‘Mission Mangal’ Trailer: ISRO Scientists Battle Against All Odds

‘Mission Mangal’ will release on 15 August.

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The team behind <i>Mission Mangal.</i>

The trailer for upcoming Bollywood film Mission Mangal released today. Inspired by India’s 2013 Mars space programme Mangalyaan, the film features an ensemble cast that includes Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharman Joshi and more.

The trailer begins with Akshay Kumar’s voiceover. It gives us a glimpse into the lives of the team that will eventually make Mission Mangal reality, with Akshay Kumar’s character pushing them to go beyond their limits and make the impossible happen. Mission Mangal is loosely based on Mangalyaan - India’s successful space mission to Mars. It was India’s first interplanetary mission and we became the first country in the world to be able to reach the Martian orbit in the maiden attempt.

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Going by the trailer, the movie is set to introduce us to the people behind the successful space mission. Each and every character’s screen presence brings something new to the trailer and the story. With Akshay Kumar playing the role of Rakesh Dhawan, the mission director, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu and others play pivotal roles in the mission.

The teaser for Mission Mangal had dropped on 8 July. It began with Akshay Kumar’s voice giving out an order, “This is Rakesh Dhawan. Mission Control initiating command for launch of the rocket to Mars.”And Vidya Balan busy commanding the controls. The teaser also gave us glimpses of the other actors.

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On the occasion of World Emoji Day on 17 July, Akshay Kumar revealed the official Twitter.

“It’s amazing to see so much enthusiasm to find the best emoji for #MissionMangal. The #MissionMangalEmoji has just been made. Thank you @TwitterIndia. #WorldEmojiDay,” he wrote.

The emoji depicts the Indian flag being hoisted on Mars.

Directed by Jagan Shakti, Mission Mangal will release in theatres on India’s Independence Day, 15 August.

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