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5 Things to Know About Mission Mangal Movie



Mission Mangal is based on the true story of Rakesh Dhawan and Tara Shinde; who lead a team of scientists and overcome challenges to make the Mangalyaan project; a grand success.

The task involves not just managing personal life; but also overcoming the scientific challenges which came along the way. These scientists became the masterminds behind the greatest mission in Indian history.

The launch of India’s first satellite to the planet Mars; helped the nation gain immense confidence and led to an exemplary achievement in the field of space and technology. The most noteworthy feature of this mission was the cost at which it was achieved.

The movie is a tale of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to achieve their biggest dream. To send a satellite to Mars and making it a grand success.

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5 Things to Know About Mission Mangal Movie

1. Mission Mangal Cast:

This movie features many film stars and is dedicated to portraying the challenges and the successes of the first Indian interplanetary expedition. The movie is based on true events of how this team of scientists; successfully launched the mars orbiter mission (Mangalyaan); making it the least expensive mission to Mars.

2. The Lead Characters of this Movie are:

  • Akshay Kumar: He portrays the character of Rakesh Dhawan; who is the project director of Mission Mangal.
  • Vidya Balan: She plays the character of Tara Shinde who leads the team of motley scientists.
  • Sonakshi Sinha: She portrays the character of propulsion engineer Eka Gandhi
  • Taapse Pannu: She portrays the character of navigation and communication scientist; Kritika Agarwal
  • Kriti Kulhari: She plays the character of satellite autonomy specialist; Neha Siddiqui.
  • Nithya Menon: Plays the character of lightweight satellite designer; Varsha Pillai.

3. Mission Mangal Budget:

The film was shot in 32 days with a budget of just Rs 32 crores. The movie revolves around the lives of 5 main woman characters; who selflessly contributed to the field of science and technology.

This real-life story is of the ISRO mission to send a satellite to Mars.  The mission was pulled off at a cost of just Rs 450 Crores. This is much lower than the budget of blockbuster movies like Avengers, Gravity or Interstellar.

4. Mission Mangal Real Story:

The movie Mission Mangal; is a tribute to the team of scientists; who were the brains behind one of the greatest missions in Indian history.

The movie showcases how these women overcame personal struggles and scientific challenges to make this mission a resounding success. The movie is based on the contribution of 5 women; who helped launch the first Indian satellite to the Martian orbit.

In an interview, ISRO chairman Dr K Shivan; explained the nature of space and interplanetary missions. He explained how simplifying the system by miniaturizing complex systems, strict quality control and maximizing product output; makes these missions cost effective and successful. A strict vigilance is exercised at each stage of spacecraft development; minimizing wastage and other expenses.

5. Mission Mangal Box Office:

This movie is considered to be the highest Akshay Kumar opener and had grossed Rs 27 crores on the first day of the release. The film did well in city multiplexes due to the star cast and also word of mouth. The collections were also influenced by the Independence Day holiday; followed by Raksha Bandhan holiday.

Mission Mangal Reviews:

The movie received average reviews from critics. However, the movie-goers have praised the movie and called it a complete family entertainer package.

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