Runway 34 Movie Review: An Oppurtunity Lost!

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Runway 34 Review

Choppy screenplay spoils the party!

Runway 34 Movie Review

Runway 34 is a thriller which is reportedly based on a real-life incident. The film is directed by Ajay Devgn, who also plays the lead role of a pilot in the film. While both the trailers of the film looked intense and promising, but does the movie actually live-up to the expectations? Let's find out.

The film starts off well, and does a good job initially in setting-up the premise. The film's good start makes you to wait in anticipation of great things ahead. But, the film fails to satisfactorily serve its audience, as it quickly empties itself with nothing left for the viewers who are left hanging wanting for more. After a certain point in the film, the movie just wanders going nowhere, and at times it really tests our patience.

Ajay Devgn, who is a pilot in the film and also the pilot of the film, crash lands both the plane and the film. As soon as the plane in the film crash lands, the film also crash lands, and thereafter you just want the film to come to its point quickly so that you can go home.

After the first half, the film goes on a fishing expedition in stagnant waters and fails to find a single fish. This mediocre attempt at storytelling effectively overshadows the good work by all the other departments. Ajay Devgn is an excellent actor, there is no doubt about that; he has proved that yet again in this film. But, his film directing skills are debatable. After directing the strictly average 'U Me aur Hum' and the below-average headache called 'Shivaay', Ajay Devgn should have left the director's chair for someone else to occupy. There are many talented directors in the industry who would've done a lot better job. 

When we had reviewed 'Shivaay' back in 2016, even though we didn't like the film and thought it deserved only a maximum of 1.5 stars, we were quite liberal in our review and gave it 2.5/5, because we didn't want to trash a film which had big investments to recover. And, 'Runway 34' has the same problems that 'Shivaay' had, both the films are directionless.

'Runway 34' is a technically sound film. Every department, be it the graphics, cinematography, bgm or sets and costumes, has done an excellent job. Some sequences in the film are genuinely enjoyable and are hair-raising. Individual scenes are indeed really nice, but they don't coalesce well together as a film.

Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet, Amitabh Bachchan and Boman Irani have done well playing their respective characters.

If the trailer intrigues you, you can watch the film once in the theatre. If not, and if you are already subscribed to amazon prime, wait for its digital release.

Rating - 2.5/5

- Review by Aditya.

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