Get ready to immerse yourself in the gripping saga of one of India’s most remarkable and daring triumphs – the rescue of 65 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine.
Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, Mission Raniganj is a film based on a true event that occurred in November 1989 in Raniganj, West Bengal, when 65 workers found themselves trapped inside a flooded coal mine. The heroic engineer, Jaswant Singh Gill, emerged as the linchpin in saving the lives of these miners, overcoming immense challenges.
As the movie gears up for its release on October 6, the film’s makers unveiled its trailer, offering a glimpse into the chilling world of Mission Raniganj. The 135-second promo wastes no time, immediately depicting a large group of miners racing for safety upon realising that water is rapidly filling the mine, cutting off all exits. Unfortunately, they become stranded before they can escape. It is at this critical moment that Jaswant (Akshay Kumar) arrives on the scene, determined to save the trapped workers. But, the question remains: how?
Meanwhile, tension builds in the village as the families of the trapped miners gather at the site, demanding answers from the company.
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Despite knowing that this mission could cost him his life, Jaswant Singh Gill makes the courageous decision to enter the mine, emphasising that “even if there’s just one person still alive down there, they’re waiting for us.” With the clock ticking and only 48 hours to save those trapped, he preps up for the mission. “Gill, has this technique ever been used in a rescue mission before,” asks one of the characters to which Jaswant responds, “No, sir, India will be the first,” highlighting that the film aims to authentically portray the heroic story of these unwavering minds.
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Bankrolled by Pooja Entertainment, the film also stars Parineeti Chopra in a key role. The movie also marks Tinu Suresh Desai’s next directorial venture after Rustom, which won Akshay Kumar his first National award.
“As a filmmaker, I feel happy and extremely proud to showcase the trailer of Mission Raniganj. It talks about the relentless spirit and determination of the human spirit. I’m eagerly looking forward to sharing this thrilling and inspiring tale with audiences on the big screen,” he said in a statement.
Deepshika Deshmukh, one of the producers, noted: “I am absolutely thrilled to present the trailer of Mission Raniganj. This film has seen lots of brainstorming sessions with tech teams, hard work and meticulous planning, and I couldn’t be happier with the way it has turned out. It’s an inspiring story that needs to be seen, felt, and celebrated on the big screen. I can’t wait for the audience to experience the heart-warming journey of courage, human spirit and determination that Mission Raniganj offers.”
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