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Airlift  ( UA ) (2016)  (Hindi)
Genre: Drama
Language: Hindi
Director: Raja Krishna Menon
Producer: Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Bhushan Kumar, Nikhil Advani, Aruna Bhatia, Vikram Malhotra, Krishan Kumar
Production Company: Emmay Entertainment Pvt, T-Series Super Cassettes Industries Ltd, ...
Music Director: Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari
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Airlift is the story of Indians stranded in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Ranjit Katyal a powerful Indian businessman, unknowingly becomes the man who all 1,70,000 Indians look up to for getting them out safely from Kuwait.  Read More...
Release Date: January 22 2016 (India)
Star Cast:
Ferena Wazeir
Ferena Wazeir
Kumud Mishra
Kumud Mishra
Prakash Belwadi
Prakash Belwadi

Rating:  3.2/5
Nowrunning Critics: 2.5/5 | External Critics: 3.8/5 | Users: 2.1/5
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Airlift Trailers & Videos   9 Videos

Nowrunning Reviews
We like stories of unlikely ordinary men who obey the call of extraordinary circumstances and turn out to be heroes. The story of one of the largest rescues is nicely packaged here as a movie and presented with Akshay Kumar at his earnest best. It takes its own sweet time to set up, but when the story proceeds, it literally 'takes off'.

Airlift Review RatingManisha Lakhe | Read Full Review

External Reviews
Airlift Review RatingSaibal Chatterjee (

Airlift is a film that every Indian, and every Bollywood buff despairing for genuinely high quality storytelling, must watch.
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Gayatri Gauri (Firstpost)

The very tone of Airlift is devoid of any drama, right till the last frame. The music supports the subtext, the camera is unobtrusive and the film simply lets the story flow. Right into your heart and your conscience.  Read Full Review

Airlift Review RatingAnanya Bhattacharya (India Today)

Raja Krishna Menon's tale of the largest evacuation in the history of the world is gritty, edge-of-the-seat and heart-stopping. However, despite all the brilliance, the last bit of the film looks hurried.   Read Full Review

Airlift Review RatingRaja Sen (rediff)

Airlift is compelling, thanks largely to a sterling performance from Akshay Kumar -- who is both suitably weary and suitably level-headed for the part -- enough to anchor the proceedings.   Read Full Review

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Victor Banerjee 
Could have been a good movie, looks like not much effort was made with the acting as well as the dialogue, movie improves towards the end, but overall over rated   Airlift User Rating

roy mukerji 
Poor acting. Akshay kumar dissapoints. Any one could have acted in this movie. Thin, monotonous and boring story line. Dont waste your time.   Airlift User Rating

Waqas Raja 
The only saving grace is that the movie is based on true events other than that the movie is very mediocre! They would have made it better!! seems like very cheap production, even the direction is not very good.   Airlift User Rating

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Good movie   Airlift User Rating

In the News
Akshay Kumar lauds Indians' airlift from South Sudan (July 18, 2016)
'Airlift' to be tax free in Bihar (February 17, 2016)
'Airlift' enters Rs.100 crore club in India (February 01, 2016)
'Airlift' took artistic liberties: External affairs ministry (January 29, 2016)
Films like 'Airlift' come once in an actor's lifetime: Akshay Kumar (January 27, 2016)
'Airlift' mints Rs.44.30 crore on opening weekend (January 26, 2016)
Akshay humbled by 'Airlift' response (January 25, 2016)
'Airlift' mints Rs.12.35 crore on opening day (January 25, 2016)
'Airlift' to release across 70 screens in Middle East (January 21, 2016)
'Airlift' team promotes film at Air India office (January 20, 2016)
Akshay Kumar likes being out of comfort zone (January 19, 2016)
My journey in showbiz like a fairytale: Nimrat Kaur (January 19, 2016)
Akshay 'honoured' to meet Operation Raahat co-ordinator (January 18, 2016)
Youth understanding importance of realistic films: Akshay (January 18, 2016)
Producers suggested making 'Airlift' as a documentary: Akshay Kumar (January 17, 2016)
Hate any kind of nation-bashing in films: Akshay Kumar (January 15, 2016)
Was intimidated to work with Akshay: Nimrat Kaur (January 13, 2016)
Felt pain of refugees during 'Airlift' shooting: Akshay (January 13, 2016)
'Airlift' character may win honours: Akshay Kumar (January 13, 2016)
'Airlift' trailer sets up a high patriotic meter (January 03, 2016)
'Airlift' will make you proud Indian: Akshay (December 29, 2015)
1990 evacuation of Indians should be in textbooks: Akshay Kumar (December 14, 2015)
Purab Kohli learns Arabic during 'Airlift' shoot (December 10, 2015)
'Airlift' can't be compared to 'Argo': Akshay (November 25, 2015)
'Airlift' can't be compared to 'Argo': Akshay (November 25, 2015)
Nimrat is an international actress: Akshay Kumar (November 24, 2015)
'Airlift' teaser gives Twinkle Khanna goosebumps (November 18, 2015)
Lena to play a Malayali woman with Akshay Kumar (November 08, 2015)
Lena in Bollywood (March 20, 2015)
It was like a dream: Nimrat Kaur on sharing the red carpet with Hollywood biggies (February 02, 2015)

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