Parents' Guide to

Mission Manju

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Violence, suicide, smoking in overly-long spy-thriller.

Movie NR 2023 127 minutes
Mission Majnu Movie Poster: Singh looks off into the distance.

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Sidharth acting is very good in this movie

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Our review:
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This is a potentially interesting historical spy-thriller marred by being overly long and needlessly complex. Mission Majnu tells the story of how Indian spies prevented Pakistan from obtaining nuclear weapons in the 1970s, potentially staving off World War III in the process. This central story is interesting, filled with action and fascinating political backdrops. The conflicts are engaging, and there are some entertaining "cloak and dagger" scenes of chasing and escaping.

However, there are also other side stories that drag the movie down. There's a little too much Bollywood-style melodrama involving romance and marriage, a boss who hates our hero because of his father's sins, and meetings between political officials that go on a little too long. There's no reason for this to be over two hours, and the moments that drag really offset and hold back the moments that are actually action-packed.

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