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Airlift (2016)

 

 
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Posted January 27, 2016 by

 
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Critics Review: NA (0 review)
Film Bloggers Review: ★★★1/2 (2 reviews)

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Ranjit Katyal (Akshay Kumar), pebisnis India yang kaya dan berkuasa, yang selalu melihat dirinya lebih sebagai orang Kuwait dan bukan India, menyadari bahwa ia tidak lagi memiliki pengaruh terhadap orang-orang Irak. Ia juga menyadari bahwa dirinya dan keluarganya pun berada dalam bahaya yang sama dengan orang-orang lain. Tanpa disadarinya, 170.000 orang India yang berada di Kuwait berharap bahwa Ranjit dapat membawa mereka keluar dengan selamat dari kota tersebut. Airlift adalah kisah orang-orang India yang terdampar di Kuwait dalam masa-masa traumatis ini. Sebuah kisah mengenai bagaimana mereka, dengan bantuan Ranjit Katyal, berhasil selamat dari invasi ke Irak, dan meski hanya punya peluang yang kecil, mereka dapat menjalani perjalanan ribuan kilometer menyeberangi perbatasan menuju Amma, Yordania. Dari Amman, 170.000 orang India dipulangkan ke rumah mereka dalam operasi evakuasi terbesar dan paling sukses yang pernah dilakukan negara manapun, dalam sejarah dunia.

 

Ranjit Katyal (played by Akshay Kumar), a wealthy and powerful Indian businessman, who has always seen himself as a Kuwaiti, rather than an Indian, realises that he no longer wields any influence on the Iraqis, and that he and his family are in as much danger as anyone else. Ranjit unknowingly becomes the man who all 170,000 Indians look up to for getting them out safely from Kuwait. Airlift is the story of Indians stranded in Kuwait during this traumatic time. A story of how they, with the help of Ranjit Katyal, managed to survive the Iraqi invasion, and against all odds travelled a thousand kilometres across the border into Amman, Jordan. From Amman, 170,000 Indians were brought home by the largest and the most successful evacuation ever attempted by any country, in the history of the world. Over 59 days, the Indian government systematically flew over 488 Air India commercial flights into a war zone to evacuate all 1,70,000 Indians and safely bring them back home. Airlift is an uplifting and entertaining edge-of-the-seat thriller and is the story of the biggest ever human evacuation in the history of mankind.

General Information

Director: Raja Menon
Scriptwriter: Ritesh Shah, Suresh Nair, Raja Menon, Rahul Nangia
Cast: Nimrat Kaur, Akshay Kumar, Sameer Ali Khan, Feryna Wazheir, Inaamulhaq, Pawan Chopra
Running Time: 125 minutes
Release Date: 29 January 2016

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BLOGGERS REVIEW

DANIEL IRAWAN (Dan at the Movies)

More to a rescue drama than action–unlike the promos, Airlift is a well crafted true story of the daring event with great thrills. Rating: ★★★1/2

VINCENT JOSE (The Jose Movie Review)

Not consistently felt strong, Airlift still showed many interesting aspects–yet had its moments as a humanity drama. Rating: ★★★1/2

 

Last Updated: 15 February 2016


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