Malayalam movie ‘2018’ officially nominated for Oscars from India. Also any country can freely send non-English language films for Oscar final selection. And that’s how Akshay’s movie ‘Mission Raniganj‘ is going to the final selection to go to Oscar stage on its own initiative. News of Indian Express.
‘Mission Raniganj‘ based on a true story was released on October 6. In eight days, this movie earned only Rs. 25 crores. The makers have taken the initiative to send the movie to Oscar for its story even though it did not do well at the box office. If the Akshay’s movie going to Oscar stage, it will be first Oscar-winning film.
People of India have not yet forgotten the story of bravery and heroism of Jaswant Singh Gill in the horrific accident at Mahabir coal mine in Raniganj, India on November 11, 1989. Engineer Jaswant Singh alone saved 65 miners. Tinu Suresh Desai has brought that incident 34 years ago on the big screen.
Akshay is playing the role of Yashwant in this movie. Many people also claim that he fits the role of Sikh Jaswant very well. This movie was mainly shot in Raniganj-Asansol-Durgapur Koylan area. Parineeti Chopra acted opposite Akshay in the movie. She played the role of Yashwant’s wife.
Last year SS Rajamouli directed ‘RRR’ reached the Oscars independently. And brings rewards for India. Akshay took the same raska this time.