Take Off Review

Squirrel Media 27/3/2017
The best tribute to the late director Rajesh Pillai

Take Off is the thriller movie which marks the directorial debut of editor Mahesh Narayanan. Parvathy, Kunchacko Boban, and Fahadh Faasil essay the lead roles. Take Off is produced by Anto Joseph Film Company and Rajesh Pillai Films

Sameera and Shaheed are a married couple who migrates to Iran for the nursing job. About 46 nurses from Iran are abducted and kept in captivity by the Islamic State Militants, and the incident turns Sameera and Shaheed’s lives upside down. How Indian ambassador Manoj Abraham and his team rescue the nurses forms the crux of the story.

Parvathy, who essays Sameera, is the star of the movie stuns everyone  with her extraordinary performance. She is simply brilliant as the struggling nurse and excels in emotional sequences. Parvathy once again proves why she is called the best actress of her generation.

Kunchacko Boban, who appears as Shaheed, impresses with the balanced, matured performance. The actor’s performance in the emotional sequences deserves a special mention.

Fahadh Faasil amazes with his excellent performance. Even though his screen space is comparatively less, the actor succeeds in stealing the show with his fabulous acting skills.

Mahesh Narayanan makes a fantastic debut with a movie which has exceptional technical brilliance and is emotionally appealing.
The strength of the well-packed script and the director’s command over his craft is visible throughout the movie. The well-picturised was sequences are mind blowing. Despite the little slow pace at certain points, Take Off is a totally satisfying watch.

Cinematography is one of the best major highlights of the movie. The amazing visuals make the movie very impressive.

The songs composed by Gopi Sundar and Shaan Rahman are captivating. 
Gopi Sundar’s haunting background score sinks in perfectly with the mood of the movie, and makes it even more appealing.

Take Off was a truly emotional, appealing, and technically brilliant film which will stay at your heart even after the leaving the theatres.


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