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  • ...is engaging and entertaining while being patriotic in its feel.

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  • ...is a must for every man, every woman, every Indian and every human.

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  • Despite its flaws of excessive sermons and some crucial characters like Taapsee and Kirti not fleshed out completely, Mission Mangal makes for an entertaining Independence Day watch. The flight might face some turbulence but it lands well.

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  • ...watch the film to savour a path-breaking milestone in India's space exploration history, never mind the scientific inaccuracies...

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  • ...has its heart in place, if not all of its science -- home or rocket.

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  • ...is watchable, if not always exhilarating, if you can get over its excesses.

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  • This is actually a pretty sweet, syrupy film, in a schmaltzy sort of way, full of Hallmark card type quotable quotes, on success and life, and all that jazz. To a point that you may even forget sometimes that it's entirely a space-mission movie to begin with.

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  • It is educational, but entertaining. Positive without preachy. And family friendly in a genuine way.

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  • Two years worth of “eureka” moments fit into two hours make the film cute and as engaging as a well-made, animated film. Whether that was the makers’ intention, I know not.

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  • ...makes good with its emotional highs and drama.

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  • How do you jazz up dry, complicated science to make it easy for the viewer who wants, primarily, to be entertained? The answer is twin-pronged: one, dumb down the science and keep it simple, stupid, and two, get a big male A-lister to front the project.

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  • ...seems a timely tribute to the unsung heroes who don’t wear a cape. But for a film that documents a singularly inspiring story, the writing doesn’t manage to conjure the thrill surrounding this epic achievement.

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  • With the nation’s conscience keeper Akshay Kumar at the helm and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech featured in a special appearance, the idea behind Mission Mangal quite clearly is to ignite our supposedly latent nationalism.

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  • It is an inspirational tale, but not a masterpiece. Watch it for Vidya and Akshay’s patches of brilliance.

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  • ...is respectful and clear of heart, but struggles at times to pick out its heroes. If the answer is no one in particular, that signal is lost in space.

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  • In between the gimmicky jugaad philosophising and meaningless sub-plots, Mission Mangal manages to devote some time to space technology.

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  • ...while there are times Mission Mangal plays out pleasantly enough as a cheesy entertainer with a message, complete with a caricaturish villain in Dalip Tahil with an unholy accent, there are other times everything feels like too much of a stretch — even the runtime.

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  • ...is fun and educational at one level, but make no mistake about this: its veneer of progressiveness masks a highly conservative, prejudiced core.

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  • The film plays up Indian ingenuity without making a convincing case for it.

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