Saturday, 23 January 2016

Airlift - movie review

Review By : Priyanka Raina
Rating : ★★★ Stars
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Purab Kohli, Nirmat Kaur

When ever we see films on war, what reminds us -
Manoj Kumar Patriotic Films, Be it Mughal E Azam One of the Epic films or from recent one Tere Zameen , Border, etc where films are based on true & Real stories. Based on a True incident is our forthcoming film AIRLIFT which will threaten the viewers.
Airlift is based on True incident that happened in Kuwait on Aug 2nd, 1990 where it was attacked by Iraq & Kuwaitis were killed and tortured. In this , nearly about One & half Lakh Indians staying in Kuwait became scared & Didn’t know what to do as their Passports were with agents.
Now Here comes a twist,  Ranjit Katiya; (Akshay Kumar) who is settled with his family in Kuwait & is Owner of huge empire. When Kuwaitis were attacked by Iraq, He was in a shock and went to Indian Embassy to apply for Visa to get back. While going on his way, He was attacked by Kuwaitis in which his Driver was killed. When Ranjit told, He is Indian – He was brought to Major Khalaf Bin Zayd (Inaamullhaq) where He was suggested that his tickets with family will be arranged to go back.
In the mean while his wife and Kid were attacked by Kuwaitis at Home. Somehow they came to his office where other Indians were also there. When Ranjit saw his employees, he decided to that he will save everyone  so he built an Indian Camp where all 150000 Indian were accommodated.
As Indian Embassy were merged by Iraq, He managed to call Delhi to Gen Sec (Dubey) as manager was his friend. Initially Dubey did not take seriously & told he has talk to ministers,  & did hard job in getting permissions from ministers.
Also We may not know that India had sent food through Ship Tipu Sultan to Kuwait. But Iraq told that we will not accept anything from anyone, so ship had to divert its way tp Dubai, which also lost hope of Indian staying there as they were told to accommodate in Ship as Gen Sec from Delhi told Ranjit.
Then with Hard permissions, He told Air India pilots to fly and get our people back. Initially they rejected as it was risky going there. After Discussions,over 450 Air India flights came to take their Men Back. This is what INDIA can do for his Countrymen, And Also Deep message to Indian’s living abroad that when ever you are in Trouble on foreign land then you remember India.
Director Raja Menon has done a well researched story & tight script that will keep you connected & even shock you with the circumstances people faced there.
Music of the film is sensational which will touch your heart especially that song “Tu Bhula Jisse, Tujhko wo yaad karta raha” on hosting of Indian Flag at Jordan Embassy when they got permission from Delhi. On hosting of flag, there was Sigh of Relief on 150000 Indian staying there. Home is Home after all & where ever you go & Build our castles but never secured as we are in our HOMES
Character Graph: Khiladi Kumar Akshay Kumar leaves viewers with is extrawaganza perform with such a hidden story which many of us didnt know. Also Nirmat played her part well. Inaamullhaq was good in his small role and totally established his character. Also Purab Kohli is good enough.
Review : I have no words after watching film which stole my heart. AIRLIFT is a perfect release for Pre Republic Day & Every Indian should watch who thinks that India can’t do anything. India is Best and can reach any nation, and gives mesage that you may forget me But I will not forget my fellow members.
Directed By : Raja Menon
Produced By : Monisha Adwani, Nikhil Adwani, Aruna Bhatia, Manju Bhojwani, Inaamullhaq , Ferzana Wazheir, Pawan
Banner : Hari Om Entertainment, Enmay Entertainment, TSeries

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