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Updated December 19th, 2023 at 12:56 IST

Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Raniganj breaks streaming records after mixed box office response

Mission Raniganj has claimed the number-one spot in the globally most-watched films segment on Netflix

Mission Raniganj
Akshay Kumar's Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue, tells the story of Jaswant Singh Gill, responsible for saving the lives of 65 miners from a flooded West Bengal quarry in 1989. | Image:IMDb
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Bollywood star Akshay Kumar’s disaster-thriller film Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue, has got the global top position on Netflix. The film is directed by Tinu Suresh Desai. 

Akshay Kumar's film breaks streaming records

Mission Raniganj has claimed the number-one spot in the globally most-watched films segment on Netflix with an astonishing 5,700,000 hours viewed and a whopping 2,500,000 views.

Talking about the same, actor Jackky Bhagnani said: “This film is a celebration of real-life heroism. Jaswant Singh Gill's courageous rescue mission story was waiting to be told. We at Pooja Entertainment, put all our creative might behind it to make this story come to life.”

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The film is the retelling of the Raniganj coalfields collapse of 1989 in West Bengal, the film also stars Parineeti Chopra. The film is based on Jaswant Singh Gill, a brave and diligent mining engineer from IIT Dhanbad who rescued 65 trapped miners at the Raniganj Coalfields in 1989.

Jackky added: “We are thrilled that the film continues to conquer the hearts and screens of audiences across the world. Its magnetic pull is a reminder that a great tale about heroism told well has universal appeal.”

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What do we know about Mission Raniganj?

Based on the coal mine accident that shook the nation and the world, and the relentless efforts of the rescue team led by Jaswant Singh Gill, ‘Mission Raniganj’ is an ode to the resilience, determination, and valour of the human spirit and engineering minds. The film also marks Tinu Suresh Desai's next thriller after ‘Rustom’, which won him massive critical and commercial acclaim. It also marks Tinu Suresh Desai's second collaboration with Akshay Kumar after ‘Rustom’ which won the actor the National Film Award for Best Actor.

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Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh and Ajay Kapoor, ‘Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue' is directed by Tinu Suresh Desai with music by Jjust Music. The film will debut in theatres on October 6 2023.

(Inputs from IANS)

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Published December 19th, 2023 at 12:56 IST

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