Airlift Trailer Review


Indians stranded in Kuwait, waiting for their turn to return back to India. Those Indians who were settled in Kuwait during 90’s and due to Iraq invasion in Kuwait, forced them to return to India. This isn't a recent news headline, but was during 90's and is theme of upcoming film Airlift. This film is directed by Raja Krishnan Menon, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Nikhil Advani, written by Raja Krishnan Menon, Suresh Nair, Ritesh Shah, Rahul Nangia, music by Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari.

Trailer Review – Airlift the title itself was sufficient to arouse my interest to watch the trailer. I have seen the trailer like ten – twelve times. I am always excited for thriller films especially the ones with Akshay Kumar. He is undoubtedly one of my favs.  The film is based on true incidents that happened in 90’s during Kuwait when lot of Indians were evacuated by armed forces of India. It was one of the most heroic missions till date. Akshay Kumar is playing Ranjit Katyal in the film who as per film was most influential Indian in Kuwait. His life too life other Indians become hell when Iraq invades Kuwait. There are some scenes in trailer which gives you goosebumps. Some scenes looked so real. Film was shot in UAE and sets were created to give a look of Kuwait in 90’s. I was like oh my god these people must have been through hell. Casting Nimrat Kaur was a good choice. Since Akshay is playing a mature man, Nimrat seemed just apt for the role. Obviously one can expect lot of Desh-Bhakti emotional scenes in the film. Best thing is that through these type of films one can get to know what happened in past. I wasn’t aware of any such incident (provided I don’t follow news). Now after watching the trailer I did my little research on it. Such films could be over dramatic but if a good story and execution is there films like this do wonder. I remember Baby of Akshay Kumar which had a very good story line. Airlift is again by makers of D-Day and Baby. Film will release on 22nd January, 2016.

R&W Rating – 3.5/5

R&W Recommendation – This is one of the few films which audience will enjoy watching in theatres more than at home. I am putting my bet on it, what about you guys? What you think of the trailer?

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  1. D-day and baby are among my favorite triller movies. looking forward for Airlift :)

  2. Thanks for sharing this post. airlift 1st day collection was very good.