In 1990, during the Persian Gulf War, a total of 111,711 Indian emigrants were airlifted from Kuwait to Mumbai. It is the largest civilian evacuation till day.
An Indian businessman Ranjit Katyal living in kuwait was the man behind that airlift.
Katyal with the help of the Indian government evacuated several Indians during the crisis.
In the movie, Akshay Kumar is playing Ranjit Katyal and Nimrat Kaur will be seen sharing screen with Kumar as Ranjit Katyal's wife.
Airrlift is set to release on 22 January.
Watch Airlift trailer here.