Great comeback for Take Off
The ever exciting Vishu season has officially kicked off. It is the most favourite season for filmmakers in Mollywood and they try to cash in on this holiday period as families throng thetares in large numbers during this season.
Mammootty’s The Great Father, Dileep’s Georgettan’s Pooram and Mohanlal’s 1971 Beyond Borders have hit screens within a week’s gap to take full advantage of this holiday season. But the release of these biggies have not had any impact on Take Off.
Take Off, directed by renowned editor Mahesh Narayanan was opened to extraordinary reviews from the critics. The movie was soon the talk of the town with celebrities including Mohanlal, Mammootty, Kamal Haasan and Suriya praising the movie.
There seemed to be a dip in the audience count during the second week of run as it collided with the release of Mammootty’s much hyped The Great Father. But Take Off has once again picked up as families have taken a particular liking.
The Great Father continues to do decent business but the movie is more of a celebration for fans. 1971 Beyond Borders, released on Friday, was opened to negative reviews from the critics. This indirectly has helped Take Off in attracting the families. Shows in Kochi multiplexes are showing good occupancy and the movie is expected to continue the successful run in the coming days also.
Take Off written by Mahesh Narayanan and PV Shaji Kumar is inspired from real life incidents where a group of Malayali nurses were trapped in the Tikrit region in Iraq during the ISIS attacks in 2014.
The movie was made as a tribute to late filmmaker Rajesh Pillai. It was funded by Anto Joseph and Shebin Becker in association with Rajesh Pillai Films.