‘Airlift’ inches close to Rs.100 crore at Box office

WEB DESK: Bollywood film Airlift starring Akshay Kumar has earned Rs 94.50 crore after nine days of its release and is inching close to Rs 100 crore at the box office, Indian Express reported.

Airlift, which is now heading towards the coveted Rs. 100 cr club, will be Akshay Kumar’s fourth film to cross the mark after Housefull 2 (2012), Rowdy Rathore (2012) and Holiday (2014).

The film narrates the moving  tale of how the Indian government evacuated 1,70,000 people of Indian origin and also of other nationalities through 488 flights during the Iraq-Kuwait war.

The film, which has actress Nimrat Kaur in the lead opposite Akshay, has been appreciated by the fans and critics alike.

Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta had written in her review: “It is the sort of awakening that shakes loose Katyal(Akshay Kumar) 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 Indians stuck between Saddam Hussain’s brutal forces and an alarmingly slow-to-take-heed Indian state.”

Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, the film opened up in theaters on January 22.