Akshay Kumar's much awaited Airlift movie will release on 22, January 2016. This is the actor's first release in 2016 thereby drawing more viewers to the theater over the weekend.
This week also sees the release of Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 starring Tusshar Kapoor and Aftab Shivdasani in lead roles! While the movie franchise has always delivered hits in spite of it bordering on the vulgar adult comedy theme, nonetheless, it will be off no competition to Akshay's Airlift.
Airlift movie is based on the evacuation of Kuwait-based Indians during the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq.
The film's overall budget is just Rs 45 crores, out of which Rs 30 crores was spent on filming and Rs 15 crores on advertising and promotions.
Airlift Screen Count
The film is releasing in 2400 screen in India, 70 screens in UAE and 500 screens in the rest of the world.
The film will easily mint Rs 14 crores at the Box Office but if the film does manage to do better than this then it can easily cross Rs 100 crores.
Films On Patriotism
Baby, Holiday, Gabbar and now Airlift, Akshay Kumar is a proud countryman who is fond of doing films on patriotism.
This is Akshay Kumar's first big release and probably the first big hit of Bollywood in 2016, considering Wazir's total Box Office collection is still Rs 38.75 crores.
Airlift has a lot going for it, right from it bring Akshay's action war thriller, Nimrat Kaur's first movie opposite a star to it being based on true events! The film is releasing in 2400 screens in India and overseas in 500 screens. This is excluding the 70 screens in UAE, where Airlift will be released. "Delighted to inform fans of #Airlift in UAE that our film has been cleared for release. It is releasing across 70 screens in the Middle East today," Akshay tweeted.
With a total budget of 45 crores, 30 crores spent on production and 15 crores on advertising and promotions, this is one of the lowest budgeted films of Akshay in recent times! But if Akki's Box Office record in anything to go by then the film will surely mint Rs 45 crores within the first weekend thereby making Airlift a sure shot winner at the BO.
Akshay's previous films which promoted the spirit of patriotism. Baby, Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty and Gabbar were big hits, and so the expectation from Airlift is a lot.
The film is based on the evacuation of Kuwait-based Indians during 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq. The film also stars Nimrat Kaur as the leading lady and is directed by Raja Krishna Menon.