With Rs 29.16 Crore, Mission Mangal becomes the biggest Independence Day opening in the last 3 years and the 3rd highest opener ever on this day after Singham Returns (32Cr) and Ek Tha Tiger (31cr). Released in over 3000 screens, it is the widest release in last 3 years on 15th August. Mission Mangal which is said to be realistic and entertaining at the same time has created records in South as well. Akshay who holds a strong market there, gets widest release for his Hindi film. Beating the opening day of Gold by 1.4 times, Mission Mangal becomes his biggest Day 1 collection in South. It also has the second highest opening amongst Bollywood films of 2019 after Bharat and 3rd when Avengers:Endgame takes place on number one.
#MissionMangal takes a fantabulous start... #IndependenceDay holiday gives biz an additional boost... Multiplexes outstanding, mass circuits good... Emerges Akshay Kumar's biggest opener... Thu ₹ 29.16 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 16, 2019
The performances by the leading ladies Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen has been appreciated by both the critics and the cine-goers. The women in the film struck an exceptional balance between their personal lives and their commitment to the Mars program, thus, making the impossible become possible. Having hit the right chord, this Jagan Shakti directorial emerges as the 2nd biggest opener of 2019.
SpotboyE Editor Vickey Lalwani rated the film 4.5 stars and
wrote, “Akshay leads the way and he looks so handsome in those glasses.
Brilliant performance. Watch him in the scenes with the antagonist Dalip Tahil.
Watch how he treats his second-in-command Vidya and you will have a lump in
your throat. Watch him how he fires Sonakshi. The list is long. And don't
forget to note in this highly engaging film how Mr Kumar beautifully underplays
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