Mission Mangal

critic Reviews

57% Rotten Tomatometer Score57%
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    Joe LeydonVariety
    Jagan Shakti's exhilaratingly schmaltzy fact-based drama about India's epochal launch of a Mars-bound satellite is a rousing crowd-pleaser.
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    James MarshSouth China Morning Post
    The film's tech talk is dumbed down to a laughable degree, with metaphors ranging from cooking to cricket supplanting anything approaching actual rocket science.
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    Musanna AhmedFilm Inquiry
    Some merit can be awarded for technical competency and a game supporting cast but, otherwise, Mission Mangal is the most simplistically boring trip to Mars one could take.
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    Rahul DesaiFilm Companion
    It's hard to make intelligence look entertaining. But it's harder to make intelligence look stupid. And yet, this is exactly what Mission Mangal manages to do.
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    Nandini RamnathScroll.in
    In between the gimmicky jugaad philosophising and meaningless sub-plots, Mission Mangal manages to devote some time to space technology...
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    Namrata JoshiThe Hindu
    Ultimately it's a consummate Vidya Balan who rises above everything else and, thankfully, makes Mission Mangal all about a good-hearted matriarch instead of a patronising patriarch.
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    Shilpa JamkhandikarReuters
    Most of its shortcomings are overshadowed by the camaraderie shared by the cast.
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    Devesh SharmaFilmfare
    All-in-all, watch the film to savour a path-breaking milestone in India's space exploration history, never mind the scientific inaccuracies...
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    Sonali KokraThe National (UAE)
    It is impossible not to enjoy a movie like Mission Mangal, given the subject matter it deals with... One only wishes the makers had dialled down the theatrics and allowed the audience to quietly revel in the moment.
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    Rachit GuptaThe Times of India
    Despite the ups and downs, this story does make you believe that dreams do come true, especially in the vast expanses of the outer space.
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