Mission Majnu – Movie Review
Director: Shantanu Bagchi
Writer: Parveez Sheikh, Aseem Arrora, Sumit Batheja (Screenplay)
- Sidharth Malhotra
- Rashmika Mandanna
- Parmeet Sethi
- Sharib Hashmi
- Mir Sarwar
Plot: The untold story of India’s most audacious and daring covert operation in the heart of Pakistan.
Runtime: 2 Hours 9 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Mission Majnu starts as we meet Tariq Ali (Malhotra) an Indian spy operating in Pakistan. He meets Nasreen (Mandanna) a blind woman and gets married to maintain his cover. Tariq’s mission is to learn whether Pakistan is also making Nuclear weapons after India presents their own to the world.
Once the government is overthrown, Tariq must speed up his process to learn the location of the nuclear test before it is too late. However, his cover is at risk, as he has really fallen in love, breaking the rules of his operation.
Verdict on Mission Majnu
Mission Majnu is an action history movie following the intense mission to uncover nuclear potential in Pakistan. It sees an Indian spy going undercover in Pakistan, falling in love along the way, and trying to prevent a deadly war.
This is a movie that shows us a behind-the-scenes operation to stop a very real threat in the 1970s. The potential for nuclear conflict had never been so high in the aftermath of World War II and two warring neighbouring countries could cause a global disaster. Seeing the operation unfold is interesting and shows how spies completed a mission.
The love story does feel like it is added to try and bring the countries together in the world of the spy. This also makes it hard to see which parts of the story are real or changed to make the movie more entertaining. In the performances, Sidharth Malhotra and Rashmika Mandanna are both great. As Sidharth handles more of the action-heavy moments throughout the film.
Where to Watch: Mission Majnu is available on Netflix now.
Final Thoughts – Mission Majnu is a slick action thriller based on a historical secret mission.