After the superhit movie OMG 2, Akshay Kumar will next be seen in ‘Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue’. However, 2022 was not a successful year for Akshay Kumar, as his ambitious project ‘Samrat Prithviraj’ faced a brutal failure at the box office, and ‘Bachchhan Paandey’ lost its audience due to the storm created by The Kashmir Files.
Akshay Kumar made a nice comeback in 2023 with OMG 2, but the outcome could have been even better if it hadn’t clashed with the buzz surrounding Gadar 2. Still, OMG 2 is one of the hit movies of 2023. Now eyes are on Akki’s next called Mission Raniganj.
Mission Raniganj Release Date
Capsule Gill is now renamed as Mission Ranigaj: The Great Bharat Rescue. The shooting was started in July 2022, now all set for theatre release on October 6, 2023. Mission Raniganj Official trailer is out on September 7, 2 days ahead of Akshay Kumar’s 56th birthday. Akshay shared the Mission Raniganj Trailer release date ’25 September 2023′ in his latest social media post.
Mission Raniganj Star Cast
Khiladi Kumar plays the titular role as Jaswant Singh Gill in the film while ‘Ishaqzaade’ fame Parineeti Chopra plays the female lead which marks her second pair-up with Akshay Kumar following the 2019 war-period drama film Kesari.
Besides Kesari pair, Rajesh Sharma, Kumud Mishra, Ravi Kishan, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Ananth Mahadevan, and Varun Badola have also been roped in to play key roles in the film.
Mission Raniganj Plot
Based on the 1989 Raniganj Coal Mining Tragedy, the film is being directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, best known for directing Sharman Joshi and Meera Chopra starrer 2016 horror film 1920: London.
The film is backed by Jackky Bhagnani and Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment and is being co-produced by Ajay Kapoor. The pre-production of the film has been completed and the team will fly to the United Kingdom on June 29 to start the shoot on July 4.
Who was Jaswant Singh Gill?
Jaswant Singh Gill, on whom the biographical film is going to be made was an Amritsar-based chief mining engineer who saved the life of 65 miners trapped inside a flooded coal mine in Raniganj of West Bengal in 1989 by his capsule technique.
After an illustrious career spanning over 33 years, he retired as the Executive Director (Safety and rescue) from Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) Dhanbad in 1998.
He was awarded the “Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak” by the President of India, Ramaswamy Venkataraman in November 1991. A Chowk on Majitha Road in Punjab was also named after him as “Capsule Gill Er Jaswant Singh Gill Memorial Chowk”.