After the real life mission was successful, Air India entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being a civil airline that helped evacuate the highest number of people ever.
The central character, Ranjit Katyal is based on Mr. Mathunny Mathews (popularly known as Toyota Sunny) a prominent businessman in Kuwait. He was there till the last flight took off with Indians on board.
The film is based on the biggest evacuation operation of Indians in Kuwait during Saddam Hussein's rule.
Akshay Kumar stated that Balraj Sahni's role in the film Waqt (1965) is his inspiration for the role where an earthquake shatters the peaceful life of Sahni's character.
The film is based on the real life evacuation of Indians from Kuwait when Saddam Hussein attacked Kuwait.