Film is based on true events of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which successfully launched the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), making it the least expensive mission to Mars.
• Terrific plot.
• Akshay Kumar is superb as an isro scientist which is well supported by Vidya Balan. She delivered a good performance considering the fact that she is no more herione material due to her physical stature. Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha & others too, have acted well.
• Film has plenty of light entertaining moments through out.
• The scenes emotionally connect leaving you with all patriotic feelings.
• In his debut, director Jagan Shakti has done a fabulous job!
• Story (Jagan Shakti), screenplay (Nidhi Singh Dharma & Saketh Kondiparthi) & dialogues (R. Balki & Jagan Shakti) are extraordinarily impressive.
• Photography (Ravi Varman) is eye pleasing & of high standard. Film is fast paced, specially in the first half. Full credit to editor Chandan Arora for crisp editing.
• Hit number (Amit Trivedi) is missing.
• Subject (Mission Mangal) being technical in nature, is handled like a child’s play. Mangal yaan is treated like a toy on its way to mars.
• More than 30% of the dialogues are in English which is the biggest draw back. Hence, collection in single screens are likely to be affected.
Rating: 4 Stars