First Day Collection of Take Off
Much-awaited Malayalam movie Take Off, starring Parvathy, Kunchacko Boban, Fahadh Faasil, and Asif Ali in the main roles, finally hit theatres across India on Friday, March 24. The Mahesh Narayanan directorial is based on the real-life stories of Indian nurses who were held hostage by the ISIS militants in Tikrit, Iraq, in the year 2014.
How a group of Indian nurses get trapped and escape from Saddam Hussein’s battle-ravaged hometown forms the storyline of Take Off. Apart from narrating the real-life incidents on the backdrop of civil war in Iraq, Take Off is also expected to have a strong storyline on the character Sameera (played by Parvathy), a nurse who leaves home hoping for a better life in the Middle Eastern country.
Released in around 222 screens across the country, the film witnessed 15-20 percent occupancy on its first day and collected Rs 1.52 crore* at the Indian box office. Young musician Shaan Rahman, who is best known for his works in Vineeth Sreenivasan directorials, has composed the songs and background score for Take Off.
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.