Kerala Box Office : Take Off Collection Report 21 Days
Renowned editor Mahesh Narayanan’s directorial debut Take Off has entered it’s third week of theatrical run. The movie starring Parvathy Menon, Kunchako Boban, Fahadh Faasil and Asif Ali in major roles, was opened to extra ordinary reports right from the first day of it’s release.
According to latest reports from trade sources, Take Off has grossed Rs 12.5 crores from it’s 21 days theatrical run. The figures have started to come down gradually as the big Vishu releases like The Great Father, 1971 Beyond Borders and Puthan Panam have had a negative impact on Take Off’s screen count in Kerala.
With the release of Nivin Pauly’s Sakhavu today, it will be hard for Take Off to get enough screens in the coming days. The collection reports of Take Off do not actually reflect the great critical response it has been getting ever since it’s release on March 24. The movie was released at a risk of Rs 5 crores and hence a big final gross is necessary for the movie to meet the safe zone.
Take Off was in the news prior to the release itself as it was made as a tribute to late filmmaker Rajesh Pillai. The movie was funded by Anto Joseph and Shebin Becker in association with Rajesh Pillai Films. Mekha Rajesh Pillai is the executive producer of the movie.
The movie, written jointly by PV Shaji Kumar and Mahesh Narayanan, is inspired from real life incidents that happened in 2014 when a group of Malayali nurses were held captive in the Tikrit region in Iraq during the ISIS attacks.