For Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue they went deep to recreate a replica of the real coal mine in Raniganj

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Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue directed by Tinu Suresh Desai tells the story of the real life coal mine accident and the relentless efforts of the rescue team led by Jaswant Singh Gill. The film features Akshay Kumar as Jaswant Singh Gill is set to release October 6th.

For the setting of Mission Raniganj, the director and crew went the extra mile to make sure to create the atmosphere of a real coal mine with the film and to add authenticity to a gripping and realistic portrayal of the harrowing coal mine rescue mission. In fact, several production teams embarked on a mission to study and replicate every detail of the coal mines accurately. Over the course of several weeks, a number of dedicated individuals from the production team were sent to the actual mining locations in order to create sets seamlessly blending into the narrative while ensuring the utmost safety and precision. We learned that a massive 40-foot-deep hole was excavated to craft a tunnel that could resemble a coal mine.

Deepshikha Deshmukh, producer at Pooja Entertainment, expressed her thoughts, saying, “The biggest challenge was to narrate the tragic incident and bring it to life in a way that would make the world of Raniganj look real and relatable. The dedication of our Director Tinu ji the amazing production designers Daya and Amrish and their teams was truly phenomenal- we sent the teams to Raniganj to study the mines it’s topography and bring back stencils to replicate the same feel- am positive the tireless efforts of all the teams involved will truly be appreciated by the audience.”

Throwing light on building the era of Mission Raniganj, Tinu Desai expanded on what went into creating the mine location, “It was clear in my mind that I had to shoot the entire film in Raniganj. We had to create the era of 1989, when the mines were run by steam and not by engines. We visited 25 different coal mines and did extensive location counting. In 2021, we finally found the perfect place where we thought we could create coal mines, as it also matched the era we were looking for. Since the location was finalized, the main challenge was to showcase the coal mine, and we had to create a different world in less time, but my production team did research and we created the world in the allotted time. We faced many difficulties, but all thanks to Pooja Entertainment and Deepshikha Deshmukh for providing everything and bringing my vision to life. When I saw this on-screen, it looked raw and real, and I am sure the film will transport the audiences into the world we have built and they will live the larger than life story of Jaswant Singh Gill on the big screens.”

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


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