Ranjit Katiyal, a ruthless Indian businessman, leads a happy and successful life in Kuwait with his family. He has just struck a deal with the Emir of Kuwait. Soon, Iraq invades Kuwait and Ranjit finds himself playing the role of a Rescuer flitting between Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan managing help from wherever it comes, risking his and his family’s life. Ranjit unknowingly becomes the man who all 170,000 Indians look up to for getting them out safely from Kuwait. Airlift is the story of Indians stranded in Kuwait during this traumatic time. A story of how they, with the help of Ranjit Katyal, managed to survive the Iraqi invasion, and against all odds traveled a thousand kilometers across the border into Amman, Jordan. From Amman, these stranded people were brought home by the largest and the most successful evacuation ever attempted by any country, in the history of the world. Over 59 days, the Indian government systematically flew over 488 Air India commercial flights into a war zone to evacuate all 170,000 Indians and safely bring them.
HINDI l 2016
ACTION l DRAMA l HISTORY l 130 MIN l DCP l COLOR
Director: Raja Krishna Menon
Raja Krishna Menon is an Indian film writer, director and producer. He started of as an advertisement film director and later moved to feature films. He has directed three Bollywood films. An Engineering graduate, Menon was involved in creative pursuits throughout college. After his graduation, Menon assisted D. Radhakrishnan, an ad film director and still photographer. Soon, he started editing commercials and got into the business of creating trailers for Bollywood films. His early films included ‘Raja Hindustani’, ‘Army’ and ‘Loafer’. Menon then moved on to advertisement commercials and has made over 300 commercials till date. In 2003, Menon wrote, directed and produced his first feature film titled ‘Bas Yun Hi’ starring Nandita Das and Purab Kohli. In 2009 he wrote, produced and directed his second feature film ‘Barah Aana’ starring Naseeruddin Shah, Vijay Raaz, and Italian actress Violante Placido. The film was a critical success. ‘Airlift’ is his third feature.
Sameer Ali Khan
Produced by Nikhil Advani, Monisha Adwani, Aruna Bhatia, Madhu G. Bhojwani, Bhushan Kumar,Krishan Kumar, Vikram Malhotra
Written by Raja Krishna Menon, Suresh Nair, Rahul Nangia, Ritesh Shah
Cinematography: Priya Seth
Music: Arijit Dutta
Editor: Hemanti Sarkar
Production Company: Abundantia Entertainment, Cape of Good Films, Emmay Entertainment, Hari Om Entertainment, T-Series