‘Mission Mangal’ is Akshay’s highest grosser in Australia

Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) “Mission Mangal”, which revolves around the story of India’s Mangalyaan or the Mars Orbiter Mission, has become actor Akshay Kumars highest-grossing film in Australia. “‘Mission Mangal’ is now #AkshayKumar’s highest grossing film in #Australia. Total till 1 Sept 2019: A$ 601,561 (Rs 2.91 crore; still running). Has crossed lifetime biz of #Housefull […]

Akshay and John’s I-Day Box-office battle gathers force

Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Akshay Kumar and John Abraham’s Independence Day war at the box-office has begun. Bollywood’s poster boys of nationalism, Akshay and John, have released “Mission Mangal” and “Batla House” respectively on August 15 this year, and initial reports suggest both films have seen a good opening at the box-office on day one. “Mission […]

‘Mission Mangal’: Ordinary film about an extraordinary feat

BY VINAYAK CHAKRAVORTY Film: “Mission Mangal”; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari; Nithya Menen, Sharman Joshi; H.G. Dattatreya; Direction: Jagan Shakti; Rating: **& 1/2 (two and half stars) Going to Mars is about as much of a challenge as chomping on a Mars chocolate bar — at least, that’s the […]

Didn’t want regular rom-com debut in Bollywood: Nithya Menen

Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Nithya Menen is a major star in southern films, but she says she is happy to make her Bollywood debut in the multistarrer “Mission Mangal” that features four other actresses along with Akshay Kumar. Nithya added that she never wanted to debut in a conventional rom-com, unlike the norm. “My choice […]

Bollywood is now being inspired by real life incidents

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The reality-inspired Bollywood cinema has moved beyond the standard biopics and historical incidents. New-age writers and filmmakers are finding inspiration in real incidents involving commoners, which inspire, impress and awe, and at times also make us proud as Indians. It has become a trend to narrate stories about extraordinary incidents involving […]

We don’t celebrate India’s achievements enough: Vidya

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Celebrated Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who is part of the multi-star cast of the much-awaited “Mission Mangal”, feels as a nation India has a lot of achievements that we do not celebrate enough, and a film as “Mission Mangal”, loosely based on the ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission, is an attempt to salute […]

Clash with Akshay’s film doesn’t bother me: John

Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) John Abraham’s “Batla House” clashes with Akshay Kumar’s “Mission Mangal” on Independence Day 2019, setting up a box-office tussle between the two stars who have particularly cashed in on the patriotism genre in Bollywood lately. John says that he does not feel any pressure and his friendship with Akshay won’t be affected […]

Mission Mangal Poster revealed: Akshay did this movie for his daughter

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar says “Mission Mangal” is one film which he did specially for his daughter and children her age. In “Mission Mangal”, a space drama, he plays a scientist. “‘Mission Mangal’, a film which I hope will inspire as much as entertain. A film which I’ve done specially for my daughter […]