In his third movie as a film director, Ajay Devgn finally succeeds. He trains the spotlight on himself in an inspired-by-true-events aircraft drama that illustrates the “human factor” included in commanding a passenger plane via severe turbulence. What does Runway 34 bring us? To find that answer here is a Runway 34 movie review. The Runway 34 movie release date was scheduled for 29 April 2022.
Runway 34, written by Aamil Keeyan Khan and Sandeep Kewlani, is hugely implemented and abounds in moments, mainly in the first half, that have the ability to take one’s breath away. Yes, the movie would probably have soared much higher and gone much further had its return to the globe in the second half been scripted with a little more imagination. If you wonder about the Runway 34 movie based on which true story, you can find that as you read this article.
Runway 34 Movie Review Plot
Before we get into the Runway 34 review, here is the plot. Captain Vikrant and primary officer Tanya Alburqurquee find themselves riled in an investigation that followed a Mayday call before landing an aircraft in testing scenarios. Do the pilots aptly justify their operation and make their way back into the cockpit? You will have to watch the film to find the answer. As of now let us have a look at the Runway 34 movie review. But before we get into the review, let us quickly have a look at the Runway 34 trailer and the complete cast of Runway 34.
Now that you have seen the trailer, let us have a look at the complete Runway 34 cast.
- Ajay Devgn as Captain Vikrant Khanna
- Amitabh Bachchan as Narayan Vedant
- Rakul Preet Singh as Captain Tanya
- Angira Dhar
- Boman Irani
- Aakanksha Singh as Vikrant Khanna’s wife
Runway 34 Movie Review
Now that you have known the plot and cast, here is a complete Runway 34 movie review. Runway 34 is slackly based on the narrative of the narrow escape that a flight from Doha to Kochi faced a few years ago because of the unclear visibility and bad weather scenarios. Captain Vikrant Khanna played by Ajay Devgn is a high-flying pilot who is certain and borderline arrogant about his potential, especially to manage turbulence and emergency 35000 feet above sea level. He is employed with an airline company.
On what begins as a routine trip from Dubai to Cochin, he faces torrid weather scenarios. Much against the anticipations of his first officer Tanya Alburqurque played by Rakul Preet Singh, not only does he alter the alternate destination of the flight but eventually sends out the ‘May Day’ note just before landing the flight, a few inches shy of a crash. How the examination of the matter pans out forms a considerable part of the story.
Even though there are examples of similar dramatic movies like Sully and Flight in Hollywood, the directorial debut of Ajay Devgn is a first in many ways for Hindi films, and a clear and pleasant exit from his previous attempts to steer the megaphone. His evolution as a storyteller is hard to lose. The cutting-edge visual therapy of the story, a crisp story, and screenplay with no undue dramatic and romantic digressions or interludes, smart use of VFX, moments of thrill that bring one to the stoppage of the first half, the production and sound design of the movie are just some of the undebatable advantageous points of the cinema.
Even though its runtime is nearly two hours and 28 minutes, it does not feel that long and is thrilling in both drama and thrill departments in equal measures. Performances by Boman Irani, Amitabh Bachchan, and Ajay are well collected and on-point with their characters. The music interposed with the story also lends itself well to the proceedings.
After this Runway 34 movie review, however, this movie should be experienced for the way it portrays one of the scariest, and a near-disastrous airline mishaps in recent times with thrilling characters, and drama. Even though there have been film scenes in big and small chunks inside aircraft, this one plays great on the psyche of the audience showing them precisely what may just go wrong if the weather does not support the landing of a flight and when decisions have to be made working against a clock. Overall, the film does not spend too much time taxiing on the runway; it takes off quickly and keeps the audience hooked till you disembark from the theater’s aisles.