Take Off | Review | Rajiv Nedungadi
Theatre: INOX, Ghatkopar, Mumbai
Show Time: 7:45 PM
Date: 26th March 2017
Every review I have read on the internet said that the movie is worth watching. I did not see even one review that gave less than 3 out of 5 for this movie. Therefore, I decided to watch this movie and did not get disappointed.
The story is about a group of Malayali nurses captured when the terrorists of ISIS took over the city of Tikrit in Iraq – the hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein. Take Off shows how the nurses suffered and how with the help of Indian Embassy officials, the nurses were rescued and brought back to India.
The first half of the movie is about the issues faced by Sameera (Parvathy) and the reasons why she ends up taking a job in Iraq. The second half is more about the rescue operation, how Indian Embassy staff in Iraq, Fahad Fazil helps the nurses to get to India.
Parvathy as Sameera did a brilliant job. Fahad, Kunchacko and other also did a good job. Asif had a small role which he did well too.
The highlight of the movie was the sound of the blasts and the gun shots. The quality of the sound is really brilliant that it shook the people in the theater.
While I am writing this review, Bookmyshow has 6523 votes and the score stands at 90%. This is the highest I have seen for any Malayalam film in the last 4 years, maybe even more.
This is one movie that no one should miss in the theaters. The experience of watching this movie is always going to be better in the theaters than on a DVD or BD (if any).
+ Brilliant performance by Parvathy
+ Good performance by Kunchacko, Asif and Fahad
+ Good Direction
+ A good story
+ Good BGM, especially during the climax
– I felt that the amount of sentiments was a bit too much in the movie.
Movie Rating: 4/5