Akshay's wife Twinkle Khanna tweeted:
Directed by Raja Menon Acharya, the film is based on the evacuation of Indians from Kuwait during the 1990 invasion by Iraq. The film also stars Nimrat Kaur and Purab Kohli.
Other celebs who praised the film and those associated with it are:
Hearing and reading greatest things about you!Was so overwhelming to read Aaravs reaction to Tina. God Bless! Proud! pic.twitter.com/YtwpHmt30W— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) January 22, 2016
Watched AIRLIFT. What an amazingly patriotic film. Biggest ever rescue operation by India. Thanks to d passion & compassion of an INDIAN.:)— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 21, 2016
Congrats to the cast & crew of AIRLIFT. @akshaykumar your performance is of International level. Your graph as an actor is Inspirational.:)— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 21, 2016
In his review for NDTV, Saibal Chatterjee wrote: "Airlift is a film that every Indian, and every Bollywood buff despairing for genuinely high quality storytelling, must watch." He gave the fim four-star rating. (Read Review: Airlift)