Jagan Shakti’s Mission Mangal is based on ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) which is famously known as Mangalyaan. It was launched in 2013 and was a successful mission. Narrating this story based on a real-life mission was surely not an easy task. But Shakti comes up with a film that leaves an impact.
It was all over in the news that how successfully India has completed that their mission to reach Mars and that also in their first attempt. Director Jagan Shakti and his team of writers, R. Balki, Nidhi Singh Dharma, and Saketh Kondiparthi have transformed this inspiring story wonderfully into a film.
The first half of the film is a decent watch, but it is the second half that takes the film to a higher level. There are some scenes that will make you laugh out loud and there are scenes that will make you applaud while watching the movie. A scene that deserves a special mention is when the actresses show off some action in a Metro train. Yes, just imagine a movie starring Akshay Kumar and not the actor, but the actresses are actually beating up the bad guys.
When we watch a movie like Mission Mangal, we know what’s going to happen and what will be the climax. But here though we know what’s going to happen, it still makes us excited to watch it on the big screen. The last 30 minutes of the film are the highlight. Also, the VFX in the film is fantastic.
When we talk about actors, it is Vidya Balan who steals the show. Her last Bollywood release was Tumhari Sulu (17th November 2017) and we get to see her on the big screen after a gap of more than one and a half year, but the wait turns out to be worth. She is simply excellent. Akshay Kumar is amazing in his role. Taapsee Pannu and Sonakshi Sinha get their scenes to shine. It feels so good to see Sharman Joshi on the big screen in such a good film and he has performed very well. He has been given some of the best one-liners. H.G. Dattatreya is very good in his part.
The only thing that disappoints in the film is that Nithya Menen and Kirti Kulhari are wasted. Both the actress are very talented, but they don’t have good scenes to shine.
Coming to music, we just have to say one thing, Dil Mein Mars Hai…
Overall, Mission Mangal is an entertaining, engaging and informative film. It is a perfect tribute to the scientists of India especially all the women scientists.
P.S. There is also Sanjay Kapoor in the film and it is a treat to watch him dance on the song Akhiyaan Milaoon Kabhi.