The film doesn’t spend too much time taxiing on the runway; it takes off quickly and keeps you hooked till you disembark from the theatre’s aisles. ‘Runway 34’ is earning appreciation for its VFX and technical finesse. Speaking about the same, Ajay told BT, “The audience found the flight sequence absolutely taut and gripping because everyone who has ever flown must have also experienced some degree of turbulence at some point. That is the USP of the film — the thrill of the flight finally landing and also the intense courtroom drama between the characters played by Amitabh Bachchan, Rakul Preet Singh, Boman Irani and me.”
Runway 34 - 2022 Indian Hindi-language thriller film
Directed by Ajay Devgn, this film is said to be inspired from the 2015 Doha-Kochi flight incident wherein an aircraft avoided a disaster after facing difficulties due to poor visibility. With Ajay Devgn essaying the lead, Rakul Preet Singh plays his co-pilot. Amitabh Bachchan and Boman Irani are seen essaying pivotal parts in this film.
The third directorial venture of Ajay Devgn, Runway 34 was released theatrically on 29 April 2022
- Inspired by true incidents, Runway 34 revolves around Captain Vikrant Khanna played by Ajay Devgn, a flying prodigy, whose flight takes a mysterious course after take-off from an international destination.
- The film was originally titled Mayday. The official announcement of the film was made on 7 November 2020 and principal photography began on 11 December 2020 in Hyderabad. In November 2021, the name of the upcoming film was changed to Runway 34. The film was wrapped on 17 December 2021.
- Ajay Devgn starrer has indeed benefited from the Eid holiday. The film started as an underperformer but slowly picked up owing to the positive word of mouth. The first Tuesday has brought in some good money and below are all the details you need! So far, the film has collected 17.15 crores at the box office. The Eid celebrations were expected to turn a happy day for Runway 34 as well and while the benefit wasn’t used to its best, the numbers aren’t disappointing either.
- As per the early trends flowing in, Runway 34 has made collections in the range of 3-4 crores on its Day 5. The Amitabh Bachchan starrer will now stand somewhere around 20.15-21.15 crores after its first Tuesday.
The film is inspired by the true event of the Jet Airways Doha to Kochi flight 9W 555, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft that had a narrow escape on 18 August 2015, after facing difficulties to land at the Cochin International Airport due to bad weather and unclear visibility at 5:45 in the morning and had to be diverted to Trivandrum International Airport.