Airlift 2016 info:-
Airlift 2016, On August 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. The Iraqi army took over the city within a few hours. The Kuwaiti royal family managed to escape to Saudi Arabia, leaving the state rudderless.
The city was looted and the general population subjugated and made to suffer great tragedies at the hands of the Iraqi army. Kuwait was home to almost 1,70,000 Indians, all of whom had suddenly lost all their money, were homeless and scared for their lives.
It is in this scenario that Ranjit Katyal (played by Akshay Kumar), a wealthy and powerful Indian businessman, who has always seen himself as a Kuwaiti, rather than an Indian, realizes that he no longer wields any influence on the Iraqis and that he and his family are in as much danger as anyone else.
Indian businessmen got together to form a group that would oversee the evacuation of the huge Indian contingent from war-torn Kuwait. The evacuation was no easy task, as most Indians were not ready to leave everything they had worked for so hard, for so many years.
Neither could they, as they did not have valid travel papers as the employers used to hold on to their employee passports once they landed in Kuwait, and those Kuwaiti employers were either dead or had fled by then.
Airlift 2016 Plot:-
In 1990, Indian businessman Ranjit Katyal (Akshay Kumar) is a successful Kuwait-based businessman who is very well-connected with officials in Kuwait and Baghdad and makes a happy home with his wife Amrita (Nimrat Kaur) and their daughter Simu.
He calls himself a Kuwaiti and is often derisive towards Indians. After a night of partying, Ranjit is woken up to a phone call from his friend and receives word that negotiations between Iraq and Kuwait have collapsed, and Iraqi troops have begun their invasion of Kuwait.
Iraq owes a large debt to Kuwait after the Iran–Iraq War and President Saddam Hussein of Iraq had urged Kuwait during earlier talks to reduce their oil supply so prices can rise in the market and Iraq can stabilize their economy.
When Kuwait refused and began slant-drilling into Iraqi oil fields, Saddam ordered the attack. That morning, Ranjit discovers that Kuwait is now mostly overrun by the Iraqi Army. Ranjit and Nair, his driver, go out and drive to the Indian embassy in an attempt to take their family and leave Kuwait.
They are stopped by Iraqi soldiers at a checkpoint and Nair is shot dead amidst the confusion. A shocked Ranjit is then taken to the Emir’s palace. There he meets Iraqi Republican Guard officer Major Khalaf bin Zayd (Inaamulhaq), who reveals that he was the one who pulled up to the checkpoint earlier and prevented Ranjit from any harm.
Major Khalaf, who knows Ranjit from Ranjit’s visits to Iraq, chides him but extends his friendship, ensuring Ranjit and his family’s safety from the soldiers. From there, Ranjit goes to the Indian embassy where he learns that the Kuwaiti government has fled into exile. Some 170,000 Indians in Kuwait are now stranded as refugees. Please See More Information…….
Meanwhile, Kohli is somewhat of a sluggard, but when his father (Arun Bali) recounts their tale of woe during the partition of India, Kohli is inspired to actively help Ranjit. He approaches the national airline, Air India, to lead an evacuation of the 170,000 Indians in Kuwait.
Gets the Indian embassy in Amman, Jordan to issue permits. As the Indians leave Kuwait, Ranjit comes across yet another checkpoint where he encounters hostile Iraqi soldiers who, in absence of any passports or IDs, threaten to kill Amrita.
A skirmish erupts between Ranjit and the soldiers, following which the people in Ranjit’s convoy come forward and outnumber the Iraqi soldiers. Ranjit lets them live and the convoy passes. They arrive in Jordan where planes from Air India and Indian Airlines would fly the refugees back to India.
The Indians salute Ranjit as they board the planes that will take them home. Ranjit, however, begins to feel guilty over his attitude towards Indians as he sees the Indian Tricolour. airlift 2016 full movie free download, airlift soch na sake song, airlift Akshay Kumar, airlift trailer 2016, airlift movie.
The movie ends with Ranjit indicating that he always believed India never did anything for its citizens, but after being rescued by the country he and a lot of Indians had disowned, he may not ever say that in the future again.
Airlift 2016 Cast:-
- Akshay Kumar as Ranjit Katyal, (based on Mathunny Mathews)
- Nimrat Kaur as Amrita Katyal
- Inaamulhaq as Major Khalaf bin Zayd
- Avtar Gill as Amrit Pal
- Feryna Wazheir as Tasneem
- Purab Kohli as Ibrahim Durrani
- Prakash Belawadi as George Kutty
- Pawan Chopra as Brij ( Indian ambassador in Kuwait)
- Lena as George Kutty’s wife, Deepti Jayarajan
- Kumud Mishra as Sanjeev Kohli, Joint Secretary of MEA
- Arun Bali as Bauji (Kohli’s father)
- Ninad Kamat as Kurien
- Nissar Khan as Ashok
- Kaizaad Kotwal as Behram Poonawalla
- Gunjan Malhotra as Meher Poonawalla
- Surendra Pal as External Affairs Minister
Airlift 2016 Filming:-
Principal photography was started in February 2015. The first schedule of the film was reportedly shot in Al-Hamra Palace Beach Resort in Ras Al Khaimah and Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh in early March 2015. The sets were re-created to depict Kuwait during 1990.
The second schedule of the film was shot in Bhuj, Gujarat and Rajasthan, India. Kumar and Purab Kohli reportedly learned the Arabic language for their roles. Final portions of the film were completed with the shooting of a music video for the song “Soch” in December 2015.
The soundtrack for Airlift was composed by Amaal Mallik except for one song Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi (music by Ankit Tiwari) (noted) and the lyrics were written by Kumaar.