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Sidharth Malhotra opens up on 'Mission Majnu's comparison with Alia Bhatt's film 'Raazi'

In his recent interview Sidharth Malhotra discussed if Mission Majnu maintains the stereotypes of Pakistanis in Hindi cinema and the film's comparison with Alia Bhatt's 2018 film Raazi.

Published: Saturday,Jan 21, 2023 06:53 AM GMT-07:00
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In a recent interview, Sidharth Malhotra and Rashmika Mandanna talked about their movie Mission Majnu. Sidharth plays Tariq, an Indian spy operating in Pakistan, while Rashmika plays Nasreen, a Pakistani. Sidharth also discussed whether or not their film maintains the stereotypes of Pakistanis in Hindi cinema and the film's comparison with Alia Bhatt's 2018 film Raazi.

According to the creators, the 1970s-set Mission Majnu was "inspired by true occurrences." In it, RAW spy Sidharth Malhotra is seen carrying out India's "deadliest covert operation" in Pakistan. Some people compared the movie to Raazi after the teaser for it debuted earlier this year. The film starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal was based on the life of Sehmat, a 20-year-old Kashmiri spy who was married to a Pakistani Army officer (Vicky) and used her position as a conduit for intelligence to the Indian Army.


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Talking with Film Companion, Sid addressed the comparisions and said, 

"It is never a bad thing if people are trying to find a reference point for a film. It (Raazi) is a good film. It doesn't feel like it (the comparison) is such an alarming thing. Yes, the elements on the outer periphery seeing the trailer might look similar. It is in the same decade (1970s), has similar elements, but I think the experience is completely different. Comparison with a good film is always welcome, it is not a bad thing at all."

Shantanu Bagchi is the director of Mission Majnu, which Ronnie Screwvala, Amar Butala, and Garima Mehta also co-produced. The film is currently streaming on Netflix and has received rave reviews from audinces and critics alike. 


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