Movie Review: Airlift (2016)

Box Office: Super Hit

Airlift-Official-PosterAIRLIFT is an edge-of-the-seat entertaining thriller. The story, based on a true event, is set in 1990 in Kuwait, the time of the Gulf War when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. The film has Akshay Kumar, playing Ranjit Katyal, a wealthy and powerful Indian businessman, who initially considers himself a Kuwaiti rather than an Indian. But after finding himself and the lives of his family in danger, eventually becomes the man who helps evacuate 170,000 Indians from Kuwait and brings them back safely to India. Over 59 days, 488 Air India commercial airliners were flown into a war zone to evacuate 170,000 Indians and bring them back home safely.

AIRLIFT is the story of the largest human evacuation in history, which has also found its way to the Guinness Book Of World Records. In a cynical world, where one often wonders what the country has done for them, this is a stark reminder of what the country did, not for one or ten, but for 170,000 of its own. An event which has almost been lost in the sands of history, but an event we all need to remember.


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Positive Reviews
4.5 “AIRLIFT is a classic film based on a real life incident that is told extremely well on screen”
4.5 “Airlift is the story of unparalleled courage and unsung heroes. “
4.0 “Airlift is a film that every Indian, and every Bollywood buff despairing for genuinely high quality storytelling, must watch. “
NDTV Movies
4.0 “Airlift is film a must watch. Don’t miss it.”
4.0 “It’s an incredible story – one that makes you feel patriotic, but more importantly, reinforces your faith in humanity. “
3.5 “Airlift is the movie to watch this weekend! A must watch for every Indian!”
3.5 “After BABY, Akshay Kumar delivers yet another thriller with deadpan calm. “
3.5 “A must watch for every Indian. Remember this will make you believe in what Indians can do when ‘united’.”
3.5 “Akshay makes this a touching, heart-wrenching affair”
3.5 “Airlift, on one hand, is very real but at times fails to keep the audience on the edge of their seats that one would expect from a rescue thriller.”
3.5 “Akshay Kumar film is well executed and well-acted”
3.0 “Akshay is impressive”
Rediff: Raja Sen
3.0 “The very real story of an ordinary man being pushed to heroism”
DNA India
3.0 “Airlift is a perfect Republic day weekend watch.”
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