CHICAGO, IL — Air India, Chicago organized a special screening of Akshay Kumar’s latest Hindi blockbuster movie, “Airlift–Air India’s Call for Duty”, on January 31 at Movie Max (Big Cinemas), 9180 W Golf Road, Niles, IL 60714.
Among the 200-plus eminent people who watched the film included staff of Indian Consulate General, community leaders, corporate and retail customers of Air India, travel agents, airport service providers of Air India.
D B Bhati and O P Meena Consuls at the Consulate General of India in Chicago Vinesh Virani from The Art of Living foundation and Minhaj Akhtar, president, FIA, Chicago were the special guests at the screening.
The movie showcases the daredevil mission of airlifting of a staggering 1,11,711 Indians who were rendered penniless and homeless, consequent upon Iraq’s attack on Kuwait in 1990.
The mission, which was accomplished by Air India, involved 488 flights spread over a more 59 days, is considered to be the largest air evacuation in the history of mankind and the most glorious chapters in Indian civil aviation history.
Air India, thus, entered into Guinness Book of World Records for the civil airline that had evacuated the most people till date.
Nakul Chand, manager-Midwest, Air India, said that ‘Airlift’ was an uplifting, entertaining, and edge-of-the-seat thriller that every Indian, and every Bollywood buff looking for genuinely high quality storytelling, must watch.
Nakul Chand was courtesy-personified. Being the perfect host, he informally interacted with all the guests and thanked them profusely for gracing the occasion.
‘Airlift’ has been directed by Raja Krishna Menon, presented by T-Series and Cape of Good Films, and produced by Crouching Tiger and Emmay Entertainment.