Neerja Review

Neerja movie is most anticipated movie of 2016. The film will release on 17th January 2016. It’s an upcoming Indian Biographical movie starring Sonam Kapoor. The movie is based on the life of Neerja Bhanot. Neerja Bhanot was a senior flight purser on Pam Am Flight 73. The flight was flying from Mumbai to USA. The flight was hijacked by four armed terrorist on 5 September 1986 at Karachi Pakistan. The movie is directed by Ram Madhvani and produced by Atul Kasbekar.

About Neerja Bhanot

Neerja Bhanot was a senior flight purser on Pam Am Flight 73. She was shot dead by four armed terrorist who hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan on 5 September 1986. Neerja Bhanot was born in Chandigarh, India on 7th September 1963. She was the daughter of Rama Bhanot and Harish Bhanot. Rama bhanot and Harish Bhanot were the journalist in Mumbai. Neerja nickname was laado. Neerja Bhanot pursued her education from St. Xavier’s College-Autonomous, Mumbai. Neerja was married on March 1985. After marriage she shifted to gulf with her husband but due to some dowry issue she left her husband and returned to her parents just in two months.

Neerja Bhanot applied for a job in Pam Am as a flight attendant. She flew to Miami for training as flight attendant but she returned as flight purser. On 5th September 1986 the Pam Am flight 73 was hijacked by four armed terrorist at Karachi Pakistan. The fight was flew from Mumbai to USA. The plane was carrying 380 people including crew members. The hijackers wanted to fly to Israel. They wanted to hit the plane against the building.


The 4 terrorists was the part of the Abu Nidal Organization. It was an organization organized in Libya. When the four hijackers boarded the plane Neerja was the one who alerted the cockpit crew. As the plane was on platform the three members of the cockpit including the pilot, co-pilot and engineer evacuated the plane so that the plane could not been flown forcibly.

The terrorist asked Neerja Bhanot to collect the passports of all the passengers. Terrorists wanted to identify the American on the plane. They wanted to make pressure on America. There were 41 Americans in the plane. Neerja Bhanot just took the charge and hide all the 41 passports under seats and some in the other parts of the plane so that the terrorist could not identify the American citizens boarded on the plane.

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After 17 hours of the hijack Neerja opened the emergency door for the passengers to escape from the plane with a chute. Terrorist set the explosion on the plane. She herself could have escaped by jumping first from the plane with a chute but she decided not to. She first rescued all the passengers in the plane. While protecting 3 American Children she was shot dead by the terrorist. She rescued 39 American citizens only 2 were killed by the terrorists. She courageously saved the life of the passengers boarded on the plane. She was dead on 5th September just 2 days before her 23rd birthday.

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For her bravery she was awarded by Ashok Charkra. She became the youngest who was awarded by Ashok Charkra. Ashok Charkra is the most prestigious award for bravery in India. Later Indian Postal Service released its stamps featuring her. Internationally she is well-known as “The Heroine of Hijack”

Official Trailer of Neerja


Sonam Kapoor played the role of Neerja Bhanot in the movie. She played an outstanding role in this biographical movie. She perfectly fits in the role. She just played a magnificent role in the film. She actually describes the story of Neerja Bhanot. As the role of the character was a crucial role to play Sonam played a decent role. Shabana Azmi as Rama Bhanot played the role of her mother. She too fits for the role. The role of a mother is brilliantly played by Shabana Azmi. Yogendra Tiku as Harish Bhanot played a role of her father. His acting is fine. He is just good in his role. Shekhar Ravjiani as Jaideep played a superlative role. The movie is very interesting in the first half and as well as in the second part. The end of the movie is quite emotional when Sonam Kapoor died at the end. This is the must watch movie of 2016. The movie is perfect and well directed by Ram Madhvani.

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The music of Neerja is given by Vishal Khurana. 4 songs have been released from this movie. All the four songs are awesome and good to hear. The movie is written by Saiwyn Quadras and Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh. Screenplay is given by Saiwyn Quadras. Neerja movie is edited by Monisha R Baldawa and cinematography by Mitesh Mirchandani. The production company of the movie is Fox Star Studios and is also distributed by Fox Star Studios. The movie is likely to be released on tomorrow February 19, 2016.

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