Actors Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu and Vidya Balan’s upcoming film Mission Mangal is all set for an Australian premiere as the movie will be screened at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne on Indian Independence Day.
The theme for this year’s film festival is courage.
Directed by Jagan Shakti, the film is a celebration of the indomitable human spirit, woman power, and patriotic fervour. It is based on the story of the scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission in 2014, reported Hindustan Times.
The cast of the August 15 release includes Akshay Kumar as the mission chief, Vidya Balan, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sonakshi Sinha and Sharman Joshi, reported Scroll.in.
Mission Mangal is the first feature by Jagan Shakti, who has assisted AR Murugadoss on Holiday (2014) and Akira (2016) and R Balki on Pad Man (2018).
In an interview, Shakti hoped that Mission Mangal will inspire young minds to become space scientists, reported Scroll.in.