After 11 days of its box office run, Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan starrer Mission Mangal has surpassed the Rs 150 crore mark. The Jagan Shakti directorial has collected Rs 164.61 crore so far. It earned Rs 15.30 crore on Sunday.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the film’s box office figures on Twitter. He wrote, “#MissionMangal is displaying strong legs at the BO… Continues to surprise with solid trending on [second] Sat and Sun… No action / commercial trappings, yet the numbers are truly outstanding… [Week 2] Fri 7.83 cr, Sat 13.32 cr, Sun 15.30 cr. Total: ₹ 164.61 cr. India biz.”
Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, HG Dattatreya, Vikram Gokhale and Sonakshi Sinha play pivotal roles in Mission Mangal.
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film 2.5 stars in her review. Shubhra 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.”