Mission Raniganj

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Cast: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Ravi Kishan, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, Varun Badola, Rajesh Sharma, Gaurav Prateek

Director: Tinu Suresh Desai

Writer: Poonam Gill, Deepak Kingrani

Producer: Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Ajay Kapoor


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Mission Raniganj Box Office Review: Extraordinary Tale Featuring Akshay Kumar To End Up With Ordinary Collection!
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Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kumud Mishra, Pavan Malhotra, Ravi Kishan, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Rajesh Sharma and others

Director: Tinu Suresh Desai

Producers: Vashu Bhagnani, Deepshika Deshmukh, Jackky Bhagnani & Ajay Kapoor

Mission Raniganj Box Office Review: Pre-Release Buzz & Impression

No matter how many flops he delivers, there’s no stopping Akshay Kumar when it comes to coming up with multiple films in a year. And yes, that thing is now working against him. Even though OMG 2 was a box office hit, it’s clear that Akki’s market has come to saturation. But talking about his latest release, it’s not entirely his fault as the film has become a victim of poor marketing.

Mission Raniganj is easily one of the worst-promoted films of Akshay Kumar, and it felt like the makers had lost interest in the film. Shockingly, many don’t even know that such a film exists, or there was very little awareness about the release date. As a result, it was always on the cards that the opening day would be very low, making it one of the poor starts for the actor.

The only positive about the film was that it marks the reunion of Akshay and director Tinu Suresh Desai after the super successful Rustom, giving hope that it would pick up with word-of-mouth after a poor start.

Mission Raniganj Box Office Review: Initial Start, Positives & Negatives

Due to very low buzz, Mission Raniganj suffered in the advance booking for day 1. It was reflected in the occupancy all across the country. In the morning shows, the film recorded a dismal occupancy of around 5%, as even the over-the-counter ticket sales didn’t help in the early shows.

Talking about the positives, the film, despite all its flaws and shortcomings, is enjoying decent feedback for its extraordinary rescue story and earnest performance of Akshay Kumar. Films based on real-life incidents always have that curiosity factor attached to them, and this one, too, has that advantage. At the box office, there are no new releases and only holdover films like Fukrey 3 and Jawan are running successfully in theatres, so there’s an absence of any major competition.

Now, coming to the negatives, the film has low to no hype, lowering the chances for the film to rake in good numbers during the opening weekend. Currently, the market condition isn’t favorable for an Akshay Kumar film. As mentioned above, the euphoria Akshay enjoyed before the pre-Covid has hit the saturation point. So, his latest release, too, is in a dicey position at the box office.

Mission Raniganj Box Office Review: Final Verdict

On the whole, Mission Raniganj has that element of an intriguing storyline and Akshay’s earnest performance working in its favor, along with the absence of competition. In the pre-Covid times, it could have been a successful affair, but now, it’ll suffer at ticket windows and won’t reach to its full potential as there’s a negative notion that no one takes Akshay Kumar’s films seriously.

In the lifetime run, Mission Raniganj is expected to earn between 25-40 crores at the Indian box office.

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Mission Raniganj Movie Review Rating:

Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Kumud Mishra, Jameel Khan, Ravi Kishan, Pavan Malhotra, Rajesh Sharma, Virendra Saxena, Sudhir Pandey, Shishir Sharma, Parineeti Chopra

Director: Tinu Suresh Desai

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What’s Good: The real-life story on which the film is based & the incidents that follow

What’s Bad: Everything apart from the story

Loo Break: Y.E.S

Watch or Not?: Even if you’re interested in Jaswant Singh Gill’s story, read the articles around it & watch his old interviews rather than watching this lazy, lousy attempt

Available On: Theatrical Release

Runtime: 2 hours 14 minutes

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It’s 1989, the year when West Bengal’s Raniganj dodged heavy rains. Still, the water stayed silent underground for months only to flood in, causing another disaster that’s heroically averted by Jaswant Singh Gill (Akshay Kumar), who’d be known as ‘Capsule Gill’ in the future. This is the story of the disasters miners faced while mining for coal.

While blasting the walls below the surface, a watergate gets smashed, allowing the harsh inflow to risk the lives of 65 miners in the mine. While they hope for a new lease of life, Jaswant gets entangled in the politics of how to treat this mission so it could benefit the political parties. How he fought with the system, making the most of whatever was available, accomplishing a mission that would’ve been impossible even for Tom Cruise, is what the crux of the story is.

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Mission Raniganj Movie Review: Script Analysis

Before people bash me for bashing the film, remember my criticism is for the execution: the story of Jaswant Singh Gill has always been a winner. My criticism is for Akshay Kumar’s template of making ‘limited efforts’ because if you can’t finish a film in 45 days, “laanat hai tum par!” The makers didn’t even bother to match the style of the beard because it would have required some effort to grow it naturally instead of donning an artificial one.

The green screen screams louder than Ravi Kishan, who has done nothing but burst out loud at the top of his lungs. Every scene clearly distinguishes the difference between the background & the foreground, making the green screen more visible than ever. It also looks like Akshay has shot many scenes alone, with the director stitching his scenes with others’ using some choppy editing tricks.

Yes, it’s a low-budget film; no, that’s not an excuse to serve such crappy VFX in the garb of narrating a ‘real-life, heroic’ tale! Remember 1979’s classic Kaala Patthar? The Amitabh Bachchan starrer was better in every sense (visually, too) & that was 40 years ago.

Mission Raniganj Movie Review: Star Performance

We all respect Akshay Kumar’s thought process behind doing multiple projects, and creating multiple job opportunities for people in the industry, but that’s clearly been hampering the quality of his projects. After Ram Setu, this is yet another example of how makers are losing good stories at the cost of finishing up early. It’s like a kid saying, “I’ll finish up three hours of homework in 30 minutes because I can write fast,” & not remembering a word when asked about anything from it.

You need a special talent to waste Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Kumud Mishra, Jameel Khan, Ravi Kishan, and Pavan Malhotra all at once, and that’s what the director possesses the best.

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