This is the New Year blast of the Khiladi of the industry Akshay Kumar. Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur’s Airlift hit the screens yesterday on January 22 and the Akshay Kumar’s starrer box office collections have got off to a fine start with Rs 17.64 crore earnings on day 1 as we can expect from the Akshay.
Airlift first day box office collection and success proves the power of the real man of the industry, especially as the first few movies of the year has disappointed Airlift has already got a thumbs-up from B-Town and there is also a talk of Rs 100 crore earnings figure doing the rounds. This is the magic of Akshay which is able to boom the ticket windows of the cinema hall, considering the movie is released on a working day.
Airlift movie is made with 30 crores budget and makers spent 15 crores for the promotion of the movie, so total budget is 45 crores. It is releasing over 2400 screens in India, in international markets movie is distributed by B4U company scheduled for release on 500 screens.
Raja Krishna Menon’s film, Airlift is based on real life incidents which will be an action-packed movie with lots of action sequences. The movie is a depiction of the real situation of 1990 of the greatest evacuation of Indians during Iraq-Kuwait war. The film will show India’s historical win of evacuating 1.70 lakh refugees from war-hit Kuwait.
It is August, 1990. Kuwait-based Indian businessman Ranjit Katyal (Akshay Kumar) is awoken rudely from slumber by the news that Iraqi forces have attacked the city. It is the sort of awakening that shakes loose Katyal from his cocooned wealthy life, which he shares with his wife Amrita (Nimrat Kaur) and young daughter, forcing him to deal with a series of dangerous situations and leading to the evacuation of more than a lakh Indian stuck between Saddam Hussain’s brutal forces.
Overall, ‘Airlift’ is a good film, solidly plotted, well executed and well-acted. On the whole with good reviews and positive word of mouth, Airlift will got good collection on weekend. As Republic Day around the corner, will certainly be expected to give Airlift box office collections a big boost.