Box-office clash: 'Mission Mangal' becomes Akshay Kumar's biggest opener, 'Batla House' fares well
With Rs 29.16 cr collection, 'Mission Mangal' surpassed the first-day collections of 'Batla House'.
Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the review of the the multi-starrer, big banner film on Twitter. He said that the the movie based on Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter Mission emerged as Akshay Kumar's biggest opener at Rs 29.16 cr.
#MissionMangal takes a fantabulous start... #IndependenceDay holiday gives biz an additional boost... Multiplexes o… https://t.co/2jY0NgbH8P— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) 1565933108000
Akshay Kumar and #IndependenceDay releases... Day 1 biz... ⭐ 2016: #Rustom ₹ 14.11 cr [Fri; working day] ⭐ 2017:… https://t.co/U5ROPNiXl9— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) 1565933160000
In his review, Adarsh called it one of the best films of 2019. He also said that it was a 'high-concept film' that will keep the audience hooked. Apart from Kumar, 'Mission Mangal' features a stellar star-cast including Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menon and Sharman Joshi.
Rakesh Dhawan (Kumar) and Tara Shinde (Balan) lead a team of scientists who overcome their personal challenges and failures to serve as the brains behind one of the greatest missions in history: The launch of India's first satellite to Mars.
The movie, based on a true story of India's mission to Mars, is about ordinary people achieving the extraordinary. Directed by Jagan Shakti, the film is co-produced by 'PadMan' director R Balki.
#OneWordReview... #MissionMangal: BRILLIANT. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Clearly, one of the best films of 2019... Each character… https://t.co/Ri1tJzO54x— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) 1565868477000
'Mission Mangal' managed to surpass the first-day collections of 'Batla House', which minted Rs 14.59 crore on the first day at the box office. In a separate tweet, the 54-year-old movie critic mentioned that the box-office clash affected the numbers of 'Batla House', but the movie picked momentum post noon due to the national holiday.
#BatlaHouse fares well on Day 1, although the numbers are affected due to the clash... Gathered momentum post noon… https://t.co/yWcZyjw0u3— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) 1565936756000
The thriller drama is inspired by the real Batla House encounter that took place almost a decade ago on September 19, 2008, officially known as Operation Batla House. The 'Romeo Akbar Walter' actor is portraying the role of Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who spearheaded the encounter.
The incident took place against Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists in Batla House locality in Jamia Nagar, Delhi. Directed by Nikkhil Advani, the film is written by Ritesh Shah who previously helmed the hit film 'Pink'.