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'Airlift' tweet review: Akshay Kumar's gritty performance makes it an enormously accomplished thriller

Divya Pal | News18.com divyapal2013

First published: January 22, 2016, 10:16 AM IST | Updated: January 22, 2016
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'Airlift' tweet review: Akshay Kumar's gritty performance makes it an enormously accomplished thriller
The film revolves around the efforts that were made to Indian commercial pilots who undertook 488 flights over 59 days to evacuate 1,70,000 Indians from Kuwait after it was invaded by Saddam Hussein.

After a busy 2015, which saw four of his major releases, actor Akshay Kumar is back with yet another gripping tale - the first of 2016. Set in Kuwait that too at the time when Saddam Husain had invaded the country, the political drama 'Airlift' talks about India's biggest mission.

The film revolves around the efforts that were made to Indian commercial pilots who undertook 488 flights over 59 days to evacuate 1,70,000 Indians from Kuwait after it was invaded by Saddam Hussein.

While the entire operation was conducted secretively and didn't make news when it was carried out, it successfully entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest human evacuation that has ever happened in the history.

Will Akshay who loves to be different, do justice to his role of rich successful businessman Ranjit Katyal? Will the film be as gripping and powerful as 'Baby' and 'Gabbar Is Back'?

Divya Pal is inside the theater to live tweet the experience.

10.10 AM It is time to be airlifted into that genre of Akshay Kumar's films which we all love - thriller! #Airlift

10.20 AM Will @akshaykumar's #Airlift be an edge-of-the-seat war thriller? Let's find out.

10.25 AM Directed by Raja Menon, #Airlift features @akshaykumar and @NimratOfficial in key roles.

10.30 AM #Airlift is the story of evacuation of 1,70,000 Indians from Kuwait during Iraq-Kuwait war.

10.40 AM This is so beautiful. The fusion of Indian and Arabic music in the song De Di. Love the impact of our desi shehnai. #Airlift

10.45 AM War has never helped anyone. Buildingsbeing blown away, people being killed - this is what Iraq-Kuwait war also resulted in #Airlift

11.02 AM Being trapped in a war zone is the most traumatising situation one can ever be in. @akshaykumar's #Airlift shows it really well.

11.15 AM Commoners being the biggest causality is the most disturbing and poignant aspect of any war. Director Raja Menon explains it well. #Airlift

11.02 AM Being selfish during a tense situation is easy; being selfless and help everyone is just so tough. #Airlift

11.05 AM The transformation of a shrewd businessman Ranjit Katyal aka @akshaykumar into potential messiah is persuasive. #Airlift

11.07 AM Saath hain toh kuch hain, warna nothing : @akshaykumar's dialogue explains the strength that lies in unity #Airlift

11.08 AM The casual attitude of Indian govt servants stands in stark contrast to the helplessness of 1,70,000 natives trapped in Kuwait #Airlift

11.09 AM .@NimratOfficial indifferent attitude towards the devastating situation of Indians and keenness to save her family is convincing. #Airlift

11.11 AM Prakash Belawadi deserves to be seen in more films. He is good with his constant complaints about the camp, lack of discipline #Airlift

11.13 AM .@Purab_Kohli as one of the saviours in #Airlift has done a good job. You'll fall for his kindness.

11.17AM #Airlift is so gritty, tragic and gripping.

11.23 AM Finally, we get to hear Punjabi beats! Goes well with the sudden turn of events. #Airlift

11.30 AM It's interval. No dull moments so far. Narrative moves at a brisk pace. Expecting second half to be equally powerful. #Airlift.

11.40 AM Wow! @NimratOfficial gets a huge round of applause as she defends husband @akshaykumar. #Airlift

11.50 AM Jitthey sir da sai utthey mai: @NimratOfficial's dialogue is so apt to define their relationship. #Airlift

12.01 PM @akshaykumar manages to bring some humour even in a highly tense situation. #Airlift

12. 10 PM Don't be surprised if your eyes go moist. Yes, display of unity in the most trying moments does that. #Airlift

12.13 PM People are clearly loving #Airlift. Hall erupts into cheer and claps as Indian flag - the only hope for the natives - is displayed.

12.15 PM Every moment in #Airlift has been executed so well that it will remain with you for a long time. @akshaykumar

12.20 PM When you watch #Airlift, it will make you respect, honour and never forget the unsung heroes. A great lesson to learn.

12.22 PM Frankly, only @akshaykumar could have pulled off the role of Ranjit Katyal so convincingly. Can't imagine any other actor. #Airlift

12.23 PM @akshaykumar's outburst, attempts to save Indians, and transformation into a true patriot is the strongest point of #Airlift

12.25 PM @NimratOfficial is the right foil to @akshaykumar. We wish to see them both in many more films. #Airlift

12.27 PM Other than the evacuation scene which could have been made more detailed, director Menon keeps #Airlift very real and gritty

12.29 PM Go ahead, watch #Airlift to enjoy long extended #RepublicDay weekend

12.30 PM Thank you for staying with us throughout the tweet review of #Airlift

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