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            Airlift (2016)

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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.

            Director:

            Raja Menon

            Writers:

            Raja Menon (story), Sonu Sinha (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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            Cast

            Cast overview, first billed only:
            Akshay Kumar ... Ranjit Katyal
            Nimrat Kaur ... Amrita Katyal
            Kumud Mishra ... Sanjeev Kohli
            Prakash Belawadi ... George
            Inaamulhaq ... Major Khalaf Bin Zayd
            Lena ... George's Wife (as Lena Kumar)
            Nissar Khan Nissar Khan ... Ashok
            Ninad Kamat Ninad Kamat ... Kurien
            Kaizaad Kotwal Kaizaad Kotwal ... Poonawalla
            Feryna Wazheir ... Tasneem
            Ajay Kumar Ajay Kumar ... Joseph
            Purab Kohli ... Ibrahim Durrani
            Gunjan Malhotra ... Meher Poonawala
            Pooja Nair Pooja Nair ... Preethi
            Taranjit Kaur ... Nair's Wife (as Taranjeet Kaur)
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            Storyline

            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

            Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

            Taglines:

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

            Genres:

            Drama | History

            Certificate:

            IIA | See all certifications »

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            Details

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            Country:

            India

            Language:

            Hindi | Malayalam | Arabic

            Release Date:

            22 January 2016 (India) See more »

            Also Known As:

            Gong-su-jak-jjeon See more »

            Filming Locations:

            Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

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            Box Office

            Budget:

            $4,400,000 (estimated)

            Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

            $9,323,484
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            Technical Specs

            Runtime:

            | (Netflix)

            Sound Mix:

            Dolby Atmos

            Color:

            Color

            Aspect Ratio:

            2.35 : 1
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            Trivia

            Overseas, including Middle East, the film released with total number of 70 screens on 21 January. See more »

            Goofs

            The school buses that were used to transport stranded Indians within Kuwait and from there to Jordan was in yellow color. In those days, the school buses were not required to be in yellow color and it became mandatory only after 2010. See more »

            Quotes

            Ranjit Katyal: 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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            Crazy Credits

            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 »

            Connections

            Referenced in Kaun Banega Crorepati?: Please Welcome Aamir Khan (2018) See more »

            Soundtracks

            Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi
            Written by : Kumaar
            Produced by: Ankit Tiwari
            Performed by: Ankit Tiwari and Arijit Singh
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            A classic that India will always be proud of
            22 January 2016 | by saurabhrathiSee all my reviews

            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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