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An elite counter-intelligence unit learns of a plot, masterminded by a maniacal madman. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to track the terrorists' international tentacles and prevent them from striking at the heart of India.
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
The song Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi was sampled from Khaled song Didi. That song was also a source of inspiration for the songs Subah Sham Mat Karo Tum Ladki from Shreeman Aashique, Jee Jee from Khoon Ka Sindoor, Suno Mere Rani ji from Brahma. See more »
In the scene where the school buses are pressed into service to transport the refugees, the make of the bus is shown to be Ashok Leyland and the model is Falcon. The logo shows the name of Ashok Leyland in a font that was created only in the late 2000s and the Falcon bus was first made in 2001. The movie set in 1990 could not have these. See more »
The only thing that sets us apart is that we are Indians and not Kuwaitis. If we are together, we matter. Otherwise, we mean nothing.
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Before the end credits roll, cards stating the contributions of Mr. Mathunny Mathews and Mr. Vedi, on whose efforts this film is based, are shown. See more »
Its rare, in its extremity, for Bollywood to make a masterpiece. But Akshay kumar has now the habit to steal the audiences, Last year it was with BABY and now its AIRLIFT.
I was waiting for this movie since October and this is up to the mark,I had never review a movie but this made me to review.
As it was mentioned by Akki that every family should take their children for airlift, and I will also recommend this to you. Their is a scene which will make you shout "VANDE MATRAM" and IF YOU ARE A Indian ,YOU MUST SEEE THIS EPIC. Definitely ,you will feel proud after watching this.
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