Airlift starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur, has been one of the most anticipated films of 2016.
Partly because it sees Akshay Kumar going back to the genre of action films, after asinine comedies, and also partly because it is based on true events – the evacuation of Indians during the Iraq-Kuwait war of 1990.
Iraq had invaded Kuwait and an emergency situation followed amidst panic and chaos. In an astounding feat of bravery, 111,000 people were evacuated from Kuwait to Mumbai. A total of 488 flights were used to cover a total distance of 4117 kilometres.
The film is directed by Raja Krishna Menon and is set to release on January 26th, Republic Day.