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Mission Mangal (transl. Mission Mars) is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Jagan Shakti and jointly produced by Cape of Good Films, Hope Productions, Fox Star Studios, Aruna Bhatia, and Anil Naidu. The film stars an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, H. G. Dattatreya, Vikram Gokhale and Sonakshi Sinha. It loosely follows the scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission, India's first interplanetary expedition.

Mission Mangal
Mission Mangal.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJagan Shakti
Produced by
  • Cape of Good Films
  • Hope Productions
  • Fox Star Studios
  • Aruna Bhatia
  • Anil Naidu
Written by
  • R. Balki
  • Jagan Shakti
  • Nidhi Singh Dharma
  • Saketh Kondiparthi
Story byJagan Shakti
Starring
Music by
CinematographyRavi Varman
Edited byChandan Arora
Production
company
Distributed byFox Star Studios
Release date
  • 15 August 2019 (2019-08-15)[1]
Running time
127 minutes[2]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget32 crore[3][4]
Box officeest. 124.88 crore[5][6]

Mission Mangal was announced in November 2018. Shakti, who worked as associate director on Pad Man (2018), pitched the script to Kumar. Principal photography for the film began in November 2018. The film's soundtrack was composed by Amit Trivedi and Tanishk Bagchi with lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Bagchi, and released under the banner Zee Music Company. Mission Mangal was theatrically released in India on 15 August 2019, India's Independence Day. It received positive reviews from critics, and has earned 124.88 crore worldwide.

Contents

Premise

Mission Mangal is a semi-biographical account of the Indian Space Research Organisation scientists who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission, India's first interplanetary expedition.[7]

Cast

Production

On 5 November 2018, to coincide with 5 November 2013, the day the Mars Orbiter Mission was launched, Mission Mangal was announced. Principal photography for the film began later in mid-November.[9][10] In early February, Pannu finished her schedule of shooting.[11] Shakthi initially had Mohanlal and Sridevi in mind for the roles played by Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan. Shakthi pitched the idea to Kumar while working as an associate director to R. Balki in Kumar's Pad Man.[12]

In November 2018, a copyright infringement lawsuit was filed against the makers of the film by the filmmaker Radha Bharadwaj.[13]

Soundtrack

Mission Mangal
Soundtrack album by
Recorded2018-2019
StudioA T Studios
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LanguageHindi
LabelZee Music Company
ProducerAmit Trivedi

The music of the film is composed by Amit Trivedi and Tanishk Bagchi while lyrics are by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Tanishk Bagchi.

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Dil Mein Mars Hai"Benny Dayal, Vibha Saraf3:05
2."Shaabaashiyaan"Shilpa Rao, Anand Bhaskar, Abhijeet Srivastava4:40
3."Tota Udd" (Music and Lyrics by Tanishk Bagchi)Raja Hasan, Romi2:47

Marketing and release

On 4 July 2019, Kumar unveiled the first look poster of the film.[14] The official teaser of the film was released on 9 July 2019 by Fox Star Studios.[15] The first official trailer of the film was released on 18 July 2019 by Fox Star Studios.[16]The second official trailer of the film was released on 8 August 2019 by Fox Star Studios.[17]

The film was released in India on 15 August 2019, along with Batla House, on the occasion of India's Independence Day.[18]

Reception

Critical response

Mission Mangal received generally positive reviews from critics.[19]

Box office

On its first day of release, Mission Mangal earned 29.16 crore nett in India to become the second highest-opening for a Bollywood film in 2019, and Kumar's highest opening ever.[20] It recorded collections of 16.75-17 crore on the second day, outperforming in the regions of Mumbai, Mysore and West Bengal.[4][21] On its third day of release, a Saturday, the film collected 23.5 crore nett.[22]

As of 18 August 2019, with a gross of 114.78 crore in India and 10.10 crore overseas, the film has earned 124.88 crore worldwide.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ "Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal slated to release on Independence day 2019". Hindustan Times. 13 November 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ "MISSION MANGAL (2019)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  3. ^ Kapoor, Chetna (10 August 2019). "'Mission Mangal' team with Arnab Goswami: Film's magic number budget revealed, Akshay Kumar says Rajinikanth's 2.0 cost more than Mangalyaan". Republic TV. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b Singh, Harminder (16 August 2019). "Mission Mangal Is A Huge Winner". Box Office India. Retrieved 16 August 2019. The film was a quickie made in no time and shot for around 30 days and at a production cost of just 32 crore (without Akshay Kumar and P&A)...
  5. ^ a b "Mission Mangal Box Office". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Bollywood Top Grossers Worldwide Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal will star Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Sonakshi Sinha, Manish Borundia". Hindustan Times. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Sanjay Kapoor to play Vidya Balan's husband in 'Mission Mangal'". The Times of India. 14 November 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  9. ^ "'Mission Mangal': Akshay Kumar reveals the star cast of his film'". The Times of India. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan kick off Mission Mangal". Mumbai Mirror. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Tapsee Pannu wraps up shoot for Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal, reveals her look with new pic. See it here". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  12. ^ Raman, Sruthi Ganapathy (24 July 2019). "'Mission Mangal' film about 'ordinary people setting out to do extraordinary things', says director". Scroll.in. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  13. ^ Basu, Mohar (22 November 2018). "US-Based Filmmaker Files Lawsuit To Halt Vidya Balan Starrer Mission Mangal's Production". Mid Day. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  14. ^ "'Mission Mangal': Akshay Kumar unveils the first poster of the film". The Times of India. 4 July 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Mission Mangal - Akshay - Vidya - Sonakshi - Taapsee - Sharman - Dir: Jagan Shakti - 15th August". YouTube. Fox Star Studios. 9 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Mission Mangal - Akshay - Vidya - Sonakshi - Taapsee - Sharman - Dir: Jagan Shakti - 15th August". YouTube. Fox Star Studios. 18 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Mission Mangal - New Official Trailer - Akshay, Vidya, Sonakshi, Taapsee, Dir: Jagan Shakti". YouTube. Fox Star Studios. 8 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Mission Mangal". The Times of India. 8 August 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  19. ^ "Mission Mangal movie review and rating: Critics verdict on Akshay Kumar starrer out". IB Times. 14 August 2019. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  20. ^ Singh, Harminder (16 August 2019). "Mission Mangal Has Excellent First Day". Box Office India. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  21. ^ Singh, Harminder (17 August 2019). "Mission Mangal Is Strong On Day Two". Box Office India. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  22. ^ Singh, Harminder (18 August 2019). "Excellent Growth For Mission Mangal On Saturday". Box Office India. Retrieved 18 August 2019.

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