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Airlift set to be one of Akshay Kumar's shortest films yet

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 4:05 IST

Akshay Kumar's Airlift, which is slated to release on 22 January 2016, was recently sent for film certification. The movie was cleared by the censor board with U/A - Universal Adult certificate without any objection by the Central Board of Film Certification.

Airlift is a fictionalised account of a record-breaking evacuation operation by the Indian government in the wake of the 1990 Invasion of Kuwait. The film also stars Nimrat Kaur and Purab Kohli.

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The run-time of the film is 2 hours and 2 minutes. The 2012 film, Joker, has been Akshay Kumar's shortest film yet, with a run-time of 1 hour and 42 minutes.

Here's a look at the run-times of some of his recent films:

  • Blue (2009) - 1 hour, 54 minutes
  • Tasveer 8*10 (2009) - 1 hour, 57 minutes
  • Joker (2012) - 1 hour, 42 minutes
  • OMG: Oh My God (2012) - 2 hours, 5 minutes
  • Housefull 2 (2002) - 2 hours, 40 minutes
  • Baby (2015) - 2 hours, 39 minutes
  • Holiday (2014) - 2 hours, 50 minutes
  • Brothers (2015) - 2 hours, 36 minutes

Airlift releases on 22 January 2016 and is set to clash with the third installment of the Kya Kool Hai Hum franchise - starring Tusshar Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani and Mandana Karimi in lead roles.

First published: 6 January 2016, 11:35 IST
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Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.