Akshay Kumar’s Airlift Is An Intimate Chunk Of Thrilling Historyz
Introduction: Based on true events of the world’s biggest evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
Genre: Drama, Thriller, History
Rank: 4.5 Stars
Starring – Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, Feryna Wazheir, Lena
Directed – Raja Krishna Menon
Produced – Bhushan Kumar, Nikhil Advani, Aruna Bhatia, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Adwani, Madhu G. Bhojwani, Vikram Malhotra
Music – Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari
Release dates – 22 January 2016
Plot: Kuwait based influential businessman, Ranjit Katyal (Akshay Kumar) enjoys a life of bliss with his wife Amrita (Nimrat Kour) and two kids. That is until Iraq invades Kuwait and Katyal along with thousands of other Indians are left fighting for survival in land that they considered their own. Ranjit suddenly finds himself facing the responsibility of getting the 1, 70,000 Indians stranded with him safely across the border and then back to their motherland.
Critic’s Review: Airlift has received highly positive reviews from the critics who have claimed it to be a totally nail biting story that keeps the audiences hooked. It has been praised for its tightly woven script that has enhanced the simple plot to convert it into a movie that makes for edge-of-the-seat entertainment. The movie received an overall rating of 4.5/5 stars from critics.
Cast and Direction: Raja Menon has emerged as a strong and talented director with complete control over his art. Akshay Kumar and Nimrit Kaourhave performed brilliantly well and even Purab Kohli has given a great performance in his role as Ibrahim. The other supporting cast has also done justice to their roles and have proved to be a great asset for the film adding value to its story. The film scores well in other areas also including its superb music and cinematography.
Why will you watch: You should watch Airlift to see Akshay Kumar deliver the performance of a lifetime, in one of the finest movies of Hindi cinema. This taught and engrossing tale is one that will leave strong impact on you as a movie lover.