The trailer of much-awaited film Mission Mangal, starring Vidya Balan, Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Sharman Joshi, Nithya Menen, and Kirti Kulhari has now hit the web.
The film tells us the epic tale of how India made its commendable achievements in space with the Mars Orbiter Mission. Jagan Shakti's directorial venture Mission Mangal will bring forth India's first interplanetary mission.
The 2 minute and 52 second trailer start with Akshay's voiceover, "There is no science without experiment."
The determination of a handful scientists from several different backgrounds, who battle all odds to launch the Mars Orbiter Mission can be seen in the trailer.
There is a fantastic line in the trailer which says "The sky is not the limit", and indeed, the ISRO scientists refuse to lose their hope thanks to Akshay's positive cheers and determination and they end up succeeding in their mission.
Alongside, the whole team worries if they have enough finances and experience for the mission and face constant discouraging comments from their seniors.
The trailer ends with Akshay Kumar screaming proudly, "Puri Duniya se kehdo, copy that!" There is also signature tune of Vande Mataram in the background.
The Mars Orbiter Mission was successfully launched from the Sriharikota spaceport on 5 November , 2013, and placed itself into the Martian orbit on 24 September 2014 just in its very first attempt.
Though its mission life was expected to be just six months, the satellite has completed 1000 days in its orbit on June 2017 and still contributes science data from Mars.
In a recent tweet, Akshay Kumar revealed that he chose the film Mission Mangal especially for his daughter and children of her age and to "familiarise them with the incredible real story of India’s mission to Mars".
Akshay had written, "For many years, Hollywood has made movies and TV shows like Gravity, Star Trek, Star Wars which inspired an entire generation of scientists, inventors, and explorers. I always wanted to be part of one such movie. A movie that will inspire our future generations. A movie that celebrates imagination and curiosity."
"Mission Mangal is that one film for me... A film that I will hope inspire as much as it will entertain. Based on the incredible real story of India's mission to Mars, Mission Mangal is a special film about the ordinary people achieving the extraordinary. A story that proves that creativity, ideas and dreams have no limit. Just like the sky! This Independence Day, the sky is not the limit," he added.
Mission Mangal will release on August 15 this year, and clash with Prabhas's Saaho and John Abraham's Batla House.