Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in 'Airlift'Twitter

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is back with a power packed performance in his film "Airlift" which will hit theatres on Friday, 22 January. The film, directed by Raja Krishna Menon, sees a fresh pairing of Akshay and Nimrat Kaur. 

After "D-Day" and "Baby", the makers are set to entertain viewers with another powerful story. "Airlift" revolves around the arduous task of evacuating 1.7 lakh Indians in Kuwait in 488 flights over a span of 59 days by one man.

Very few people know that the evacuation process, which was carried out during the Iraq-Kuwait Gulf War of 1990, by one man (played by Akshay in the film) was so large and precise that it created a Guinness World Record for India.

PHOTOS: Akshay Kumar's Airlift movie poster

Akshay and Nimrat are busy with the promotional activity of the film which is releasing three days before Republic Day. Several Bollywood celebs, who have watched the film, praised the actors and the makers for such outstanding work. Below are the tweets by B-Town celebs:

Sooraj Pancholi

#AIRLIFT A must watch✈️Have2 Watch it for @akshaykumar sir& @NimratOfficial outstanding performancesAll the best @RajaMenon @nikkhiladvani

Athiya Shetty

Watched #Airlift, such honest and heartfelt film. @akshaykumar sirs BEST performance till date. @NimratOfficial your eyes said it all!

Raj Nayak

Lift your Spirits it is #Airlift day.A true story of the world's largest evacuation. A must see film! @akshaykumar @NimratOfficial @vikramix

Riteish Deshmukh

Praises all across for #airlift - @akshaykumar does it again - Congratulations sundi- @nikkhiladvani @NimratOfficial @RajaMenon

Raj Kummar Rao

#Airlift Witness one of the most remarkable events in our history.A truly special film. @NimratOfficial u totally killed it as Amrita.Waah

#Airlift Amazing cast put together @akshaykumar like nvr seen before.Such a fine,controlled performance & special mention to #KumudMishra ☺️

Tanuj Garg

#Airlift is a noble film that evokes the patriot in you. Hugely inspiring perfs by @akshaykumar @NimratOfficial & the entire supp cast.

Twinkle Khanna

Airlift is a brilliant brilliant film-Gritty,entertaining and heartwarming. A true story that makes you feel proud to be an Indian #Airlift

Anupam Kher

Watched AIRLIFT. What an amazingly patriotic film. Biggest ever rescue operation by India. Thanks to d passion & compassion of an INDIAN.:)

Congrats to the cast & crew of AIRLIFT. @akshaykumar your performance is of International level. Your graph as an actor is Inspirational.:)

PHOTOS: Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur promote 'Airlift' at Air India office

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