25 January 2016 | By: Writing Buddha

Review: Airlift: Simple, Pure, Sweet Yet Effective!!! ****

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         There was a time when only Border, L.O.C Kargil and movies like Zameen were considered to be the way a patriotic movie could be made and our Bollywood didn't know any other way to make the audience feel their hidden love within them for their nation. Then the movies like Gadar, Lagaan and The Hero came in and made us their fan with a new treatment towards this genre and since then, director mostly stayed away from making any kind of patriotic movies with superstars as it was more of a risky business than profitability. But the time changed and movies like Chak De India, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Mary Kom started making us feel the love towards our nation and believe that there's still enough reason to die for our nation than live only to cuss the wrong system. Swades is a classic which was a great treatment to the subject and similarly, the latest release, Airlift, is another sensible attempt towards portraying how few people at their personal level do things for our country and still go unnoticed.  

           Airlift is a film made with pure heart and love for the nation and therefore, the topic chosen to portray the same is also perfect. It's about the evacuation of 1,70,000 Indians from Kuwait when Saddam Hussain attacked the country. The Indian Air Force and Air India pilots joined hands to bring all the Indians back to their country and the event still remains to be the biggest evacuation to ever take place on this earth. Though the makers haven't concentrated on how exactly the evacuation took place and the challenges our pilot and government faced in it but the main focus of the subject has been about how different kind of Indians with different perspectives get trapped 1000s of kilometer away and how one of them with positive mindset and a will to do something for his countrymen does something that's the substitute word for impossibility. And the makers have definitely succeeded in portraying the same on screen. It's a movie full of emotions which evokes patriotism and forces you to do something for your nation rather than sitting and cribbing about everything that's not perfect here. 

          Coming to the dialogues, they are sleek and easy still effective. The music of the movie is also very nice. The only problem I had with the movie was it's insertion of dancing and singing which seriously didn't suit this movie which was already doing well without any bajana and gaana. Performances- Akshay Kumar have managed to give one of his finest performances even when he wasn't made to do any action, comedy or romantic scene. That's what you call an actor and Kumar proves it very well. Nimrat Kaur also manages to perform her role the best as she could have though I couldn't relate with her much. Purab Kohli has given a surprisingly excellent performance in few scenes that he has. All the other actors are also perfect in their part and makes you clap for them in the end. I give this movie a good 4 stars out of 5 because this is what we want to see and not stupidities like Happy New Year and Kyaa Kool Hain Hum. 



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