By Sayan Roy,
Akshay Kumar’s Airlift is the much-awaited film of 2016 and Khiladi never disappoints his fans. Airlift is based on Gulf War 1990. Iraq attacked Kuwait, causing ruthless slaughter of the citizens. More than 1.5 lacks of Indians were lost their identity in Kuwait; afraid, helpless, hungry, unable to escape from the catastrophic violence which was shaking the entire world, the film narrates the story of world’s biggest civil evacuation. The story enrols how these people gets out of the situation with the help of Indian Government. Raja Krishna Menon’s directorial debut in Bollywood.‘Airlift’ couldn’t be any better, he has hit straight, deep down our hearts. The film Stares Akshay Kumar & Nimrat Kaur in the lead roles. Khiladi seems to be the perfect man for this job. Akshay Kumar played Ranjit Katyal one of the most influential Kuwaiti businessmen who become suddenly become moneyless and homeless after the war. After the military aircraft faced difficulties in airspace clearances, it was decided that civilian aircraft would be used. How the Indian government with the help of Akshay Kumar, managed to survive the Iraqi invasion & airlifted over 1,70,000 Indians from Kuwait forms the remaining story.
Coming to the performances, Akshay Kumar one of the best and most versatile actors in the Indian industry today delivered another terrific performance. His look, body language, dialogue delivery, the intensity and pain in his eyes added liveliness to the character. Nimrat Kaur the launch box actress plays Amrita his wife gave genuine support to the performance. Prakash Belawadi and Purab Kohli are the special mentions in the supporting roles. Priya Seth’s cinematography & Hemanti Sarkar’s editing are appreciable and very impressive. The film was shot extensively in Arab & Rajasthan. It is a 2 hours & 10 minutes film, it did seem slower at times and probably could be wrapped a bit faster. But the director managed to hold the seats of the audiences with the power pack thrill.
From darkness moving towards the light, from disappointment to the hope and from insolvency to a new life, ‘Airlift’ is more than a war film. It’s an emotional journey. Airlift is a good watch for the patriotic people who think and believe in every bit of the countrymen and who has the courage to do good thing for the country. It is defiantly a good watch! If you are even busy manage it out and go watch Airlift.