Neerja: Sonam Kapoor lives real life of Neerja Bhanot in the film
Based on real life of Neerja Bhanot, a flight attendant for Pan Am, who saved passengers from hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 and laid her life while performing the courageous act, Neerja relives the story of the flight attendant on reel. The courage of the 23 year old girl was exemplary and an inspiration for many.
The hijacking took place on September 5, 1986 in Karachi, Pakistan and the hijackers were Palestinian men of the Abu Nidal Organization. There were 360 passengers in the aircraft and 20 of them including the savior Neerja were killed while escaping from the aircraft. Neerja saved Americans by deceiving the hijackers and also saved life of three children when terrorists rained bullet on the passengers.
Why watch the move?
Real life was never shown so real in reel. Seeing the movie Neerja is like reading an autobiography and the biography is of a girl who made India feel pride. Screenplay, dialogues, settings and everything related to the film takes it closer to reality.
Directed – Ram Madhvani
Produced – Atul Kasbekar, Shanti Sivaram Mani, Bling Unplugged
Written – Saiwyn Quadras, Sanyuktha Chawla Sheikh (dialogues)
Based on Neerja Bhanot
Starring – Sonam Kapoor, Shekhar Ravjiani, Shabana Azmi
Music – Vishal Khurana
Edited – Monisha R Baldawa
Production Company – Fox Star Studios
Distributed – Fox Star Studios
Release dates – February 19, 2016
Country – India
Language – Hindi
Neerja Movie Trailer