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Airlift , the Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar starrer hit the big screens on today, 22nd January 2016 and the film has been well received by critics and public. the film is written and directed by Raja Krishna Menon. The script, written by Raja Krishna Menon developed the idea after studying the whole incident of the war, and which he subsequently expanded. The film follows Ranjit Katyal (Kumar), a Kuwait-based businessman, carries out a biggest civil operation of evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait war carried out during the reign of Iraqi emperor Saddam Hussein

The film also features Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in the lead roles, while Purab Kohli and Lena in pivotal roles. 

Airlift was released with the total number of 1,800 to 2,000 screens in India, compared to Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 which got released with 2,000 to 2,500 screens. Overseas, including Middle East, the film released with total number of 70 screens on 21 January. The film had its highest opening in Emirates with the amount of AED 900,000, breaking the records of widest released film.

The film is produced by Nikhil Advani, Monisha Adwani, Aruna Bhatia, Madhu G. Bhojwani, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Vikram Malhotra under the banners of  Abundantia Entertainment, Cape of Good Films, Emmay Entertainment, Hari Om Entertainment and T-Series and it is distributed by Prateek Entertainment.

Airlift Movie Review

Airlift is taut and gripping. At the same time, the pace through which the incidents unfold is quite slow. On the story part, its just the invasion and the subsequent evacuation of the people that is shown in an interesting manner without a dragging feel.

According to the latest reports, Airlift 1st Day Box Office Collection is ₹12.35 crore (Approx).