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Airlift Clutches You By Your Guts – Subhash K Jha reviews

For my money and time, Akshay Kumar is the most watchable star in Bollywood today. See Airlift. You will know why. Unlike the other superstars, his growth is constant. Every film — and I include his steady stream of comedy films — finds him touch base with new depths of emotions within himself.

In Airlift, to play Ranjit Katyal, the unsung unknown hero who masterminded the evacuation of thousands of Indians stranded in Kuwait in August 1990 when Saddam Hussain’s battle-drunk army decided to take over, Akshay delivers a performance that is subtle and skilled. He weaves his way around the crisis, looking for centre to his war-torn conscience-stricken character. When he finds that centre, the actor builds a character who uses his negotiating skills as an entrepreneur to rescue innumerable lives from danger.

It’s a role clearly inspired by Liam Neeson in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. And Akshay
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Shrivallabh Vyas in ICU family struggles for treatment

Shrivallabh Vyas in ICU family struggles for treatment
Not many may know character actor Shrivallabh Vyas by his name, but his is a face that one just couldn't have missed in films like Lagaan, Shool, Dil Bole Hadippa etc... While on screen, Vyas may have come across as someone who is very happy with life; the irony is that off screen, it's just the antithesis.

The present day situation is that he is in the ICU of a Jaipur hospital since for the last few days, while his family (wife and two daughters) are struggling to pay his medical bills. News has it that around four years back, amidst a film shoot in Gujarat, while he fainted in the washroom around midnight. He got paralyzed, post his operation. Meanwhile, his family who relocated to Jaisalmer and then to Jaipur due to never ending financial constraints, have been living in rented apartments ever since. Describing Srivallabh's condition, a close
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