MSG: The Messenger (also known as MSG: The Messenger of God) is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language faith-based film written by and starring religious leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in his film debut. He is also credited as co-director, co-cinematographer, co-editor, songwriter and stuntman. The film was released worldwide on 13 February 2015. It follows a spiritual leader, played by Singh and largely based on himself, on a quest to eradicate drugs and gender-related issues.
MSG: The Messenger received largely negative reviews from critics, who accused it of being a propaganda film promoting Singh’s teachings, while also severely criticising its quality. It was also controversial for being allegedly insulting towards Sikhs. Box office estimates indicated that the film grossed approximately ₹16.65 crore (US$2.3 million) on a budget of ₹30 crore (US$4.2 million), although the producers claimed ₹126 crore (US$18 million) It was followed the same year by a direct sequel, MSG-2 The Messenger, and later by two more instalments, The Warrior Lion Heart and Hind Ka Napak Ko Jawab, with Singh similarly involved in all of them.
Guruji is a spiritual leader who has a huge follower base. He has accepted the challenge of eradicating social evils including drugs and gender-related issues that have been prevailing in the society. Those with vested interests and apathetic towards the welfare of the society are now disturbed as there’s someone who has taken control of the situation. They conspire to kill him.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh as Guruji
Daniel Kaleb as Jalebi Bai
Flora Saini as Muskan
Jayshree Soni as Kasam
Olexandra Semen as Alice
Gaurav Gera as Bhondu
Jay Singh Rajpoot as Jet Bhai
Himanshu Tiwari as Tiwari Don
Raju Pandit as Khurana