Mission Mangal Movie Review, Release Date, Star Cast, Story

Mission Mangal Movie Review, Release Date, Star Cast, Story

Mission Mangal Movie Release Date:

15th August, 2019

Mission Mangal Star Cast:

Akshay Kumar as Rakesh Dhawan

Vidya Balan as Tara Shinde

Taapsee Pannu as Kritika Aggarwal

Sonakshi Sinha as Ekta Gandhi

Nithya Menen as Varsha Pillai

Sharman Joshi as Parmeshwar Naidu

H.G. Dattatreya as Ananth Iyer

Kirti Kulhari as Neha Siddiqui

Vikram Gokhale as Director of ISRO

Dalip Tahil as Rupert Desai

Mission Mangal Movie Review:

Just like Eid is synonymous with the release of Salman Khan, the Independence Day holiday is not complete without an Akshay Kumar starrer. From 2013 to 2018, except for 2014, they have been released during this beneficial weekend. 2019 is no exception and this time, he is out with Mission Mangal, based on an important chapter in the history of India. The mood of the film is also fine, considering that just last month, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched Chandrayaan-2 towards the moon. Mission Mangal has all the qualities of a blockbuster. So does it turn out to be as exciting and entertaining as expected? Or does the content fail to entice? Let’s analyze.

Mission Mangal is the incredible true story behind India’s Mars mission. The film begins in 2010. At the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), a space mission under Rakesh Dhawan (Akshay Kumar) fails after an error in judgment by the team of Tara Shinde (Vidya Balan). As a sentencing posting, he has been asked to handle India’s Mars programme, which is not expected to start anytime soon. A few days later, Tara is cooking puris at her house and has a Eureka moment. She realizes that through innovative methods, they can try to get our satellite to Mars in just two years. She informs Rakesh about the plan and he realizes that this is a golden opportunity. Rakesh approaches his superior (Vikram Gokhale) for approval who finds the idea unforgivable. Also Rupert Desai (Dalip Tahil), who came from NASA to join ISRO, also thinks that Rakesh’s idea is ridiculous. Rakesh however manages to persuade and starts working. He asks for the best people from ISRO for this project. However, he is inexperienced like Kritika Agarwal (Taapsee Pannu), Eka Gandhi (Sonakshi Sinha), Varsha Gowda (Nithya Menon), Neha Siddiqui (Kirti Kulhari) and Parameshwara Naidu (Sharman Joshi) and a very senior employee Ananth Iyer (H G Dattatreya). Allies are given. ) What happens next becomes the rest of the film.

The story of Jagan Shakti is fantastic and very challenging too. It is not easy to pen a mainstream film with such a plot. Also, not many people are aware of what went behind the creation of India’s Mars mission. So it will be exciting for them to watch the whole journey. Also there are so many twists and turns in the plot that one cannot believe that some points of the plot are actually true events. The screenplay by R Balki, Jagan Shakti, Nidhi Singh Dharam and Saket Kondipati not only simplifies the proceedings but also broadens it. The screenplay blends science and entertainment effortlessly. The moves of the film are very easy to understand. The dialogues of R Balki, Jagan Shakti, Nidhi Singh Dharma and Saket Kondipati are impressive and fun.

Jagan Shakti’s direction is brilliant for the first time. He had a winning script in hand and he takes it to another level with his execution. The film also has subplots of each of the main characters and even these are very well woven into the story. And through these tracks also the makers have made some important comments about religion, upbringing, marriage, religious prejudice etc. and all of them have a huge contribution to the film.

Mission Mangal started off beautifully with Tara efficiently driving home the day ISRO had an important launch. Rakesh’s entry and the confrontation scene when he is offered a Mangal program is interesting as well as entertaining. It also makes it clear that the film will not be serious and will continue to be a part of entertainment. The rest of the team is introduced in a quick but interesting montage-like sequences and it adds a lot to the film. The first half goes fast without any complaints. The second half is long and the opening parts are where the film falls. Plus seeing the team renovating their workstation at a time when they’re running against times is a bit much. Thankfully the film picks up pace soon. The best is clearly reserved for the finale. Here the team has to face many hurdles and this makes the film even more entertaining. The ending deserves applause.

Mission Mangal has been adorned with some of the best performances. Akshay Kumar is in excellent form. He gets to play such a wonderful character and gets into his character. And that’s pretty much the whole movie! The way his character rarely gets serious and keeps serious discussions light and funny is to be believed. One of the greatest scenes in the film is when he makes a fictional call to none other than APJ Abdul Kalam. Vidya Balan dominates in the first half and suits her character to T. It’s also commendable that she doesn’t mind playing the role of a teen mother. Sonakshi Sinha is lovely and shines. It’s great to see how she makes an impact in a supporting role. Taapsee Pannu is also very skilled and gives her best in the climax. Nithya Menon’s role is small but it is off to a great start. Kirti Kulhari manages to score and many will be able to relate to her character’s struggles. Sharman Joshi is witty and will surely make the audience laugh. H G Dattatreya is adorable and the scene where he teaches a lesson to Keerti’s ex-husband is great! Dalip Tahil is apt as a pessimist. Sanjay Kapoor (Sunil Shinde) is the surprise of the film. He gives a good performance and after the gap he moves into another mode which will be greeted with whistles in theatres! Purab Kohli (Vivek) and Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub (Sage) gives competent support. Rohan Joshi (Dilip Shinde) as Vidya Balan’s son is hilarious and even likable. Kashmera Pardeshi (Anya Shinde) gets no scope. Vikram Gokhale is decent. Others are also good in their respective parts.

Amit Trivedi’s music ties in nicely with the proceedings. ‘Dil Mein Mars Hai’ is entertaining and engaging. ‘Shabashiyan’ is played at a crucial juncture. Amit Trivedi’s background score is catchy.

S Ravi Varman’s cinematography is quite simple and has an impact on the big screen. Sandeep Rawde’s production design is commendable as it is straight out of life. Debashish Mishra’s sound design is as real as it gets. Sham Kaushal’s action in the action scene alone inside Metro is good. The VFX of Famulus Media and Entertainment is top class without which the long climax would not have worked so well. Thia Tekchandane’s costumes are flashy yet not overly glamorous. Kirti Kolvankar and Maria Tharakan’s costumes for Vidya Balan are authentic. Chandan Arora’s editing is perfect as the film neither moves too fast nor drags.

Overall, Mission Mangal is patriotic in its spirit as well as engaging and entertaining. At the box office, it will be whole-heartedly accepted by the audience and has the potential to emerge as Akshay Kumar’s highest-grossing film of all time!

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