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5 ‘Airlift' Reasons Why Indians Rock

This year I will complete three years in the US. There is much to love about my new home. A nice suburban house with landscaped gardens, taps with running hot water, orderly traffic, trains on schedule... Yet, this week, Raja Menon's Airlift made me miss chaotic, mad India. When the Indian tricolour came up and the strains of "Vande Mataram" reverberated in the theatre, I wanted to be on the flight that took off for Sahar airport in Mumbai. I wanted to go home.

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The movie is extremely well shot and has a sort of international feel to it. As far as Hindi cinema is concerned, it is quite a welcome sign. Just like all good rescue films, the emotional quotient is rather on the higher side but barring a few overdramatic moments (the sudden transformation of a ruthless businessman into a messianic figure is less than plausible) the element of realism is quite commendable.