ISRO to celebrate Mangalyaan anniversary with ‘The Martian’

Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) On the occasion of first anniversary of the successful launch of Mangalyaan (Mars Orbiter Mission), Fox Star Studios will host a special screening of Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” for scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and their families.

The screening of the film will be held here on Thursday and in Ahmedabad on Saturday. The screening will be followed by fun engaging activities to give an experience of Mars to the families of the ISRO scientists.

“Screening this highly realistic film set in a world not too far advanced from our own was our way of acknowledging the efforts of the Mars Orbiter team at ISRO led by Dr. Arunan on their first anniversary of Mangalyaan entering Mars orbit and being only the fourth space agency to do so,” Sunder Kimatrai, executive vice president – Asia Pacific, 20th Century Fox, said in a statement.

The film features Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney who, when presumed dead on a mission to Mars, has to survive until rescue arrives.

“The Martian” also features Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover in important roles.

It releases in India on October 2 and will be dubbed in three languages – Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here