Mission Ranigunj: An interesting human drama with a few flaws
Mission Raniganj Movie Review: Akshay Kumar led biopic-drama is an eye-opener on the lives of the miners
Mission Ranigunj is a Hindi-Bengali biopic-drama film, based on the real life story of Jaswant Singh Gill, Additional Chief Mining Engineer, in a coal mine that was flooded in 1989 in Ranigunj, West Bengal He led the team led to the evacuation of 65 arrested coal miners
The film is engaging and well-researched, with subtle details that set it apart. It is also interesting as it shows the resilience and dedication of the miners.
However, the film has a few flaws. Parineeti Chopra's performance is ornamental and unnecessary, with the Bengali kick on display. Besides, Jaswant Singh Gill is given full emphasis and other deserving characters are not given.
Despite these shortcomings, Mission Ranigunj is a film worth watching that focuses on the lives of the miners and the challenges they face. It also serves as a reminder of the sacrifices people like Jaswant Singh Gill make to save the lives of others.
Here are some key takeaways from the film.
Miners lead dangerous lives, but their contributions are often overlooked.
The lives of the proletariat hardly matter compared to the egos of the big guns in business.
Corruption is rampant.
There is still much room for improvement in the treatment of miners in India.
Overall, Mission Ranigunj is a well thought out film worth watching.