India conducted its first successful nuclear test on 18 May 1974 at Pokhran in Rajasthan. The code name of this operation was kept Smiling Buddha. In such a situation, despite losing three wars with India, Pakistan secretly decided to make an atomic bomb. However, his nefarious plans were not allowed to succeed by the brave spies of the country. The film Mission Majnu is dedicated to such a brave detective. spy carrying the burden of father’s betrayal
Mission Majnu Storyline
The story begins in the year 1974 with the introduction of Tariq alias Amandeep (Sidharth Malhotra) (the perfect tailor) who is a RAW agent based in Rawalpindi. His father had committed suicide due to the accusation of treason. This pain keeps on burning him. He is protected by RAW Chief RN Kav (Parmeet Sethi). Boss Sharma (Zakir Hussain) doesn’t trust him because of his father’s betrayal. Tariq falls in love with a blind Nasreen (Rashmika Mandanna). On the other hand, Pakistan is shocked by the news of a successful nuclear test in India during the tenure of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Bhutto (Rajat Kapoor) decides to secretly and illegally build an atomic bomb. Libyan dictator Gaddafi supports Pakistan in this. Pakistan was nearing its destination when a coup takes place there.
The command of Pakistan comes into the hands of Army Chief Zia-ul-Haq. Kao gets news from Europe that Pakistan is preparing to make an atomic bomb. Tariq is asked to gather information. Here in India, Emergency is implemented. Power changes.RAW is told to call off the mission. Tariq gets the support of two other RAW operatives, Maulvi Sahib (Kumud Mishra) and Aslam Usmania (Sharib Hashmi), in corroborating the news of making a nuclear bomb in Pakistan.
The film is not new to Hindi Cinema
In Hindi cinema, films like Alia Bhatt starrer Raazi, John Abraham starrer Romeo Akbar Walter, and Akshay Kumar starrer Belbatam have been released earlier on the country’s unsung hero. In this episode, the Mission Majnu story of foiling the plan to make an atomic bomb in Pakistan is going to make the countrymen proud.
This was the period when there was no technology, and the medium of communication between the two countries was the telephone. Despite the limited resources, the brave spies of the country exposed the double character of the neighboring country. However, in spy thriller films, breathtaking sequences are very important to maintain the thrill of the story. The lack of thrill is evident in the screenplay written by Parvez Shaikh, Aseem Arora, and Sumit Bhateja. In the beginning, the meeting of Tariq and Nasreen also looks very filmy.
Talking more about the film
Tariq’s father has been branded a traitor, but Tariq does not set out to prove his innocence. It stings a bit. Everything is shown to be very easy for Tariq. Especially when Tariq and Aslam are caught near the nuclear plant, your breath does not hold. There is a thrill in the climax.
The feeling of patriotism does not boil while watching this film. The dialogue of the film has also not become strong. Dialogues of Dharmendra, Hema Malini, and Sholay have been used to tell that period. It hasn’t become very interesting. However, original clippings of Indira Gandhi and Zia ul Haq have been added in the beginning to lend credibility to the story. Siddharth Masoom, Rashmika Sundar
The role of Kargil war hero Vikram Batra was played by actor Siddharth Malhotra in the film Shershaah released in the year 2020. This time, he fits the bill as an undercover Tariq on a mission to sabotage an illegally built nuclear plant in Pakistan.
Innocence is reflected on his face. In the end, his nervous hand at the airport gives him goosebumps. Rashmika Mandanna looks beautiful, but there is no strong scene on her part. The work of Sharib Hashmi, and Zakir Hussain is noteworthy. Ashwath Bhatt impresses in the role of Zia Ul Hum. Parmeet Sethi looks stagnant in the role of Raw. The song Rabba Jananda in the film is catchy. This takes the story forward.