Mission Majnu -Film Review: It is the year 1974. The city is Rawalpindi, and Tariq (Siddharth Malhotra), the tailor, is really Amandeep Ajitpal Singh, an undercover Indian spy.
Our fellow Tariq is a Sanskari spy, unlike the foreign men of mystery who leave lingerie behind. He falls in love with and marries his boss’s blind niece Nasreen after performing namaaz diligently (Rashmika Mandanna). Pakistan’s prime minister (Rajit Kapur) eats chocolate cake and vows to create a nuclear weapon even if it means starving the country.
Dr. A.Q. Khan, “the most dangerous scientist,” is in charge of Pakistan’s explosive aspirations, yet all we see him do is stare at greenery, point at maps, and say “centrifuge.”
Mission Majnu -Film Review
Cut to 1977
The “undercover RAW desk” operator in New Delhi informs Tariq that India’s neighbor intends to celebrate “Diwali” after the nuclear bomb test. Given that the news is three years old, a spy who merely collects information should know this, but Tariq doesn’t.
His attempts to discover more about the Pakistani nuclear program flush Mission Majnu down the toilet. In 1977, Rawalpindi had just one Western-style toilet, which belonged to Khan, who was married to a foreigner. While Tariq’s blind, brown wife helps him unintentionally by bolstering his cover and providing him a feeling of belonging, Dr. Khan’s white wife makes him an outcast in his own nation, and she has only eyes for the toilet. Pakistan’s nuclear program ultimately fails as a result of Mrs. Khan’s choice of toilet. as does Mission Majnu.
On paper, Mission Majnu is about three Indian operatives who successfully reveal Pakistan’s nuclear program while receiving minimal governmental help. It is intended to be a thriller that demonstrates how mundane activities, such as getting a haircut and using the restroom, can be mined for tension, drama, and thrills. On-screen, Mission Majnu resembles a spoof of a spy thriller due to its ludicrous situations and convoluted premise.
Mission Majnu’s “inspired by true events” claim and appearances by Indira Gandhi, Morarji Desai, and General Zia-ul-Haq don’t help its credibility. The film’s imaginary Pakistan needs less. Rawalpindi, a landlocked city, has a bay-like appearance (also a hanging bridge and very pink skies). Pakistan has empty streets, ethereal women who blend into the backdrop, kohl-wearing men, trusting elders, frowning patriarchs, and sloppy-shooting police officers.
Malhotra has a great deal of responsibility, yet he is as lifeless as a cardboard figure. If he and director Shantanu Bagchi had given Tariq a different demeanor than Amandeep, the part would have been more entertaining to watch and shown a greater demonstration of acting ability. Instead, Tariq and Amandeep are indistinguishable, and Malhotra’s portrayal is devoid of charm and energy. Nasreen, played by Rashmika Mandanna, is approximately as significant to the storyline as the third spare tire on a bicycle. Mission Majnu’s supporting ensemble, which includes Kumud Mishra, Sharib Hashmi, and Rajit Kapur, are all good performers, but all they do is swagger and overact.
Mission Majnu could be an action-adventure movie that looks at patriotism in a way that makes you think. Despite his acrobatics and spectacles, Amandeep is more than a spy who must keep his cover and complete a challenging assignment. Because his father was a traitor, Indians look down on him and treat him poorly.
Many question his honesty, and Tariq’s manager taunts him regularly about his father. However, most Pakistanis greet him kindly as Tariq. Amandeep falls in love and starts a new family in Pakistan despite his Indian pride, however the movie scarcely mentions this. Mission Majnu’s fault is Amandeep’s cliched speech about India, made worse by Malhotra’s middle school speech contest delivery. Amandeep’s patriotism never wavers, which is true to the spirit of an action hero and a movie spy. However, his unwavering loyalty to his country could have taught us something about how other people act patriotically.
The video suggests that “keyboard warriors” who think trolling is aiding their nation should be considered at the end. Sumit Batheja, Parveez Shaikh, and Aseem Arrora’s ludicrous narrative hides Mission Majnu’s few good ideas. Mission Majnu’s ridiculous narrative and slow pace may have made it a screwball comedy. Tariq’s inventive approaches include requesting a book on nuclear physics from a roadside shop. A foolproof method for acquiring top-secret information is to simply request it.
Mission Majnu -Film Review He meets a brigadier by removing two buttons off a freshly fitted Army man’s outfit. The brigadier asks the tailor to repair those buttons in his presence rather than return the uniforms.Enter Tariq. While stitching, Tariq complains that Pakistan is lagging behind India in the nuclear race. The brigadier confirms to Tariq that Pakistan is establishing its own nuclear program, that an international scientist is in charge, and that the facility is located near Rawalpindi. These details are literally state secrets, yet the brigadier discusses them with a stranger without hesitation.
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This occurs repeatedly: Tariq appears, flashes his finest grin while requesting critical information, and people comply. It’s as if Malhotra’s handsome face blinds everyone to the fact that a stranger is bombarding them with questions, often accompanied by a man wearing a wig, a patently fake moustache, and a necklace with pendants spelling out “love” (it’s the stylistic ancestor of Rahul’s “COOL” necklace from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai). Aslam (Hashmi) is another Indian spy, and there is no explanation for how he has avoided Pakistani intelligence despite standing out in every situation and acting suspiciously at all times.
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Mission Majnu might have been entertaining if its mistake had held one’s attention or piqued interest. As it is, it gets monotonous, and a character urgently yells “Bharat Mata ki Jai” appears like a Hail Mary effort to awaken the audience. Mission Majnu is one of the rare action movies where a battle is less exciting than finding a bathroom.