मिशन रानीगंज: द ग्रेट भारत रेस्क्यू



Genres: Drama, Action, Thriller


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Country:   India
Release Date:  6 October 2023

Box Office

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Pooja Entertainment, Ajay Kapoor Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 14 min

The disaster-thriller starring Akshay Kumar is less of a thriller and more of a disaster; it couldn’t even match the visuals of Amitabh Bachchan’s 1979 film Kaala Patthar.

Yes, it’s a low-budget movie, but that doesn’t mean you can wear such horrible visual effects while telling a “real-life, heroic” story! Recall the iconic film Kaala Patthar from 1979?


This inspiring story of a real-life hero suffers because of one-dimensional treatment; in its euphoria to celebrate Jaswant Singh Gill’s guts, the film almost forgets the six miners who lost their lives in the accident.

In 1989, significant rains were avoided in Raniganj, West Bengal. However, the water remained silent below for months before flooding in and producing another calamity that was bravely prevented by Jaswant Singh Gill (Akshay Kumar), who would later be dubbed “Capsule Gill.” This is an account of the mishaps that coal miners experienced.

A watergate is broken during the process of blasting the subterranean walls, putting the lives of 65 miners in danger due to the strong inflow. Jaswant becomes involved in the politics of handling this mission in a way that would benefit the political parties, while they hope for a fresh start. The main focus of the narrative is how he battled the system, made the most of what was available, and completed a mission that even Tom Cruise could not have completed.

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Examining the Screenplay:

Before you start attacking me for criticizing the movie, keep in mind that I only have issues with the way it was done; Jaswant Singh Gill’s story has always been a hit. I disagree with Akshay Kumar’s model of “limited efforts” since, in my opinion, “laanat hai tum par” if a movie cannot be completed in forty-five days. It would have taken work to grow the beard naturally rather than wearing a fake one, so the producers didn’t even bother to match the style.

If Ravi Kishan has done nothing but shout at the top of his lungs, the green screen screams louder. Green screen visibility is increased beyond belief as each scene effectively separates the foreground from the background.m Additionally, it appears like Akshay shot a lot of scenes by himself, with the director employing shaky editing techniques to piece together his scenes with others.

Sure, it’s a low-budget movie, but that doesn’t mean you can wear such horrible visual effects while telling a “real-life, heroic” story! Recall the iconic film Kaala Patthar from 1979? That Amitabh Bachchan film from 40 years ago was superior in every way, including appearance.

Story Overview:

In the era of 1989, miners in Raniganj coalfields are changing shifts at midnight. Three parts make up the mine, and in one of them, a blast is detonated to reveal new coal veins. It was discovered that the shaft was leaking water after the blow. A deaf miner who is in charge of the Behra (deaf) section doesn’t hear the phone signal, despite the emergency order to leave. All but 60 of the more than 200 miners in the Behra portion have been evacuated, and six more miners have drowned while attempting to escape the mines. When he sees the rescue vehicles approaching the mine, Jaswant Singh Gill, the manager of a nearby mine, decides to offer his assistance. When he arrives, other operation members firmly oppose him, believing that there is no chance of saving the miners and that they have already all perished.

Ujjwal, the head of the flooded mine, asks for his assistance with the rescue effort. To scope the mine’s highest point, Gill hires drilling engineer Bindal and discredited surveyor Tapan Ghosh. After that, he drills an 8-inch hole and signals the miners with a torch. The miners do not see the flashlight because they are unaware that they are trapped behind a brick wall that blocks their path to the highest peak. Sen from Coal India is dispatched to undermine the mission, while Ujjwal, the manager of Raniganj Coalfields, is deeply despised by his superior. Gill warns that the mineshaft is highly flooded and cannot be entered, but he suggests saving the workers through a closed mineshaft that had been breached by the explosion.

When his team finds the drowned bodies of six miners, the rescue team decides to call off the search and shut down. Shortly before the miners reach the highest point, the flashlight is removed. But when one of the miners’ dogs hears their frantic cries, it alerts Gill that the miners are still alive and that the rescue operation should go on.

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Sen’s plan fails, and then Gill is the target of attention. Food, water, and medications may be sent down to the mine via the 8-inch borehole, which also serves as a communications connection. The miners learn through a Davy light that carbon dioxide gas is filling the shaft and that it is coming toward them along with the water. Gill creates a capsule that is 29 inches wide and may be used to extract miners from a larger borehole one at a time. Sen ruins this endeavor by taking important parts out of the crane he brought in, which delays the miners’ prompt rescue. Gill calculates that the miners’ oxygen supply will run out in just 48 hours.

They have no choice except to personally hoist each miner out. The majority of the miners are saved, but during a crucial moment, their oxygen supply runs out, and they understand they can’t save them all by hand. Sen is attacked by Govardhan, the union leader and local MLA, until he confesses to intentionally damaging the crane. He fixes and transports the crane to the mine under duress. Despite losing his metal hammer, Gill manages to signal for the capsule to be raised using his kaṛā before appearing to black out from oxygen deprivation. Gill receives an instant promotion and a cheque for Rs. 1 lakh for being the last person to be taken out of the minefields. The discredited surveyor receives payment for his unpaid wages and recognition for his efforts.

Star-Studded Performance:

We all admire Akshay Kumar’s approach to taking on several projects and giving people in the business multiple job possibilities, but it’s obvious that this has been lowering the caliber of his work. This is another example, like Ram Setu, of how filmmakers are losing out on wonderful tales in order to wrap up early. It is comparable to a child declaring, “I can finish my three hours of homework in thirty minutes,” and then being unable to recall a single word when quizzed on it.

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To trash Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Kumud Mishra, Jameel Khan, Ravi Kishan, and Pavan Malhotra simultaneously, you need a unique talent, and the director most definitely possesses it.

The Concluding Words:

All things considered, the director’s subpar execution of the film more than the plot of this Akshay Kumar vehicle is what makes it fall short. This project deserved a better crew, led by Akshay Kumar.

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