Mission Mangal trailer launched: Akshay Kumar is back with a bang! Fasten your seat belts for ride to Mars
The trailer of Mission Mangal, starring Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Nithya Menen, Sharman Joshi and Kirti Kulhari has just released and is set to take you on a thrilling ride to Mars.
The trailer of Mission Mangal, starring Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Nithya Menen, Sharman Joshi and Kirti Kulhari has just released and is set to take you on a thrilling ride to Mars. The film has been in works for a while now and tells the story of what India achieved with the Mars Orbiter Mission. "There is no science without experiment," says Akshay Kumar at the beginning of the 2 minute and 52 second trailer which reveals that Mission Mangal would be the story of scientists from different backgrounds that made the Mars Orbiter Mission possible.
This is India's first out and out sci-fi film and is set to hit the threatres on August 15 this year. The trailer ends with Akshay Kumar proudly saying, "Poori duniya se kaho, copy that!" This is followed by the signature tune of Vande Mataram. The Mars Orbiter Mission, also called Mangalyaan was launched from the Sriharikota space port on November 5, 2013. With this mission, India placed itself into the Martian orbit on September 24, 2014 on its first attempt. Initially, the mission life was set at six months but the satellite spent 1000 days in its orbit in June 2017 and even now contributes science data from Mars.
Watch Mission Mangal trailer here -
Akshay Kumar has been promoting the film on his social media handles for some time now. In a recent tweet, the actor had said that this is an important film of him as he wanted his daughter to know about the mission.
"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 our future generations... One that celebrates imagination and curiosity. Mission Mangal is that film for me... A film that I hope, will inspire as much as it will entertain. Based on the incredible true story of India's mission to Mars, Mission Mangal is a film about ordinary people achieving the extraordinary... A story that proves that creativity, ideas and dreams have no limit... just like the sky! This Independence Day, the sky is not the limit," he had written.
The film will hit the big screen on Independence Day and will compete against John Abraham's Batla House and Prabhas' Saaho at the box office. Interestingly, Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Sacred Games 2 also releases on the same day.