Airlift (U/A)
22/Jan/2016 125minutes

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Real, Gripping and Inspiring

This action thriller had a high chance of going melodramatic and being over the top filmy but the director and actors kept it very real and engaging for most of the film. The detailing, the setting and the cinematography is praise-worthy. Even the dialogues were very well written and delivered by th...(more)

Source: Divay Agarwal, MovieCrow


Akshay Kumar's film based on an untold story of the Kuwait invasion is applause worthy!

Akshay is completely at ease and shows remarkable versatility in being able to go from being a rick cocky Kuwaiti to a helpless Indian trying to save his family. There are several edge of the seat moments in Airlift that work, mainly because you are rooting and hoping that these people return home s...(more)

Source: Tushar P Joshi, Bollywood Life


AIRLIFT is a classic film based on a real life incident that is told extremely well on screen.

Akshay Kumar has delivered his career's best performance in AIRLIFT. He is outstanding! He is clearly the soul of the film. It is clear, this is not merely a film. He's willing to give it his all. The transformation from a man who lived for himself to a man possessed with the well being of his fello...(more)

Source: Bollywood Hungama News Network, Bollywood Hungama


The very real story of an ordinary man being pushed to heroism

Airlift therefore, falls into the realm of a regular drama/thriller, with a few real-life references. Ranjeet Katiyal (Akshay Kumar) is an ambitious, go-getter Indian settled in Kuwait with his wife (Nimrat Kaur) and child. He has no love for his country (not even its music); in fact Ranjeet conside...(more)



Akshay Kumar is impressive in Airlift

Airlift ends by informing us that there were two admirable Indian expatriates -- a Mr Matthews and a Mr Vedi -- who masterminded the dramatic rescue operation, and that both of them were amalgamated into Kumar's character.Even when toasting a true story, say our movies, a superstar is worth more tha...(more)

Source: Raja Sen.,


Akshay Kumar nails the role of an unsung hero in this heart-stopping thriller

Airlift is first and foremost a heart-stopping thriller. It�s the story of a man whose heroism is awakened in the hour of crisis. Some of the most engrossing moments in the deviously-scripted political thriller find Ranjit Katyal making contact with an officer in the Minister Of External officers in...(more)

Source: Subhash K Jha ,


Airlift is a film that every Indian, and every Bollywood buff despairing for genuinely high quality storytelling, must watch.

Airlift is a rare megastar vehicle that derives obvious benefits from the lead actor's magnetism without subjugating itself to the need to make the most of his presence in the cast. Airlift, at the outset, has a party song that is inevitably hijacked by the male protagonist. (more)

Source: Saibal Chatterjee , NDTV Movies


Akshay�s film is well executed and well-acted

Airlift plays it right, and gives us drama, even if things slow down and turn a trifle repetitious post interval. But overall, �Airlift� is a good film, solidly plotted, well executed and well-acted. Just lose the songs, and the occasional underlined background music the next time, (more)

Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express

User Reviews


Gowtham Viswanath

Airlift was a successful mission with the accuracy on details having been worked on highly. While detailing lent its support very effectively for the move the Movie was short on extravagant aspect, away from the convention. Striking out the demand would yet leave a very good Flick and no disappointi... (more)


Arun Sundar

Airlift not so impressive as the reviews suggest..Akshay was perfect but screenplay is slow and not very exciting. One time watch!! (more)

BO Report World Wide

Country 2nd Weekend 3rd Weekend 4th Weekend 5thweekend 6th Weekend 7th Weekend Life Time Collection Opening Day Opening Weekend
Australia (A$) 257900.00 60338.00 13222.00 1170.00 --- --- --- --- 196600.00
Malaysia (MYR) 23951.00 27765.00 --- --- --- --- --- --- 20976.00
India (Rs) --- --- --- --- --- --- 1286000000.00 123500000.00 443000000.00
USA ($) 718510.00 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 700340.00
Canada ($) --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 115593.00
UK (€ ) 163723.00 66406.00 29766.00 15478.00 3675.00 738.00 --- --- 168116.00

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Soch Na Sake” Kumaar Amaal Mallik, Arijit Singh & Tulsi Kumar Listen
3 “TU BHOOLA JISE” Kumaar K.K. Listen
4 “Audio Juke Box” Listen