Mission Mangal Movie Review: Akshay Kumar’s Mission To Mars Is Delectable
Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal is based on India’s Mars Orbiter Mission and while the film is a bit far from reality, it surely is entertaining. The film shows the difficulties and challenges faced by the scientists of ISRO to achieve this remarkable feat. India became the first country in the world to reach Mars in its very first attempt however, the journey wasn’t easy especially after the failure of GSLV Fat Boy. But our scientists made it happen on a shoe string budget of just Rs. 800 crore. Akshay Kumar is playing Rakesh Dhawan, a genius scientist, who has dedicated his whole life to ISRO. Akshay is a charmer and has lent his starpower to the movie. I feel that his character could have been written better but kudos to Akki for letting the ladies take the center stage. Vidya Balan has played Tara Shinde and it’s fun to watch her optimistic character fight each challenge with ease. Taapsee has acted well but she doesn’t have much to do in the movie. Sonakshi has played Eka Gandhi and she’s fantastic. She is a true livewire! Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menon too are good in their roles. Sharman Joshi has played a superstitious genius, much like his 3 Idiots character, and like always has delivered a great performance. Veteran actor HD Dattatreya is also in the movie and he tickles you with his special andaaz. Sanjay Kapoor has essayed the role of Vidya’s husband and he is a delight to watch. Dilip Tahil, Vikram Gokhale and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub have lent able support to the movie. Special effects are the USP of this film. Everything looks very realistic and the makers need to be applauded for that. Though we know how the film is going to end, it keeps you on the edge of your seat. You relate with the personal struggles of the female characters and the way they balance it all is beautiful. The movie's climax is filmy but what's fascinating is that it's not a figment of someone's imagination. But yes, the makers have taken a lot of cinematic liberties. Cinematography, CGI and VFX are top notch, background score is nice and the film entertains you thoroughly. It’s a feel good film and every Indian will feel proud after watching it.