Akshay Kumar in a still from Mission Mangal (category IIA; Hindi), directed by Jagan Shakti. Vidya Balan co-stars.

Mission Mangal film review: more workplace soap opera than space drama, this is no Bollywood take on The Martian

  • Director Jagan Shakti’s Bollywood film dramatises the launch of the 2013 unmanned Mars Orbiter Mission space probe
  • The film’s tech talk is laughable, but it does a good job of shining a spotlight on the obstacles young women scientists face
Topic |   Asian cinema: Bollywood

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Akshay Kumar in a still from Mission Mangal (category IIA; Hindi), directed by Jagan Shakti. Vidya Balan co-stars.
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