Mission Mangal is coming this Independence Day along with Batla House. The film chronicles the journey of the ISRO scientists who made mission Mangalyaan possible with so many constraints in a fictional way. The film stars Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan in lead roles. Actresses like Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari and Sonakshi Sinha join the team as the women scientists in the mission.

What is it about

The film is a fictionalised tribute to the team of ISRO that made mission Mangalyaan a success with limited budget and resources. Akshay Kumar plays the mission director Rakesh Dhawan while Vidya Balan is the project director, Tara Shinde. The film gives a glimpse into the lives of the core women team that made use of their common sense to accomplish such a project. Mangalyaan was a huge success for ISRO after the failure of GSLV.

What is hot

Mission Mangal’s prime strength lies in the crisp narrative and superlative performances. Vidya Balan is absolutely brilliant throughout the film whether she is talking of a power beyond science or when she tells her husband that as a mom she is equally clued in as she is as a scientist. Akshay Kumar delivers the good and has the best one-liners. Dalip Tahil as the cynical top boss is terrific. Sonakshi Sinha nails her role as the ambitious Eka Gandhi. She is fab. Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen are in top form as well. Chandan Arora has edited the film in a fine manner. Jagan Shakti has made a good solid debut as a director whether it is in extracting the emotions or creating the buildup for the climax. The background score of the film and some whistle worthy dialogues are extra highlights.

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