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Runway 34: Edge of the seat thriller, flying high in Australia

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.

The highly anticipated dramatic thriller inspired by true incidents, “Runway 34”, is a story about Captain Vikrant Khanna, a flying prodigy of sorts.

Captain Vikrant was determined to save the lives of 150 people when things went awry 35,000 feet above sea level.

Followed by an official investigation to determine, what and how things unravelled, this edge of the seat thriller takes a look at what happened on that fateful morning inside that cockpit and outside of it; what triggered the incident and what the incident triggered.

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The movie is produced by Ajay ‘Runway 34’ is directed and produced by Ajay Devgn, which is his second directorial venture since ‘Shivaay’ in 2016.

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 in landing at the Cochin International Airport due to bad weather and unclear visibility at 5:45 in the morning.

‘Runway 34’, starring Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Rakul Preet Singh, Angira Dhar and Aakanksha Singh, has hit theatres on April 29.

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Trailer | Runway 34

Amitabh Bachchan after ‘Thapad’ is again playing a vital role who’s creating the pace and much-required argument for what could be the truth.

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Mr Bachchan shared a heartfelt video on his Instagram, where he answered the question ‘what was that one thing which made you say yes to this film?’.

On being asked about it, he simply summed it up by saying ‘Ajay Devgn’. He further spoke about their ‘very long association’ that began with his father Veeru Devgan. He went on to talk about Veeru Devgan’s contribution to Hindi Cinema, recalling the times they’ve worked together in the past. Veeru Devgan was an Indian action choreographer, actor and film director who worked in more than 200 Bollywood films.

 

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Trailer 2 | Runway 34 

Actor Rakul Preet Singh opened up about the training she underwent for the role of a pilot in the film.

“It is one of the best scripts I heard in a long time and I jumped to bag this role. My experience playing a pilot was amazing because I love my job for the reason that you get to play different roles and learn so many different things,” she shared.

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Rakul Preet Singh, Runway 34; Image Source: Supplied

“How else would I have known how a cockpit looks? We had cockpit training for about 2 – 3 days, where there was a captain on the set who told us how the entire panel works because we shot in a real simulator, also during the entire shoot, the captain was there just to make sure that we use the right button, and use right terminology while flying a plane so it looks authentic,”

she added.

Rakul further said, “And when you step into a uniform there is a certain sense of dignity that automatically steps in – the way you walk, the way you talk, the way your language is, the way you react is very different from what a girl next door would. This is all that went into preparing for this role.”

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Song Mitra Re | Runway 34 

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