million US Dollars to produce, marketand release. Similarly, 'Iron Man 2' and 'Toy Story 3',two Hollywood summer-2010 movies released in Indiaand elsewhere cost much more than 470 Million USDollars to produce, market and release.