10 user 4 critic
1:28 | Trailer
In 2014, a group of Malayali nurses was captured when terrorists took over the city of Tikrit in Iraq. This movie recounts the ordeal suffered by the nurses following their capture.


Mahesh Narayan


Mahesh Narayan (screenplay and dialogue), P.V. Shajikumar (screenplay and dialogue)
Top Rated Malayalam Movies #26 | 11 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Top Rated Malayalam Movies

Discover the top 50 Malayalam movies as rated by IMDb users – from all-time favorites to recent hits.

See more



Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Prasad and Sreeja enter wedlock and move to a new place to continue the rest of their lives. Unfortunate events begin to take place after Prasad, a small-time thief, robs Sreeja's gold chain during a bus journey.

Director: Dileesh Pothan
Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Suraaj Venjarammoodu, Nimisha Sajayan
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Mahesh, a studio photographer and studio owner gets into a fight and loses. He ends up taking revenge which leads to certain realizations in his life.

Director: Dileesh Pothan
Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Aparna Balamurali, Soubin Shahir
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Vincent Pepe who wanted to be a powerful leader of a righteous gang that ruled the city, like his seniors. And then there's the rival clan with the malicious gangsters of Angamaly a locale on which the film is based.

Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery
Stars: Antony Varghese, Sarath Kumar, Tito Wilson
Traffic (2011)
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The lives of some different people get intertwined when a girl is in urgent need of a heart transplant with the only heart donor being many miles of traffic away.

Director: Rajesh Pillai
Stars: Sreenivasan, Kunchacko Boban, Sudip Joshy
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Based on the real life love story of Moideen and Kanchanamala, which happened in 1960s in the backdrop of Calicut.

Director: R.S. Vimal
Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Parvathy, Saikumar
Godha (2017)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Captain, a former wrestler, sends his son Das to Punjab for higher studies. Once there, Das falls in love with Aditi, a champion wrestler, who inspires him to pursue the sport.

Director: Basil Joseph
Stars: Tovino Thomas, Renji Panicker, Wamiqa Gabbi
Memories III (2013)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Sam Alex, a drunkard ex-cop, is forced to investigate a series of murders which are committed in the same pattern. His search leads to a serial killer, and something more than what he expected.

Director: Jeethu Joseph
Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Sreejith Ravi, Vijayaraghavan
Mumbai Police (2013)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

ACP Antony is the only one who knows the truth behind ACP Aaryan's murder. Antony meets with an accident, losing his memory and is unable to reveal the killer. He is forced to investigate the murder again hoping that he remembers something.

Director: Roshan Andrews
Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Jayasurya, Rahman
Pathemari (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Narrates both the hardships and happiness that Gulf life has provided to Malayalees. The period from 1960 to the present form the context of the story.

Directors: Salim Ahmed, Salim Ahmed
Stars: Mammootty, Sreenivasan, Jewel Mary
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Krishnan embarks on a journey to find his childhood friend Ganga, whose life he suspects to be in danger.

Director: Rajeev Ravi
Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Vinayakan, Shaun Romy
Charlie VII (2015)
Drama | Musical | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young, nonconforming woman named Tessa gets entangled in a cat-and-mouse chase in the by-lanes of Kerala, hunting for a mysterious artist who previously lived in her apartment.

Director: Martin Prakkat
Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Parvathy, Aparna Gopinath
Classmates (2006)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

College classmates meet for a 10-year reunion, which does not go as smoothly as planned. Love is discovered, friendships are broken and secrets about tragic events in the past are revealed.

Director: Lal Jose
Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indrajith Sukumaran, Kavya Madhavan


Credited cast:
Parvathy ... Sameera
Fahadh Faasil ... Manoj Abraham
Kunchacko Boban ... Shaheed
Prakash Belawadi ... Rajan
Divya Prabha ... Jincy
Asif Ali ... Faizal (Extended Cameo)
Satish Sharma ... Shukla
Prem Prakash ... Jayamohan
Eric Zachariah ... Ibrahim aka Ibru
Alencier Ley Lopez ... Sameera's Father
Parvathi T. ... Shaheed's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Devi Ajith ... Dr. Susan
Tiger Ali Tiger Ali ... Old Rebel Leader
Ujjwal Chopra Ujjwal Chopra ... Yosuf
Sreeja Das ... Nurse


In 2014, a group of Malayali nurses was captured when terrorists took over the city of Tikrit in Iraq. This movie recounts the ordeal suffered by the nurses following their capture.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

nurse | ordeal | terrorist | iraq | tikrit | See All (14) »


Save one life you're a Hero. Save hundred lives you're a Nurse.


Action | Drama | Thriller


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

Official Facebook





Release Date:

7 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kerala, India See more »


Box Office


INR 60,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Referenced in Oru Cinemakkaran (2017) See more »


Written by Rafeeq Ahammed
Produced by Shaan Rahman
Performed by Hesham Abdul Wahab
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not Gullible Enough
7 October 2017 | by CobertNeedeSee all my reviews

Take Off might a handful of those films which essay the emotions of those events that happened in real life into the wide screen with an array of exemplary actors and actresses. Take Off doesn't fail as a film but it fails as a theme to capture the minds of the avid film lovers into the true nature of the belief system existing nowadays. Take Off takes us into the various atmospheres, succeeding at some and failing at a few. Although i liked how the Malayalam industry is progressing into making a class film with some really good themes to prey upon, it should not also forget that developing something too much can also result in downfall. Take Off might be a film that will be praised for a short while, but in the long run films better than this will take its spot.

In terms of the story and screenplay, Take Off has shone brightly, with some technical glitches aside Take Off is a masterpiece in color grading and exemplary cinematography. The Cinematography done by Sanu Varghese is truly magnificent, providing a platform for the viewers to choose upon. The other technical aspects have been dealt with nicely, with nail biting score and composing, Take Off is a film that you should grab your seats for. The screenplay covers the shame induced by the story. Even though the film has laid out a fundamental theme that could have been developed better, the ongoing screenplay between the various amount of characters was shown clinically beautiful, laboring the need for a better screenwriter next time.

Overall, Take Off should have been a film that would have been termed a 'masterpiece' but it falls a little short of that at the end. Take Off is a must watch for everyone ; Patriotism, Action, Emotions and aesthetically present humor is vividly brought the screen by a solid script and a perfectly molded cast.

8.4 / 10


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed