Thrills And Chills: Airlift Will Unfold The Episode Of 1990


Looks like Akshay Kumar has found his niche with movies like Baby, Special 26, and now Airlift! The man seems to be living up to his nickname of AK-47!

We believe he deserves to be forgiven for Singh Is Bling after watching the teaser of Airlift.

The teaser starts with covers of magazines spreading over the whole screen. On these covers, Ranjit Katyal, portrayed by Kumar is shown flaunting his charm as a successful Kuwait-based business tycoon. The teaser then shifts to a serious mode, tragedy strikes Kuwait when Iraq under Saddam Hussain’s played an indispensable role during Iraq’s invasion in 1990 which is known as The Gulf War.

Katyal and his family are thrown into a whirlpool of turmoil, while Kuwait seems to fall down in pieces of terror and anguish. Watching the teaser is bound to give you goosebumps. Especially when Kumar says ‘Aaj unhe bacha sakta hai toh sirf woh desh…’, watch the teaser to know for yourself!

Ranjit Katyal played an indispensable role in saving the lives of over 1,70,000 Indians, who were stuck in Kuwait. He was a beacon of hope, and a hero for the Indians stuck amidst the chaos.

The air rescue mission (thus the name- Airlift) of 1990 through Air India, which lasted for 59 days, was executed with utter efficiency by India. It has been recorded in the Guinness Book Of World Records for being the World’s Largest Air Evacuation Mission.

It so happens that at times books record events, dates, death tolls and property loss. What is missed out are names of those who made things happen, who saved lives, who prevented mass destruction. One such name is of Ranjit Katyal.

Akshay Kumar's Airlift First Look Poster

Kumar’s main motive of making this movie is to send out a bigger message. In a recent interview, he mentioned how he wants history books to record Katyal’s efforts, he says that he wants children to learn about the ‘Airlift’ evacuation mission.

We feel that it’s a commendable effort- bringing an important event under light through means of entertainment. Something that many filmmakers and actors can learn from.

We are getting an inexplicable surge of excitement for Airlift  because it narrates the story of a man’s contribution for the safety of his country. It’s a tribute to him, a message of gratitude for what he has done for India. Moreover, it’s a tribute to the nation that we belong to.

Anticipations suggest that this movie will be Kumar’s best work till date! Although we have high hopes, time will be the best judge about the fate of this movie.

Airlift, which releases on the January 22nd,2016 is directed by Raja Menon and also features Nimrat Kaur, Feryna Wazheir in prominent roles.

Catch the trailer here:

Aamina Rahim

The Viewspaper