Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai forces makers of Take Off to drop their Hindi remake plans!
Parvathy starrer Take Off is one of the biggest hits in Malayalam industry this year. Editor Mahesh Narayanan made his directorial debut with this movie. Take Off was widely acclaimed for its making and the performance of the lead actors. Kunchako Boban, Fahadh Faasil and Asif Ali essayed major roles in the movie which was inspired from real life events. It is a fictionalized account of the 2014 incident when a group of Indian nurses were held captive in the Tikrit region in Iraq.
Take Off was made as a tribute to late filmmaker Rajesh Pillai. Staying within the limited resources of Malayalam industry, the team delivered an incredible output. The movie featured some never before seen visual grandeur in a Malayalam movie. Since the subject discussed in the movie in was appealable to the national audience, the makers of Take Off were planning to remake the movie in a much bigger scale in Hindi.
However, they now seemed to have dropped the idea as Salman Khan’s upcoming release Tiger Zinda Hai (TZH) is also based on the some incident. The makers of TZH had kept the plot tightly guarded before revealing it with the recently released trailer. Salman and Katrina play anti-terrorist agents from India and Pakistan, respectively, in this sequel to their 2012 film Ek Tha Tiger. TZH is based on how these two agents rescue the nurses from the terrorists in Iraq. Several shots in movie’s trailer has strong resemblance to Take Off.
Since both the films are based on the same incident, it is healthy to see one of them back away so that they can avoid commercial losses. Tiger Zinda Hai directed by Ali Abbas Zafar looks very promising with enough elements to please Salman Khan’s fans. The movie is set to storm screens worldwide on December 22.