Mission Majnu is a film that is now available exclusively on Netflix and that I had been looking forward to watching since the trailer was launched. This is an entertaining spy thriller that I believe most viewers will appreciate, particularly fans of the spy genre. However, I have certain issues with the film, which makes this espionage thriller forgettable.
WHAT I LIKE
I enjoyed the performances of all of the actors. They performed an excellent job with what they were given. It is quite difficult to portray a blind person convincingly, however, Rashmika Mandanna performed a decent job as the blind wife of Sidharth Malhotra’s character, Amandeep Ajitpal Singh IPS (Aman) / Tariq Hussain. In terms of the supporting cast, Kumud Mishra stands out.
I liked how the film depicted the relationship between the two leads after they married. The way the film depicts their love for each other, as well as Rashmika’s character standing up and defending her husband, is quite touching. I also like the songs “Rabba Janda” and “Maati Ko Maa Kehte Hain” and would recommend them.
WHAT I DISLIKE
I liked the action scenes, but they came late in the film and did not seem to match the execution of the narrative.
It was upsetting how effortlessly and conveniently Amandeep obtained the information, to the point that it felt artificial. Almost shortly after meeting him, everyone provides him with the information he requires. There is a scene in which Amandeep is undercover and talking to an army officer, and the army officer never suspects him of asking so many questions about the nuclear weapon and gives him the information he requires as if Amandeep were a close relative or something.
The comedy did not appeal to me. I also noticed the runtime towards the interval. I became somewhat bored towards the second half of the movie, but after checking the time, I discovered that just 45 minutes to an hour had elapsed.
The film also lacks a strong feeling of patriotism, and I was annoyed by the portrayal of Pakistani soldiers and the ISI. Ashwath Bhatt’s portrayal of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, as well as the ISI staff, was cartoonish. The ISI is collecting information from news channels and was oblivious to RAW agents in their nation prior to the General’s claim, which seemed quite absurd.
Mission Majnu is an enjoyable espionage thriller that aficionados of the spy genre might enjoy. Taking all of the benefits and downsides into consideration, this film is better suited for individuals searching for a casual, one-time-watch espionage thriller, but bear in mind that you may forget about it readily after viewing it.