Akshay Kumar’s first release of the year Airlift, turned out to be a commercial and critical success, courtesy the heart wrenching reality of Indians stranded in Kuwait and the consequences that followed after that. While his role as Ranjit Katyal had earned him rave reviews, the film continues to win hearts. This time round, it was at International Film Festival of India (IFFI), that’s being held in Goa this year.
The prestigious film festival, which celebrates cinema across the world, had a special screening of Airlift. Further, we hear that the film ended with applause galore. Akshay Kumar, then, took to Instagram to share a picture of the team of Airlift and captioned it saying, “Heard it was packed house for the #Airlift screening at #IFFIGoa! Been almost a year since release,thank you for showering us with so much love.”
Based on one of the largest evacuation of the world and set during the invasion of Kuwait by the late Saddam Hussein, Airlift was directed by Raja Menon and also starred Nimrat Kaur, Purab Kohli in prominent roles.