MR-9: Do or Die Movie Info, Cast, Download, Watch Online, Box Office & More

MR-9: Do or Die is an spy action thriller film, a joint venture between the United States and Bangladesh, helmed by acclaimed director Asif Akbar. The movie draws its inspiration from the 1966 novel “Dhongsho Pahar” penned by Qazi Anwar Hussain, a renowned literary work in the spy genre. The film is produced by Jaaz Multimedia and Avail Entertainment, bringing together a talented cast and crew to bring this thrilling tale to life.

MR-9 : Do or Die

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Asif Akbar
Screenplay by Nazim Ud Daula
Abdul Aziz
Asif Akbar
Based on Dhongsho Pahar
by Qazi Anwar Hussain
Produced by Asif Akbar
Hemdee Kiwanuka
Colin Bates
Philip Tan
Abdul Aziz
Music by Ricky Kej
  • Jaaz Multimedia
  • Al Bravo Films
  • Chasing Butterflies Pictures
Distributed by
  • Jaaz Multimedia
  • Avail Entertainment
  • Premiere Entertainment
  • Swapna Scarecrow
Release date
25 August 2023
  • Bengali
  • English
Budget ৳83 crore (US$7.7 million)


MR-9 follows the thrilling exploits of Masud Rana, codenamed MR 9, who serves as the most skilled spy in the Bangladesh Counter Intelligence (BCI). The film revolves around the high-stakes world of espionage and action as Masud Rana embarks on a dangerous mission.


  • ABM Sumon as Masud Rana
  • Sakshi Pradhan
  • Tariq Anam Khan
  • Sayeda Tithee Omni
  • Jessia Islam as Rupa
  • Alisha Islam
  • Irfan Sajjad
  • Michael Jai White
  • Matt Passmore
  • Frank Grillo
  • Sakshi Pradhan
  • Omi Vaidya
  • Jackie Siegel
  • Anisur Rahman Milon
  • Shahidul Alam Sachchu
  • Oleg Prudius
  • Niko Foster
  • Remy Grillo
  • The Great Khali


The character of Masud Rana holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Bangladesh, and director Asif Akbar has long cherished the dream of presenting this iconic character to a global audience. The film aims not only to showcase the intriguing world of Masud Rana but also to promote Bangladesh on the international stage in a unique and refreshing way.

Jaaz Multimedia acquired the rights to adapt Qazi Anwar Hussain’s novel “Dhongsho Pahar” for the silver screen. To select the perfect lead actor, a reality show titled “Who will be Masud Rana” aired on Channel i, though later, the main character was chosen through auditions. Ultimately, ABM Sumon was selected for the titular role, with the approval of Qazi Anwar Hussain himself.

The film’s production journey faced various challenges, including delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic and visa issues for the U.S. crew. However, despite the hurdles, the dedicated team successfully shot scenes in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Dhaka. Notably, MR-9 marks the debut of Remy Grillo, the son of Frank Grillo, in the film industry.


MR-9: Do or Die will hit the screens in both Bengali and English versions. Apart from its release in Bangladesh, the film will also be presented to Tollywood audiences. Premiere Entertainment took on the role of worldwide distributor after the film’s premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Initially planned for a June 29, 2023 release, the film encountered unforeseen circumstances leading to a slight delay. The eagerly anticipated film is now set to release on August 25, 2023, captivating audiences in both Bangladesh and North America with its gripping storyline and electrifying action sequences.

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MR-9: Do or Die can be whatched in thatre for now only and later it will be on Netflix.