Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan starrer Mission Mangal has enjoyed a solid opening week at the ticket windows. The film has raked in Rs 128.16 crore in its extended first week of 8 days and has now shattered the record of biggies like Gully Boy, Total Dhamaal and Kesari to become the third-highest first week grosser of 2019.
Top opening week grossers of 2019
Bharat: Rs 180.05 cr [extended; 9 days]
Kabir Singh: Rs 134.42 cr [7 days]
Mission Mangal: Rs 128.16 cr [8 days]
Kesari: Rs 105.86 cr [extended; 8 days]
Gully Boy: Rs 100.30 cr [extended; 8 days]
Total Dhamaal: Rs 94.55 cr [7 days]
In the ensemble cast, actor Sharman Joshi also plays a key role. Talking about the film he said, "We put a lot of effort into making this film and we always hoped the audience would love it because we loved it while making it. The reaction has been overwhelming so far and it's only been one day yet. The entire cast is thrilled with the response and we hope people will remember this movie for the longest of time." Mission Mangal stars Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen along with Sharman Joshi. The film is based on ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), made possible by a primarily all-woman team of scientists in 2013.
Talking about the reviews, our critic Urmimala Banerjee has give the film 3 stars and wrote, "Mission Mangal's prime strength lies in the crisp narrative and superlative performances. Vidya Balan is absolutely brilliant throughout the film whether she is talking of a power beyond science or when she tells her husband that as a mom she is equally clued in as she is as a scientist. Akshay Kumar delivers the good and has the best one-liners. Dalip Tahil as the cynical top boss is terrific. Sonakshi Sinha nails her role as the ambitious Eka Gandhi. She is fab. Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen are in top form as well."
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