Mission Raniganj, a Hindi-language biographical drama film directed by Jagan Shakti, is based on the real-life story of Jaswant Singh Gill, a mining engineer who led a daring rescue operation to save 65 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in Raniganj, West Bengal, in 1989. The film, starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role, was released in India on August 11, 2023, and received mixed reviews from critics.
|Release date||October 6, 2022|
|Director||Tinu Suresh Desai|
|Producer||Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Ajay Kapoor|
|Cast||Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Kumud Mishra|
In 1989, a massive fire and flooding at the Mahabir Colliery in Raniganj, West Bengal, traps 65 miners underground. With time running out, the government turns to Jaswant Singh Gill (Akshay Kumar), a renowned mining engineer, to lead the rescue operation. Gill, known for his unconventional methods, devises a daring plan to reach the trapped miners.
On IMDb, Mission Raniganj has a rating of 6.4 out of 10 based on 50 reviews. The film has been praised for its gripping narrative, exceptional performances, and skillful direction. However, some critics have noted that the film’s visual effects are lacking and that the first half is a bit weak.
The budget of Mission Raniganj is estimated to be around ₹50 crore (US$6.25 million).
Mission Raniganj has collected over ₹100 crore (US$12.5 million) at the box office worldwide.
Mission Raniganj is a gripping and inspiring tale of heroism and resilience. The film is based on a true story and features an exceptional performance by Akshay Kumar. The film’s gripping narrative, exceptional performances, and skillful direction make it a must-watch.