Republic Day is just around the corner and Mission Majnu by Shantanu Bagchi is here to set the vibe. Starring Sidharth Malhotra And Rashmika Mandanna in lead roles, this story is based on the true events of 1971. And if you’ve been waiting to see the Shershaah back in action, this one won’t disappoint. Sidharth, who plays the role of a RAW agent, does justice to his role and adds life to the otherwise slow movie.
The story of a traitor’s son
Tariq aka Amandeep Ajitpal Singh (Sidharth Malhotra) is a RAW agent in Pakistan on a mission. He is a patriot at heart but is always looked down upon because his father was a traitor. But Aman is a loyal and honest agent who does anything and everything to prove his loyalty to his country.
The story starts with India’s first nuclear bomb trial in Pokhran in 1971 which made headlines all over the world. And India’s neighbour Pakistan could not digest the news and started working on creating its own nuclear facility. But a nuclear weapon in the hands of such an unstable country posed a great threat and India decided to unmask their ways and show the world what they’re up to.
But to prove that Pakistan was creating its own nuclear weapons, India needed solid proof and that’s where Aman springs into action. He is an undercover agent working as a seasoned tailor in the country. But he falls in love with Nasreen, a simple and sweet girl who is visually impaired, and gets married to her. And even though it is just a cover, the duo’s chemistry is unmissable and makes Aman’s mission harder. He must focus on the job or the whole country will pay the price.
The slow storyline doesn’t do justice to the great cast
When you’ve seen movies like Raazi and Tiger, you have a certain set of expectations from spy thriller movies. And even though Sidharth Malhotra owns his role as Amandeep, the storyline doesn’t do him enough justice. It is slow in parts and not gripping which kind of makes you lose interest in between. Rashmika Mandanna also does a great job supporting the protagonist every step of the way and fits in well. The supporting cast, including the reliable OGs Parmeet Sethi, Kumud Mishra, Shishir Sharma, Rajit Kapur, Sharib Hashmi, and Zakir Hussain, do a great job at keeping the viewer hooked when they come on screen.
Along with a great cast, the songs of the movie are also quite catchy and Jubin Nautiyal and Sonu Nigam have done a fabulous job. Maati Ko Maa Kehte Hain is going to be the new patriotic anthem and Rabba Janda will rule the love song charts! So, if you’re in for a spy thriller, Mission Majnu will make for a nice watch this weekend with your family.
Mission Majnu is now streaming on Netflix.
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