The trailer of Mission Mangal has been launched. Based on the true story behind India’s MOM( Mars Orbital Mission) , a space probing orbiting plan called Mangalyaan( Mars craft) that was launched on 5 November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation, Mission Mangal has an ensemble star cast.
Directed by Jagan Shakti , it features Akshay Kumar as a scientist at the ISRO who tackles administration to bring to life the dream to have a space mission on Mars. With the help of a team build by Vidya Balan, Kriti Kulhari, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menon and Sharman Joshi, Akshay undertakes the ambitious mission where almost everyone is heard saying “It’s impossible”. Too soon to comment on the film, the moment in itself is cringeworthy, but the makers have tried to establish again and again how the fight against all odds is finally won in an economically viable vehicle that has been orbiting Mars since September 2014.
Using Home Science as a discipline to have an MOM program as shown in the trailer, though unbelievable, is what makes the narrative of the trailer interesting.
Cast and makers of the film released the trailer after building up ample excitement on various social media platforms in Mumbai.
The Mangalyaan created history for a variety of reasons, including the fact that in India’s first attempt, the ISRO scientists managed to achieve the unimaginable.
A quirky fact that dominated headlines in 2013 was the fact that the entire mission cost around $ 74 million way below the budget of the Sandra Bullock movie–Gravity, directed by Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón– which cost $100 million.