Mission Majnu True Story: Who is Agent Amandeep Ajitpal Singh & where is he now?

Mission Majnu is based on a true story that happened in 1971 during the Indo-Pakistan war.

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The much-awaited Sidharth Malhotra and Rashmika Mandanna starrer Mission Majnu was released on Netflix on January 20 and took the internet by storm in no time. The spy-thriller has been receiving positive reviews from critics and fans are hailing Sidharth Malhotra for delivering yet another power-pack performance after Shershah. Directed by Shantanu Bagchi, Mission Majnu explores the events that transformed the politics between India and its neighboring nation especially Pakistan in the 1970s. The movie also casts Kumud Mishra, Mir Sarwar, Parmeet Sethi, Sharib Hashmi, and Zakir Hussain in pivot roles. Now, the question arises whether Mission Majnu is a true story or Mission Majni is a real story or not.

The answer to this question is yes. Mission Majnu is based on a true story that happened in 1971 during the Indo-Pakistan war. Mission Majnu's real story revolves around an Indian spy who is living in Pakistan under disguise. Mission Majnu has been termed as one of the most important moments in espionage history for India. For the unversed, Sidharth Malhotra portrays the character of agent Amandeep Ajitpal Singh goes by the name Tariq when working for RAW in Pakistan.

Is Amandeep Ajitpal Singh a true character?

The answer is no. Mission Majnu is a true story, however, on which spy the character of Sidharth Malhotra is based upon has not been revealed by the makers. Now, coming to Mission Majnu's agent Amandeep Ajitpal Singh, to understand his role, we first need to under stand the movie's storyline.

After India’s nuclear tests in Pokhran in 1974, Pakistan internationally condemns the actions to the extent that any further tests would be suspended. In reality, they are planning to conduct their own nuclear test to gain power. R&AW chief K.N. Rao meets Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who fully supports his mission for gaining intelligence. Rao has faith in Amandeep to carry out the mission to gain intel despite reservations from the department. The reason for this is that Amandeep’s father is considered a traitor by the entire department as he sold valuable intel to Pakistan and ended up committing suicide due to the shame.

K.N Rao believes that this is precisely why Amandeep has the motivation to atone for the sins of his father. He was also the top cadet in the academy. For the nuclear tests, Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto recalls world-renowned scientist A.Q. Khan. Amandeep manages to infiltrate the house of an army officer as a tailor, who divulges information that the nuclear tests will be conducted near Rawalpindi. R&AW takes a blow as Indira Gandhi loses the elections and is replaced by BJP’s Morarji Desai, who thinks of R&AW as Congress’ personal spies. He cuts their budget by 50% and asks Rao to stop the mission.

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K.N. Rao resigns in protest, but it’s actually a distraction tactic. He orders his men to continue the mission.

Is Agent Amdeep alive or dead?

For those who have not watched the movie yet, True Scoop urges you to not read further as it may contain some spoilers. Now, skipping the middle part for the suspense to be enacted, and moving to the climax, the soldiers trace the phone calls to Amandeep’s brother-in-law, who tells them about ‘Tariq’. Orders are given to stop Amandeep and Nasreen but they have crossed the checkpoints by that time. At the airport, Amandeep realises that the soldiers have come for them. He lies to Nasreen that there is a different section for women and he will meet her on ‘the other side’, but not before he names their unborn child ‘Aman’.

The Pakistani soldiers find Nasreen but Amandeep manages to get their attention. They chase after him and he attempts to survive till Nasreen’s flight has taken off. Once he sees the ‘departed’ signal, he smiles as the soldiers riddle him with bullets. There is no chance for him to be alive after this point. K.N. Rao approach Nasreen in Dubai and reads out a letter addressed to her by Amandeep in the case of his death. In the letter, he comes clean about everything he hid from her but says that he always loved her truly. Nasreen is distraught by his death and cannot hold back her tears. Amandeep is at least able to die with the knowledge that his wife and unborn child are safely out of the grasp of the Pakistan army.