Akshay Kumar’s latest release, Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue opened low at the box office last Friday at Rs. 2.8 crore but then went on making a business of Rs. 4.85 crore on Sunday. Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai and produced by Pooja Entertainment the film also stars Parineeti Chopra. The movie is based on a real incident about the Raniganj Coalfields collapse in 1989.
Released on 8th October, the film is based on the true story of a brave and hardworking mining Engineer Jaswant Singh Gill who rescued 65 trapped miners in the 1989 Coalfields collapse at Raniganj.
Superstar Akshay Kumar plays the role of Jaswant Singh Gill in this rescue thriller. Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue is the Bollywood superstar’s third release of 2023 after Selfiee and OMG 2.
Mission Raniganj was released along with the Bhumi Pednekar starrer sex comedy Thank You for Coming and doing better business than it. Meanwhile, SRK starrer Jawan continues to be the biggest crowd-puller at the box office. Fukrey 3, released last week is also getting a huge footfall.
When asked about the response he expected from the movie, Akshay Kumar told PTI, “He told PTI in an interview, “We are going through a very nice phase where people are doing all kinds of films and they are working. I have done both kinds of films (content and masala entertainers). Don’t put pressure on the film by thinking that it will do business. I can do that kind of film (commercial) and get that kind of numbers also. But I am happy doing a film that brings a change in the society.”
Some of Akshay’s most anticipated movies for 2024 include Veer Daudale Saat, Soorarai Pottru Remake, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Skyforce, Housefull 5, Welcome 3, and others.