Director – Shantanu Bagchi
Actors – Rashmika Mandana, Sharib Hashmi, Zakir Hussain, Kumud Mishra apart from Siddharth Malhotra
Duration – 2 Hours 9 Minutes
Critic Rating – 2.5/5
The director of this spy thriller film named ‘Mission Majnu’ is Shantanu Bagchi and in this film Siddharth Malhotra will be seen in the role of a raw field officer. Apart from actor Siddharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandana, Sharib Hashmi, Zakir Hussain, Kumud Mishra, Arjan Bajwa and Rajit Kapoor will be seen in important roles in ‘Mission Majnu’. The film has released on OTT platform on January 20, 2023. In ‘Mission Majnu’, Siddharth is playing the role of a RAW agent. ‘Mission Majnu’ is an action spy thriller film, which evokes feelings of patriotism. The film has released on OTT platform Netflix on January 20.
The film depicts the 70s, where India’s first successful nuclear test was conducted in 1974 under Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It caused panic in the rest of the country. Amandeep Ajitpal Singh aka Tariq is an Indian spy in this fictional story inspired by true events. He has been appointed as Darji in Pakistan to keep India informed about suspicious activities in Pakistan. Tariq’s father was accused of being a traitor and Amandeep is ready to go to any extent to remove the stigma. In this situation he is given a mission by RAW that he has to find and stop the nuclear plants of Pakistan. In this path of espionage, Tariq falls in love with a blind Nasreen (Rashmika Mandanna). He also marries her and is about to become a father, Rashmika is actually a cover for this Indian undercover agent.
Even before this, many films like ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Baby’, ‘Madras Cafe’, ‘Raazi’, ‘Mukhbir’ have been made on Indian spies. As a director, Shantanu Bagchi also follows the same path. The film fails to offer anything new. In the first half the director spends a lot of time developing the story and characters. Coming to the real point, a lot of time passes.
Tariq and Nasreen’s love story looks filmy. The most important aspect of a detective story film is suspense and thrill. Both of these are lacking in the film. There has also been a lot of carelessness in character development. Even the sense of patriotism does not add up that way. People who are fond of patriotic and spy movies can watch this movie.