Mission Mangal releases today, Backed by R Balki, the space drama stars Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menon and Sharman Joshi. It narrates the story of the scientists of Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyan.
The team of this Jagan Shakti directorial has been on a promotional spree from a long time and they have managed to generate a positive buzz around the film. Trade analysts have predicted a phenomenal start for Mission Mangal. Girish Johar believes the space drama will give Khiladi Kumar the biggest opening of his career with a collection of around Rs 23-25 crore on day one.
Akshay Kumar had earlier urged parents to take their children to watch Mission Mangal. He had said, “Mission Mangal is a film on science. I am very proud that we have made the first film on the achievement of Indian space science. Please take your children to watch the film. It is a very inspiring film. We have shown home science theories like the hot oil while frying puris or the slingshot theory, it is all true. This mission was possible because of the home science theories.”
However, Mission Mangal will face a box office clash with Nikkhil Advani directorial Batla House, starring John Abraham, and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Follow all the latest updates about Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal.
'Enjoyed this movie'
"This movie literally gave me goosebumps!! Enjoyed this movie! Kudos to the team of Mission Mangal! #MissionMangal @vidya_balan @taapsee @sonakshisinha @MenenNithya @TheSharmanJoshi @IamKirtiKulhari, " tweeted @_pradyusha_.
'Mission Mangal will be biggest blockbuster of this year for sure'
@SandeepBorse14 tweeted, "I have clapped first time while watching any movie #MissionMangal will be biggest blockbuster of this year for sure #Copythat wow fantastic @akshaykumar @vidya_balan @taapsee @TheSharmanJoshi @sonakshisinha #JaganShakti @IamKirtiKulhari @MenenNithya."
'Really really fantastic'
Joginder Tuteja tweeted, "#MissionMangal and #BatlaHouse - Both films are like really really really fantastic. As a movie buff, mazaa aa gaya, and more so because dono films mere zone ki hain - I love drama and thrills!! I can actually go on and on, so very excited. Araam se dobaara dekh sakta hoon 😊😊."
'A film which gives goosebumps'
"A film which gives goosebumps and tears of proudness by walking out. All were at their best and brilliance. #MissionMangal and the team. @akshaykumar sir ❤ @taapsee at her best @sonakshisinha one of her best @vidya_balan ❤ @IamKirtiKulhari beautiful, " tweeted @staimurr.
'So difficult to engagingly tell a story that’s already known'
Atul Kasbekar tweeted, "Watched #MissionMangal last night. Lovely film. So difficult to engagingly tell a story that’s already known. Due credit to director #JaganShakti. Well done @vidya_balan @taapsee @sonakshisinha #nityamenen @IamKirtiKulhari @akshaykumar. All all those at @isro I salute u 🇮🇳👊🏽🙏🏽."
'Mission Mangal ke liye shubhkamnayein'
Director Anil Sharma tweeted, "#MissionMangal ke liye shubhkamnayein.. @akshaykumar @vidya_balan @taapsee @foxstarhindi n entire team."
'May this be the biggest blockbuster'
Actor R Madhavan tweeted, "Wish the entire team of Mission Mangal all the very best and a HUGE BLOCKBUSTER .. for all your sake and MINE ..🚀🚀🙏🙏🙏😄😄😄😄😄... May this be the biggest blockbuster for all of you yet. @akshaykumar @vidya_balan."
'Just right film for an Independence Day release'
Komal Nahta tweeted, "An absolute gem of a film, just right for an Independence Day release! That’s ‘Mission Mangal’ for you. Could easily prove to be Akshay Kumar’s biggest solo grosser so far!"
Akshay Kumar shares a version of "Tota Udd" to celebrate 50 years of ISRO
We have all grown up playing Tota Udd Chidiya Udd. This simple game made us look towards the sky. Here’s our version of #TotaUdd to celebrate 50yrs of @isro https://t.co/XKl6h4LgIa@vidya_balan @taapsee @sonakshisinha @MenenNithya @TheSharmanJoshi@IamKirtiKulhari @Jaganshakti— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 15, 2019
Mission Mangal to make Rs 30 crore on opening day?
BOX OFFICE INDIA wrote on their Twitter account, #MissionMangal starts with 65% occupancy all over india.. 30 cr on cards.."
Karanvir Bohra shares his best wishes
Karanvir Bohra tweeted, "All the best @akshaykumar and team for #missionmangal. #HappyIndependenceDay and a great #boxofficeroar from you guys 🤗."
Mission Mangal actor Vidya Balan on her character Tara Shinde
In an interview with indianexpress.com, Vidya Balan shared, "Tara Shinde is not a superwoman. It is we who have these expectations from ourselves. Then there are familial and societal expectations that it is okay that you are going outside and working, but you have to handle everything at home at the end. Which is why, if you have seen Tumhari Sulu, when the boy steals the mobile phone, and the father scolds him, the mother is asked what she was doing when the son turned out to be like this. It is almost as if he is absolving himself of the responsibility of raising his child. Even when we have jobs, we feel that our family and house is our sole responsibility. I am saying that cannot be the case anymore. Working mothers go through so much guilt because they are trying so hard to be at work and be there at home at the same time. Why put ourselves through so much pressure? We are only human beings. We don’t have multiple hands and legs."
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'Mission Mangal is just the kind of film you want to watch with your family'
Murtaza Ali Khan tweeted, "#MissionMangal is just the kind of a film you want to watch with your family this #IndependenceDay...every child must watch it to learn to dream and every grown up must watch it to reignite their forgotten dreams... above all, the film is a casting marvel...full review coming up!"
'Such a blockbuster movie it is'
"Watched #MissionMangalF-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ After the screening I will definitely say @akshaykumar is the Best Actor Of Bollywood. Such a blockbuster movie it is. Everyone should watch this film in theatre #MissionMangalReview," tweeted @djaayou.
'It makes you laugh, cry, smile while educating about the proud achievement of our country'
Himesh Mankad tweeted, "#MissionMangal is a wholesome entertainer that reaches out to the least common denominator of India. It makes you laugh, cry, smile while educating about the proud achievement of our country. A SURE SHOT WINNER in ALL ASPECTS!⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars!"
'Film Superhit, patriotic feeling, funny moments'
"#MissionMangal A Must Watch! Film Superhit, Patriotic Feeling, Funny Moments, Real Story & Entertain Audience. Brilliant Performance by @akshaykumar, @taapsee, @vidya_balan, @sonakshisinha, @IamKirtiKulhari, @MenenNithya. Direction & screen play -Well Made Film. My Rating.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐," tweeted @CharulDuggal.
'May you guys soar at the box office'
Nikkhil Advani tweeted earlier, "All the best @akshaykumar @vidya_balan @sonakshisinha @taapsee #Balki and #jaganshakti May you guys soar at the box office. #MissionMangal."
'The nuanced authenticity of acting does justice to all our ISRO superheroes'
Varun Jhaveri tweeted, "#MissionMangal: Terrific movie, must watch!! The nuanced authenticity of acting does justice with all our ISRO superheroes. Last 25 mins is guaranteed goosebumps! @akshaykumar @taapsee @sonakshisinha @KirtiKulhari."
'Trumps in all departments : acting, emotions, visually fantastic'
"#MissionMangal in 3 words,what a film! Trumps in all departments : acting, emotions, visually fantastic. Finally a film which matches the climax of #Airlift for me. The last 20 mins are nail-biting, so when @akshaykumar says ‘Saari duniya se kaho, copy that!’ It resonates & how!, " tweeted@shilpa_lakhani.
'Mission Mangal starts with HUGE 65% occupancy'
Sumit Kadel shared via his Twitter account, "#MissionMangal starts with HUGE 65% occupancy across India."
Mission Mangal: Our verdict
Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film two and a half stars and wrote in her Mission Mangal review, "It leaves a smile on the face. And you do feel a swell of pride as the ‘yaan’ comes into view and settles successfully in orbit. Despite the over-arching presence of the latter-day Mr India, ‘sab mangal hai’."
'Thankfully, makers don't overburden us with heavy scientific lingo'
Journalist Rishabh Suri tweeted, "Just watched #MissionMangal . @vidya_balan is in a territory she is familiar with, and nails it. @akshaykumar is a pro at such subjects. Thankfully, makers don't overburden us with heavy scientific lingo, and the special effects are top-notch! @taapsee- switch off and on 😉."
Indianexpress.com's Mimansa Shekhar gives a quick review of the film
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'Must watch for every Indian'
Bhawana Somaaya tweeted, "Shabashiyaan to #MissionMangal team for a mindblowing film. You have made 15 August 2019 all the more special. Must watch for every Indian book your tickets now @akshaykumar @vidya_balan @sonakshisinha @IamKirtiKulhari @TheSharmanJoshi @taapsee."
Mission Mangal to have a great start?
Joginder Tuteja tweeted, "Exclusive - #MissionMangal could well go on to hit the 30 crores mark on Thursday. 💫💥🎉Yes, you read it here first!."
'Mission Mangal fills your chest with immense pride'
Tanuj Garg wrote on his Twitter account, "#MissionMangal is a simple film with a big heart. It fills your chest with immense pride, particularly in the second half. I walked out with a moist eye. Big, big salute, @isro ! And Happy #IndependenceDay, #India! Your women and your scientists ROCK! #MissionMangalReview."
'It’s a film we are all extremely proud of'
Akshay Kumar tweeted on Wednesday night, "Ended the #MissionMangal journey with a special screening with these lovely ladies in Delhi last night, missed the loveliest @vidya_balan. I’m sure I can say this on behalf of all of us...it’s a film we are all extremely proud of ❤ Now over to you guys."
'What a brilliant movie'
Warda S Nadiadwala shared on Twitter, "What a brilliant movie #MissionMangal @akshaykumar love it all my fav in one movie @vidya_balan @sonakshisinha @taapsee and the entire cast kudos take a bow"
'Mission Mangal is full of fantastic performances'
Bhumi Pednekar posted on Twitter, "#MissionMangal is a celebration of India’ space missions, talent & brilliance. Full of fantastic performances @akshaykumar sir @vidya_balan maam @taapsee bebe @sonakshisinha @MenenNithya @IamKirtiKulhari. So inspired and moved #jaihind."