" The Sky is not the Limit " AkshayKumar's " Mission Mangal " Movie Review.

Mission Mangal (transl. Mission Mars) is an  Indian Hindi-language science fiction  drama film directed by Jagan Shakti and jointly produced by Akshay Kumar, R. Balki, Aruna Bhatia, and Anil Naidu. 

Based on the story of scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission, which marked India's first interplanetary expedition.

Akshay Kumar as Rakesh Dhawan,
Vidya Balan as Tara Shinde, Sonakshi Sinha as Eka Gandhi
Taapsee Pannu as Kritika Aggarwal,
Nithya Menen as Varsha Gowda,
Kirti Kulhari as Neha Siddiqui,
Sharman Joshi as Parmeshwar Naidu ,H. G. Dattatreya as Ananth Iyer .

Mission Mars is a fictionalized version of the events of 2013-14 when India (ISRO) successfully pulled off the Mars Orbit Mission becoming the first country to get a satellite to Mars in its first attempt. And this at a project cost, which was a fraction of what America (NASA) spent on its Maven orbiter to Mars.

Of the characters, Rakesh Dhawan, the male lead of the film is surprisingly one-note his sole virtue being singing old Hindi songs to suit the occasion or bringing in a touch of humour in the most tense situations.  

Balancing her domestic life with an old-fashioned husband and demanding kids with an equally punishing professional life- this could be the story of every modern working woman. Despite its creative shortcomings, director Jagan Shakti makes the film evoke patriotic fervor in the audience.

Rating : 3.5 / 5.

Saleem P.Chacko.

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