Mission Mangal has soared the Bollywood box office charts with the highest collections in the last 24 hours. Upscaling other popular movies released in the same week, the Mission Mangal movie has topped the list of both users and critics’ reviews. It has won the hearts of many a movie lovers with its motivational yet entertaining plot and superb acting by the celebs. An ardent Independence Day gift to the Indian movie lovers, the Mission Mangal movie has succeeded in carving its niche in the hearts of the audience with its chiselled simplicity of performance and direction.
The movie explores the intricacies of a science-based film with the spice of a space-entertainer screenplay. Let us go through some interesting facts associated with the movie that makes its popularity all the more worthwhile.
- The brainchild of Director Jagan Shakti and his directorial debut as well, the Mission Mangal movie is based on extensive research done by Shakti in the field of space science. He has based his screenplay on detailed inputs provided by his sister who works for ISRO, thereby lending that realistic touch to the movie.
- ISRO has long been associated with the contribution of esteemed male scientists. The movie breaks the myth of the male-only expertise in rocket science and effectively portrays the contribution of the female scientists in the globally acclaimed Mangalayan Mission. The Mission Mangal crew comprising of Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsi Pannu, Nithya Menon, and Kirthi Kulhari highlight the message that achieving the extraordinary is not dependent on gender but talent.
- Mission Mangal comes as a token of gratitude and appreciation for India’s Space Research Organization, ISRO, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary on 15th August this year, which is also the release date of the film.
- India has been the first country to enter the Maritan orbit with her Mangalyaan mission in the maiden attempt itself-a proud and remarkable achievement for the entire space crew as well as the nation at a cost which is less than most Hollywood sci-fi thrillers.
- The movie is a rich cultural amalgamation of star performers from different states like HG Dattatreya, who is a 3-time National Award winner for Kannada films and Nithya Menon who is a 3-time Filmfare award winner for Malayalam films.