It’s not mission impossible for Akshay Kumar! His upcoming film Mission Mangal is expected to tell one of the most unique stories to come out of Indian cinema. The Hindi-language drama has Jagan Shakti on the director’s seat and has been produced by R Balki, Aruna Bhatia, Anil Naidu and Akshay himself. Starring Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu and Sonakshi Sinha amongst others, the star-studded project is loosely based on India’s first interplanetary expedition. It unravels the story of scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission. The Mission Mangal trailer was unveiled on July 18 and it kicks off with Akshay's voiceover.
"There is no science without experiment,” he says. The three-minute long clip displays the determination of different scientists hailing from various backgrounds, who fight against all odds and set out on the Mars Orbiter Mission. A line in the trailer says, "The sky is not the limit", showcasing the scientists refuse to lose hope no matter the circumstances. Along the way, they experience cold feet about whether they have enough finances and the experience for the mission. Yet, they come out successful. As Akshay ends the trailer saying, "Poori duniya se kaho, copy that!" it leaves us with goosebumps all over. Known to sign off-beat films, Akshay earlier revealed he took up the sci-fi production for his daughter, Nitara.
#MissionMangal , a film which I hope will inspire as much as entertain. A film which I’ve done specially for my daughter and children her age to familiarise them with the incredible true story of India’s mission to Mars! @FoxStarHindi #HopePictures #JaganShakti @isro pic.twitter.com/yMwkCPr2KR— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 4, 2019
“For several years, Hollywood made movies and TV shows like Star Trek, Star Wars, Gravity etc. This inspired an entire generation of inventors, scientists and explorers. I have always wanted to be part of one such movie. A movie that inspires future generations and one that celebrates imagination and curiosity." He wants children who are of his daughter’s age to become familiar with the true story of India’s mission to planet Mars. Mission Mangal is that film for me... A film that I hope will inspire as much as it will entertain.” The film will narrate the tale of ordinary people achieving the extraordinary. A post from the official Twitter page of Fox Star Hindi read, "Thank you, Akshay Kumar, for being a part of this incredible journey! We can't think of anyone better to inspire generations to come.”
Watch the trailer here: