Akshay Kumar’s Film Undergoes Title Change Amid India-Bharat Debate

Mumbai: In the midst of the ongoing debate surrounding the potential name change of India to Bharat, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has made a significant change to the title of his upcoming film. The movie, originally named ‘Mission Raniganj: The Great Indian Rescue,’ has been rebranded as ‘Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue.’ This change was officially announced with the release of the film’s first look poster.


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The film draws inspiration from a real-life incident at the Raniganj Coalfield and pays tribute to the heroic actions of the late Shri Jaswant Singh Gill, who led a remarkable coal mine rescue mission in Bharat. In November 1989, Gill played a pivotal role in successfully rescuing all the trapped miners in a flooded coal mine in Raniganj, achieving an extraordinary rescue mission against all odds.

The movie features a star-studded cast, including Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Kumud Mishra, Pavan Malhotra, Ravi Kishan, Varun Badola, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Rajesh Sharma, Virendra Saxena, Shishir Sharma, Ananth Mahadevan, Jameel Khan, Sudhir Pandey, Bachan Pachera, Mukesh Bhatt, and Omkar Das Manikpuri. ‘Mission Raniganj’ serves as a tribute to the indomitable human spirit and engineering prowess, showcasing resilience and valour.

This film also marks the return of director Tinu Suresh Desai to the thriller genre, following his critically acclaimed ‘Rustom’.

The newly released motion poster provides a glimpse into the intense rescue operation that unfolded when miners found themselves trapped beneath the 350-foot-deep coal mine. Akshay Kumar takes on the role of the heroic Jaswant Singh Gill, emerging as the central figure in this daring rescue mission.

For those eagerly awaiting this thrilling tale, the teaser of ‘Mission Raniganj’ is set to be released on September 7, with the film scheduled for a theatrical release on October 6, 2023.

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