Airlift (2016)

Hindi 2 hrs 10 mins Thriller, Action, Drama
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 68
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Review Summary: Airlft soars with great action and sure handed steering by Akshay Kumar. A convincing war-time thriller!

Average Critic Rating: (3.39)
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Nimrat Kaur , Feryna Wazheir , Lena , Purab Kohli
Director: Raja Krishna Menon
Release Date: 22 Jan 2016
Est. Budget: 40.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 117.0 CR

Plot: Airlift is an upcoming Indian film directed by Raja Krishna Menon, and starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in lead roles, and is scheduled for release on 22 January 2016. The film is based on biggest evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait War. This was second Indian Read more

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Airlift is a film that every Indian, and every Bollywood buff despairing for genuinely high quality storytelling, must watch.
Akshay Kumar nails the role of an unsung hero in this heart-stopping thriller
Subhash K Jha, First Post
€˜Airlift'€™, is a good film, solidly plotted, well executed and well-acted
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
After all these years, he’s proven himself to be a real khiladi
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times
Even when toasting a true story, say our movies, a superstar is worth more than a real hero
Raja Sen, Rediff
It is several steps ahead of Kumar’s other recent January releases, Baby (2015) and Special 26 (2013), and deserves all the box-office it can get. The bar has been raised and it’s about bloody time.
Suprateek Chatterjee, Huffington Post
Though it mellows down in the middle portion and might not please Akshay’s massy fans, but, for all others who love good cinema, ‘Airlift’ makes you endure the crisis in reality due to its fine cinema.
Divya Solgama, Cine Markets
Akshay Kumar anchors gripping real evacuation on 'reel'!
Ritika Handoo, Zee News
Magnificent 'Airlift' reinforces your faith in humanity
Sonia Chopra, Sify
Oh what a beauty Akshay's performance is. Old-school gallantry, contemporary tone, his measured delivery is the soul of and saviour in Airlift
Sukanya Verma, Rediff

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Airlift - All Reviews

‘Airlift’ is a gripping and patriotic film which is a must watch.
Backed by excellent filmmaking skills and cool performances of the lead stars it becomes a perfect catch for this Friday.
Just Bollywood
Pure cinema coupled with patriotism brings out Akshay Kumar’s best!
Yatharth Chauhan, Desi Martini
Airlift', continues its leading man'€™s topsy-turvy year, Kumar gave his most mature performance yet in a film nobody much cared for
Mike McCahill, The Guardian
Akshay Kumar’s film based on an untold story of the Kuwait invasion is applause worthy!
Tushar P Joshi, Bollywood Life
The biggest star in this film is not Akshay Kumar; it's the film itself, flaws and all
Tanul Thakur, First Post
On the whole, AIRLIFT is a classic film based on a real life incident that is told extremely well on screen. It is surely one of the best films to come out this year and will pick up with a strong word of mouth. Just do not miss this one!
Kiran Arora, Oye! Times
As swift as a Hollywood 'rescue thriller'
But in Raja Krishna Menon’s “Airlift”, that moment is beautifully captured
Raja Krishna Menon brings Akshay Kumar back onscreen as Ranjit Katiyal with Airlift – a film based on India’s massive evacuation of its citizens from Kuwait in 1990.
साहस, संयम और जीत की असली दास्तां 'एयरलिफ्ट'
R J Alok, Aaj Tak
Emotionally gripping and an honest narration of what had happened in Kuwait in 1990.
Kritika Goel, Desi Martini
The great Indian rescue mission
Suparna Sharma, Asian Age
This is Akshay Kumar's best ever, but the film hasn't been fair to the real-life heroes
Anna M.M. Vetticad, First Post
With minor flaws that can be overlooked, 'Airlift', is a well made film that would definitely appeal to patriotic Indians
Santa Banta
AIRLIFT brings to mind HOTEL RWANDA!
Martin D'Souza, Bollywood Trade
Marketed as a film that evokes patriotism, this one is will also work for being a thriller that holds your attention through the 130 minutes of its runtime.
Kunal Guha, Pune Mirror
Airlift' is gripping, real and straightforward
Rasha Mishra, Meri News
The film bravely tackles a subject which happened in living memory, something that Bollywood traditionally shies from, it stays gritty and realistic
Hindustan Times
With not many commercial elements, Airlift is a fine war thriller, that suit the thriller audience, best, for its nail biting content.
Andhra Wishesh
Kaun kahta hai aasmaan mein chhed ho nahin sakta Ek paththar to tabiyat se uchhalo yaaron'
Bollywood Hungama
Watch the film to get to know a slice of history most Indians have largely forgotten…
Devesh Sharma, Film Fare
Airlift', is one of Akshay Kumar'€™s best works, and the actor carries the film on his shoulders and his performance is one of its highlights
अक्षय की एक्टिंग, गजब डायरेक्शन के लिए देखें 'एयरलिफ्ट'
Airlift is a must watch film for its explosive content and flawless narration. Akshay Kumar elevates the film with his performance.
The Reporter Times
'Airlift', will be a good watch for sure especially for the patriotic people who think and believe in every bit of the countrymen and not just himself
Steven Lembart, Reporter Times
AIRLIFT brings to mind HOTEL RWANDA!
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Even before the movie hit the theatres, we have been hearing some extremely good reviews about Akshay Kumar starrer 'Airlift' and we needed to see it to believe it and we did and we are speechless. But good things need to be shared, so here we go.
India Glitz
The story is based on the real-life evacuation of 170,000 Indians caught in Kuwait, after the Iraqi invasion
Amodini, Planet Bollywood
Filmmaker Raja Krishna Menon fashions a taut, engaging feature film out of an incident which would, on paper, appear to be more worthy of a documentary
Akshay Kumar starrer is a persuasive account of the Indians who were trapped in a war zone in Kuwait
Why settle for being just about okay when you have the makings of being mesmeric!
Pink Villa
Akshay Kumar's Best Performance & Film Ever
Priyanka Prasad, Filmi Beat
Even when toasting a true story, say our movies, a superstar is worth more than a real hero
Source, Sen City
He doesn’t have much feeling for India.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
We like stories of unlikely ordinary men who obey the call of extraordinary circumstances and turn out to be heroes.
Manisha Lakhe, Nowrunning
Akshay Kumar is good, Nimrat Kaur and Purba Kohli are superb, Kumud Mishra again leaves an imapct
Box Office Capsule
Akshay Kumar pilots a gripping ‘Airlift’
Bindu Rai, Emirates 24X7
On the technical front, Amaal Mallik and Ankit Tiwari's music and background score suits the mood of the movie and Priya Seth's cinematography, Hemanti Sarkar's editing are perfect, with not many identifiable flaws. The production values are on the top notch. The key aspects of these type of movies is the narration. In that aspect, Raja Menon is perfect in giving the gripping narration to the chosen plot.
Aravind, Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
Yet, the film is a must watch for every Indian, as it tell you a story that you don’t often see in text books
Exciting, Edgy And Darkly Comic, 'Airlift' Preaches To The Patriot In You And Succeeds Awesomely
Anshul Gandhi, Mens XP
Akshay makes this a touching, heart-wrenching affair
Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times
'Airlift', works because it conveys a time when armies will attack civilians - you're struck by how IS was born from the Iraqi army's core - and raises Bollywood's generic bar
Srijana Mitra Das, The Times of India
With great camerawork, performances, this is Akshay Kumar's 'Chak De India'
Gayatri Gauri, First Post
Overall we can say, Airlift is a must watch this republic day and full entertaining movie in all senses.
Repoter Times
A spirited effort and Akshay Kumar'€™s performance are the high points of Airlift
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Udita Jhunjhunwala, Business of Cinema
Airlift soars on its own merits, but it is ultimately a flight of fantasy.
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
'Airlift', works in parts, but does not soar at any point
Sajid, Cinema Glitz
Airlift is definitely a one-time watch since it is a story of an unsung hero and also India’s proud moment.
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
Don't get me wrong. It’s not entirely unwatchable, but for the valiance it was trying to depict, it should have been nothing short of a masterpiece.
Jay Mamtora, Bolly Brit
Too real and too raw
ASIRA TARANNUM, Deccan Chronicle
A real life hero or a fictitious character conjured up by Bollywood, Airlift is a really wonderful film to watch.
Box Office Detail
The overall emotional connect and patriotic feel that the movie possesses is definitely a thing that will move every single person and makes this film a must watch this weekend.
Neha Prashar Gupta, Bollywood3
The great Indian rescue mission
Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle
Airlift is a thrilling and inspiring tale that should not be missed!
Bolly Arena