Movie Review


True events surrounding us leave us fascinating. If we connect them watching on TV or by reading in Newspapers then just imagine how would it be to experience those achievements on silver screen. Mission Mangal showcases a Glorious Chapter from Indian Space Commission which will leave you with Goosebumps. The film makes you feel proud on ISRO because Mangalyaan Mission was blended by so much of struggle, hard work, financial crisis and natural disasters yet successfully achieved by ISRO in the very First Attempt.

The story begins with ISRO’s failure of GSLV and then starts rolling around Mission Mars. Rakesh Dhawan (Akshay Kumar) and Tara Shinde (Vidya Balan) are experienced and dedicated scientists in ISRO who always want India to achieve high feat in Space research field. After the failure of GSLV Rakesh and Tara unite for Mission Mars and they make a core Team of Junior Scientists Eka Gandhi (Sonakshi Sinha), Kritika Agarwal (Taapsee Pannu), Varsha Pillai (Nithya Menen), Neha Siddiqui (Kirti Kulhari), Sharman Joshi (Parmeshwar Naidu) and Ananth Iyer (HG Dattatreya). A misfit and unenthusiastic team gets boosted by Tara’s desire to reach Mars and then everyone from the team gives out thier Soules for the project. After so much of hard work, time, dedication, techniques and weather difficulties the Mission is Accomplished and admired by the Globe. This Fantastic script is blessed by Powerful performances of Vidya Balan and Akshay Kumar. Rest members of cast have less to do but does what they could do best. Screenplay in the 1st half is Highly Engaging that you don’t even realise when an hour is passed. 2nd half starts slowly but then has enough enjoyable part towards the end. Music is a let down and irritating, that Mission Mangalam Song is total Disastrous attempt. There was no need of this kind of Spoofy song in Technically advanced Film. Cinematography is decent, but Rocket Laughing scenes will give you jitters. The other reason for that is Background Music.

Director Jagan Shakti and Creative Director R Balki tries to pull off a fresh theme in Bollywood in same old way. Although it works on major prospects, some mistakes are there too. That typical dramatic portion at the end looks unrealistic while we were expecting some realistic and fascinating stuff. Even though a theory of Mission was difficult to execute on screen without fictitious changes, those dramatic goofs can be forgiven because the overall impact doesn’t let you down. Mission Mangal deserves your watch especially when it comes to Independence Day release, and it also has that Untold Global Phenomena achieved by ISRO. Claps and applaud won’t Stop when you leave theatres.

RATING- 6.5/10*

Review By :- Sameer Ahire.

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