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      Take Off Movie Review: This One Will Stay In Your Heart Forever!

      By Akhila Menon
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      Rating:
      3.5/5

      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

      Take Off Story

      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.

      Cast & Crew

      Parvathy as Sameera

      Parvathy as Sameera

      Parvathy, who essays Sameera, is the star of the movie. The super-talented actress stuns 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 as Shaheed

      Kunchacko Boban as Shaheed

      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 as Manoj Abraham

      Fahadh Faasil as Manoj Abraham

      Fahadh Faasil, who appears on the silver screen after a gap of one year, 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.

      Script & Direction: Mahesh Narayanan

      Script & Direction: Mahesh Narayanan

      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.

      The Supporting Cast

      The Supporting Cast

      Asif Ali, who makes a special appearance in the movie, has delivered a commendable performance. The rest of the star cast including Prakash Belawadi, Alencier Ley, Joju George, Parvathy T, Devi Ajith, Anjali Aneesh, etc., are perfect in their respective roles.

      Cinematography: Sanu John Varghese

      Cinematography: Sanu John Varghese

      Sanu John Varghese's cinematography is one of the best major highlights of the movie. The amazing visuals make the movie a totally appealing watch.

      Music: Gopi Sundar & Shaan Rahman

      Music: Gopi Sundar & Shaan Rahman

      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.

      Other Technical Aspects

      The editing of the movie is handled the by director Mahesh Narayanan himself, along with Abhilash Ramachandran. The team has totally succeeded in making Take Off an overall engaging experience, even though it falls into slow pace at certain points.

      Raja Krishnan, who handled the sound mixing and Vishnu Govind-Sree Sankar duo, who handled the sound design deserve a great applause for their amazing works.

      Verdict

      A truly emotional, appealing, and technically brilliant film which will stay at your heart even after the leaving the theatres. The best tribute to the late director Rajesh Pillai.

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