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AIRLIFT Preview Year’s first most awaited movie

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AIRLIFT preview :  Airlift  is an Indian war thriller film directed by Raja Krishna Menon , and starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in Lead roles. The film is Scheduled for release on 22 January 2016 . The film is based on world’s biggest civil evacuation- evacuation of Indian based in Kuwait during the Iraq- Kuwait war.

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Produced by : Nikhil Advani , Monisha Advani , Aruna Bhatia , Madhu G. Bhojwani , Bhushan Kumar , Krishan Kumar , Vikram Malhotra

Written by : Raja Krishna Menon , Suresh Nair , Rahul Nagia , Ritesh Shah

In February 2015 , principal photography was started . The first schedule of the film was reportedly shot in Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates in early March 2015 . The sets were re-created to depict Kuwait during 1990 . The Second schedule of the film was shot in Rajstan, India . Kumar and Kohil reportedly learnt Arabic language for their roles.


Thank god its really authentic with proven records when makers say BASED ON A TRUE STORY, because it’s become a fashion to write A TRUE INCIDENT without audience having a connect with any proof, and HOLLYWOOD is the biggest culprit who fools.

– Over 1 lakh +Indians were evacuated in a period of 2months in 1990 when war broke out in Kuwait. The then INDIAN GOVERNMENT did a fantastic job (yes sometimes they have no choice but to act) utilising it resources to the maximum, services of 500 planes to AIRLIFT their fellow citizens, thus entering GUNNIES BOOK OF RECORDS for biggest evacuation till date.

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Positives for AIRLIFT –


Running time is not stretched unecessarily thus keeping it crisp and to the point again hopefully

Negatives for AIRLIFT –

Low budget sometimes leads to compromise in quality.

Competition from KKHH3 and maybe wrong release date as most movies in January just don’t convert into earnings.

Those who feel too manny AKKI releases dent the collections, I don’t agree completely, Ok maybe quality of previous may create doubts but every day is a new day, so is every movie a separate identity.

Critics total average ratings – expected to be around 3. If it’s more will be heartening, if it’s less will be very damaging.

Final expectations – Keeping in mind directors previous work frankly I don’t expect something grate,but decent and watchable.Surprise me?

Becz HOPE is a TOPE which seldom shoots over the roof top. 

Shawn Kalon
Life coach, Documentary Film Maker, Theatre actor, Tech freak, Delhi Correspondent of GyanDarbar.

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