When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a Indian businessman, Ranjit Katyal (Akshay Kumar) assumes responsibility of more than 170,000 stranded countrymen and helps in bringing them across to India

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Iraq's invasion of Kuwait is being partly shot in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), and the emirate has been dressed up to look like Kuwait in the 90s. The filming of Airlift has started in Ra ...
Parts of the main downtown Kuwaiti Street in Ras al-Khaimah was cordoned off to stand in for actual Kuwait of 1990s which bore the brunt of the Iraqi invasion by Saddam Hussein.
"Tu Bhoola Jise" song at Ras al-Khaimah International Airport. This airport stands as the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman from where the 170,000 Indians are evacuated fro ...
When the Indians troupe was on their way to Jordan, they are stopped by Iraqi soldiers who are in search of Kuwaitis among the Indians. They are about to shoot Katyal when all the  ...
A local school, viz Euro School in Jodhpur was done up to look like an Indian school (Apex International School) in the Middle East which was turned into a camp for refugees in the ...
Iraq's invasion of Kuwait as shown around Shaikh Zayed Mosque. The Iraqi trucks and soldiers are shown disembarking around the mosque
Over 59 days, until the middle of October, Air India flew out 111,711 Indians in 488 flights that operated daily from Amman to Mumbai. The fear of disease and starvation was real a ...
Journey from Kuwait to Jordan filmed in the Jaisalmer Deserts in Rajasthan at the Sam Sand Dunes.