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MOVIE REVIEW: Runway 34

By Gitanjali Chak Email By Gitanjali  Chak
June 2022
MOVIE REVIEW: Runway 34

Runway 34

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Rakul Preet Singh

Producer: Ajay Devgn

Director: Ajay Devgn

Music Director: Amar Mohile

Ajay Devgn is back after a hiatus with his third directorial. Inspired by a real-life incident (when a Doha to Kochi flight had a narrow escape in 2015) as well as Hollywood films like Flight and Sully, Devgn’s Runway 34 makes for a gripping aviation drama—an unexciting and loophole-ridden second half notwithstanding.

Captain Vikrant Khanna (Ajay Devgn) is an exceptionally talented but maverick pilot who finds himself in a life-and-death situation on that fateful flight. He eventually decides to land the plane on Runway 34 in Trivandrum, despite severe turbulence with zero visibility. The first half is tense and riveting, the panic palpable. The director, the writers, and the visual effects team deserve to be lauded for this segment which has you on the edge of your seat.

The film plummets in the second half when Amitabh Bachchan enters the picture as the pompous investigator Narayan Vedant. The closed-door trial, rather disappointingly, lacks sting, though occasionally, there is humor in the sparring between Devgn and Bachchan.

Ajay Devgn, of course, powers the film. But it is Rakul Preet Singh, playing his co-pilot Tanya Albuquerque, who gives a solid account of herself despite being relegated to playing second fiddle. The weakest links ironically are Amitabh Bachchan and Boman Irani who plays the owner of a rival airlines.

TOP 10 SONGS

  1.  Naacho Naacho (RRR)
  2.  Saami Saami (Pushpa)
  3.  Maiyya Mainu (Jersey)
  4.  Dholida (Gangubai Kathiawadi)
  5.  Whistle Baja (Heropanti 2)
  6.  Mehabooba (KGF 2)
  7.  Badhaai Do (Badhaai Do)
  8.  Jaan Hai Meri (Radhe Shyam)
  9.  Macha Macha Re (Dasvi)
  10.  Chaka Chak (Atrangi Re)

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Dasvi

 

 

TOP 10 MOVIES

  1.  KGF 2
  2.  RRR
  3.  The Kashmir Files
  4.  Gangubai Kathiawadi
  5.  Jalsa
  6.  Dasvi
  7.  Runway 34
  8.  Heropanti 2
  9.  Jersey
  10.  Thar

 

 

 


 

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