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Airlift (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 22 January 2016 (USA)
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When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen.

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Sanjeev Kohli
Prakash Belawadi ...
George
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Major Khalaf Bin Zayd
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George's Wife (as Lena Kumar)
Nissar Khan ...
Ashok
Ninad Kamat ...
Kurien
Kaizaad Kotwal ...
Poonawalla
Feryna Wazheir ...
Tasneem
Ajay Kumar ...
Joseph
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Ibrahim Durrani
Gunjan Malhotra ...
Meher Poonawala
Pooja Nair ...
Preethi
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Nair's Wife (as Taranjeet Kaur)
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It is in this scenario that Ranjit Katyal (played by Akshay Kumar), a wealthy and powerful Indian businessman, who has always seen himself as a Kuwaiti, rather than an Indian, realizes that he no longer wields any influence on the Iraqis, and that he and his family are in as much danger as anyone else. Ranjit unknowingly becomes the man who all 170,000 Indians look up to for getting them out safely from Kuwait. Airlift is the story of Indians stranded in Kuwait during this traumatic time. A story of how they, with the help of Ranjit Katyal, managed to survive the Iraqi invasion, and against all odds traveled a thousand kilometers across the border into Amman, Jordan. From Amman, 170,000 Indians were brought home by the largest and the most successful evacuation ever attempted by any country, in the history of the world. Over 59 days, the Indian government systematically flew over 488 Air India commercial flights into a war zone to evacuate all 170,000 Indians and safely bring them ... Written by T-Series

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1,70,000 refugees. 488 flights. 59 days. 1 man


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$4,400,000 (estimated)
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Purab Kohli collaborated with Akshay Kumar for the first time. See more »

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In the movie, the characters are shown as drinking and eating from Al Manama Supermarket. In reality, Al Manama Supermarket only has branches in United Arab Emirates and India but not in Kuwait. See more »

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Soch Na Sake
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Written by : Kumaar
Produced by: Amal Mallik
Performed by: Arijit Singh
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Steals Hearts!
22 January 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

After Bajrangi Bhaijaan, this one is the next heart stealer! In an industry where good films are not as often coming, movies like these are hugely treasured. Airlift is a real story where humanity is celebrated, and a movie on humanity needs to strike the right chord to enter the audience's hearts. And this one very memorably goes! Akshay Kumar gives his heart and soul to the role and is a huge reason why the movie achieves its heights. The screenplay and direction are top notch, and the music is very hum worthy. And best thing, it felt like it ended early as audiences were wanting more. Seriously Indian cinema standards will take a rise more with this movie. Highly recommended watch!


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