Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the teaser trailer for the Akshay Kumar-Nimrat Kaur starrer Airlift. The action-packed, gritty trailer doesn’t disappoint, as it released internationally today (Wednesday, 18th November).
Airlift is based on true life events during the tumultuous Gulf War, and is an edge-of-the-seat thriller based on one of the biggest human evacuations in history. An Indian businessman, Ranjit Katyal (Akshay Kumar) played a pivotal role in helping to evacuate 1,70,000 Indians back to their home country at the time of the crisis.
To mark the film’s trailer release, for the past 10 days, Akshay has been using the hashtag #RewindTo1990 to share with fans milestone moments from the 1990s — the time period during which the film is set.
#RewindTo1990 The beginnings of freedom for East Berlin – Official demolition of the Berlin Wall begins.
#RewindTo1990 Some things never change – Germany won the FIFA World Cup in Italy!
Sachin Tendulkar’s 1st Century – The Little Master hits his first test ton against England #RewindTo1990
While fans and the media have been wondering about the motive behind Akshay’s unusual posts, he gave a glimpse into the impetus behind them last weekend when he tweeted: “#RewindTo1990 tensions mount in the Gulf – Iraq deploys troops at the Kuwait border.”
The message was followed by “#RewindTo1990 More than 1,70,000 Indians become homeless refugees virtually overnight. The Gulf War begins #RewindTo1990 Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait.”
With #rewindto1990 trending on social media, Akshay tweeted on Sunday: “As the war escalates, India sends flights to rescue its citizens in Kuwait.#AirliftTeaserOnWednesday”.
And on Monday: “India sets a Guinness World Record by safely evacuating more than 170000 people over 59 days#AirliftTeaserOnWednesday”
So here we have the teaser of the film! Watch it and share your thoughts with us on Twitter and Facebook!