Starcast: Akshay Kumar – Rakesh Dhawan
Vidya Balan – Tara Shinde
Sonakshi Sinha as Eka Gandhi
Taapsee Pannu as Kritika Aggarwal
Nithya Menen as Varsha Pillai
Kirti Kulhari as Neha Siddiqui
Sharman Joshi as Parmeshwar Naidu
Story And Dialogues: Mission Mangal is based on India’s Mars mission Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) also known as Mangalyaan, that was successfully launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The film talks about how India has successfully landed our satellite on Mars in its maiden attempt, which no country has able to do son. Rakesh got the Mars Mission project which he seems as impossible task after the failure of Chandrayaan 2 in early attempts and Tara guides him that Marsh mission will be successful if they follow certain ideas. Rakesh able to convince the ISRO chairman for the mission and this is how the film follows. All the other actors are a part of Mars Mission team, and they come together to achieve this dream.
There are only few dialogues in this movie but they are worth applauding. The single liners punch line will definitely make you laugh. A big dialogue when Akshay takes APJ Abdul Kalam’s name and convince the director was a great one. The film has been written well by the makers. There is also an emotional monologue in the film when Vidya Questions everyone in the Mars mission team that what made them to become a space scientist!
Production: A lot of money has been spent on the production of this film which also includes VFX. The production design of ISRO set is commendable. The missile and satellite has been made beautifully with the help of VFX. The makers has given serious thought about the small-small things in this film.
Music, Cinematography And Editing:
Amit Trivedi and Tanishq Bagchi music in this film forgettable. The background score was something that deserves an applause. The Cinematography work by Ravi Varman was brilliant, especially when he introduces every character one by one. The editing of this movie is good enough but it could have been much more tighter. There was no need of a song especially Dil Mein Mars Hai in this film.
1st time director in Bollywood, Jagan Shakti made a wonderful movie. He told the story is a very positive way and it looks soothing in every frame. His research to make this movie needs to be applauded. He made sure to teach us something as difficult as space in simple way.
Ratings: 70 Percent (Distinction)/ Out of 100 Marks