Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal has earned Rs 149.31 crore so far. The film earned Rs 13.32 crore on Saturday. It is expected to only grow on Sunday before tapering off in the weekdays.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted the film’s figures on Twitter. He wrote, “#MissionMangal continues its dream run… Numbers zoom upwards on [second] Sat, with #Janmashtami festivities giving its biz that extra push… Will emerge fourth highest grossing film of 2019 today [Sun]… [Week 2] Fri 7.83 cr, Sat 13.32 cr. Total: ₹ 149.31 cr. India biz.”
In another tweet, Adarsh wrote, “Top 10… Highest grossing #Hindi films… 2019 releases…
Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, HG Dattatreya, Vikram Gokhale and Sonakshi Sinha play supporting roles in this Jagan Shakti directorial. The film fictionalises the events surrounding India’s Mars Orbiter Mission launched in 2013.
Mission Mangal has received positive reviews. The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film 2.5 stars in her review. She wrote, “The human interactions are the best part of the film. The downer is the science bits, clearly crafted for dummies. And it doesn’t help that the computer-graphics feel a tad tacky: after years of watching stunning space visuals in Hollywood films, the scenes here seem sub-par. But the clunkiness sort of fits too: our early space agers, Vikram Sarabhai and Abdul Kalam carried their instruments on the back of bullock-carts.”
She added, “Too much polish would maybe have been out of place, especially when you have a top-flight scientist conjure up the winning idea of using less fuel for the Mangal yaan by watching ‘pooris’ fluffing up even when the gas is switched off.”