Airlift starring Akshay Kumar in the lead protagonist role is releasing on 22nd January. The film is based on the evacuation of Kuwait-based Indians during the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Indians.
Based on a true event, when India conducted the world's biggest civil evacuation to save the innocent civilians who got trapped in the country with no shelter. It is believed to be the largest civilian evacuation in history.
It's interval n I am highly disappointed by the director of #Airlift. How can you handle so sensitive subject so casually?It's not done.
Shiva Satyam @AsliShiva
#Airlift actions, screenplay,cinematography,editing & background score is very good. Music is ok.
Divya Khosla Kumar @iamDivyaKhosla
#Airlift gave me the jitters! Fab job by @akshaykumar @NimratOfficial & the entire @AirliftFilm Team. Good luck. Feeling #ProudToBeIndian
Twinkle Khanna @mrsfunnybones
Son saw #Airlift & said'Mom you always nag dad-he works too much -after seeing this-isn't it worth it?'One of MrK's finest films @RajaMenon
Kiaara Sandhu @KiaaraSandhu
Indian Cinema Magazine UK Review #Airlift. A Standing Oviation Film! Fantastic Direction, Background Score, Screenplay & Stunts.
Raj Kummar Rao @RajkummarRao
Airlift Amazing cast put together @akshaykumar like nvr seen before.Such a fine,controlled performance & special mention to #KumudMishra ☺️Indian Cinema Magazine UK Review #Airlift. @akshaykumar Gave Career Best Performance ever. No Doubt ! Award Worthy Performance by him.
T.A.N.U.J. G.A.R.G. @tanuj_garg
#Airlift is a noble film that evokes the patriot in you. Hugely inspiring perfs by @akshaykumar @NimratOfficial & the entire supp cast.
taran adarsh @taran_adarsh
#Airlift is a must must watch. One of the finest films to come out of the Hindi film industry. Just do not miss this one!
Pulkit AKASH Samrat @PulkitSamrat
#Airlift is @akshaykumar's best performance everrrr!!!!! Superb film n @NimratOfficial you are just fab! Clap for the team! A must watch!
Watched #Airlift its brilliant, realistic in all aspects and one the best movies of Akshay's career #Respect
The airlift event took place from 13th August to 11th October and Akshay Kumar plays the role of Ranjit Katyal, a man who played in an important role in this evacuation.
Akshay Kumar, described his role in Airlift as, "Ranjit Katyal is a man that had it all: A rich successful businessman with a prosperous family, with the world at his feet. Till one fateful night when nothing is the same again. My character is a man of his word. When war struck Kuwait, he felt it was his duty to not only get his family back home safe, but also evacuate all the Indian families that were in the same horrendous situation he was in."
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Air India holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people evacuated by a civil airline as a result of this effort. More than 170,000 Indians were stranded with Kuwait, homeless in the of few days.
Talking about why he did Airlift, "Ranjit Katyal not only saved thousands of lives, he came home and no-one even truly thanked him. This is my honest attempt at bringing respect to the man many families owe their lives to, a man whose name we should all know."
Take a look at the audiences' views on the film. Did Akshay manage to deliver his honest attempt or not! Click on the photo slider to know the views of people watching the movie, first day first show!