Airlift Movie Analysis

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Last night, I watched the movie ‘Airlift’ and I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed it. The movie is gripping, the performances and direction were definitely above the average ‘Bollywood’ standard and Akshay Kumar gives one of the best performances of his career as Ranjit Katyal – the man who led 170,000 Indians stranded in Kuwait, to their homeland. Now if you are movie buff, that’s all you should know to enjoy the movie. A movie is meant to entertain and if entertainment is what you want, go get hold of a ticket now and enjoy the poignant story of the fictional Ranjit Katyal. Fictional? Oops! Now, you really didn’t think Ranjit Katyal was a real person (or based on a real person did you?). Hate to bust your bubble mate; he is absolutely fictional, as fictional as John Snow or Ned Stark, and so were his exploits. See, don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind a good movie, but unfortunately, the movie’s story was a bit different from the…show more content…
And on top of that, we were given Rs 500 per person (I remember standing in a queue in the airport for that) – a good number of us were penniless by the time we reached and Rs 500 was a big deal. Oh and one last thing, it was at the Bombay airport that I first saw and ate at a Sikh Langar (community kitchen). They did such an admirable job feeding all those who landed. Ok so that was the real story! May be not as romantic as Akshay Kumar made it out to be, but it was one hell of a life time experience. There was no Ranjit Katyal, but there were many people who stepped up to the occasion. And I remember the name of a man nicknamed “Toyota Sunny” – he was the GM at the Toyota Corporation and the guy everybody knew and he played a big role in helping others. But it was not a one-man show at all. I just simply don’t know the names of the many others who stepped

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