The trailer starts, with Akshay Kumar hobnobbing with Kuwait's top leaders and businessmen. From the first look, it's obvious that Akshay Kumar, is Kuwait's successful entrepreneur and a rich businessman, and is featured on the cover page of Kuwait's top magazines.
Just as we reel in the happy and successful life of Akshay Kumar, the trailer goes downwards and depicts the tragic life of common people, when a country is at war. No richness can save a person when everything around them is burning and Akshay Kumar, is pulled out by the police / armymen from his car and is shown the gun for being a foreigner.
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While the trailer continues to show Kuwait burning, Indian nationals are trapped in the country and desperately want to get back to their homeland. Indians, are shown repeatedly contacting the Indian Government for their rescue.
At the end of the trailer, Indian nationals are shown stranded inside an office with no food supplies and no chance of survival, when all hope is lost about the Indian Government's intervention, our Indian flag is suddenly hoisted high at the Queen Alia International Airport, and the words "India's most heroic mission" is displayed in red bold.
Now back to 1990 in real life, Indian Government, had entered the Guinness Book of World Records, for rescuing 111,711 stranded Indians by airlifting them back to Mumbai. Indian Airlines, flew 488 flights to Kuwait, starting from 13 August to 11 October, 1990. The operation lasted for 59 days and successfully rescued every Indian in Kuwait.
Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur starrer Airlift is all set to hit the theatres on January 22, 2016.