Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

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Credited cast:
Parth Akerkar ...
Hayder Ali ...
Passenger Munawar Masih
Bobby Arora ...
Sardar Family Friend
Rohit Assija ...
Mohammed Tariq
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Rama Bhanot
Ali Baldiwala ...
Mansoor
Freny Bhagat ...
Zubeida Mallick
Sonal Paresh Borkhatariya ...
Shabina Tariq
Dolly Bose ...
Simran Chandock
Madhu Anand Chandhock ...
Rahima Mohammed
Rajan Chhabra ...
Rajan Mathais
Pankaj Chouhan ...
Passenger Rajiv Chouhan
Parimal Desai ...
Sunderesan
Jenice ...
Sardar Wife
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Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

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Fear gave her courage.


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Нирджа  »

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$2,900,000 (estimated)

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$625,526 (USA) (19 February 2016)

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$1,535,234 (USA) (4 March 2016)
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Neerja Bhanot died on 5th September 1986 which is just 2 days before her 23rd birthday(7th September). See more »

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The Pan Am lettering that is seen on the side of the hijacked 747 was blue in colour and quite large. But in reality in 1986 the Pan Am 747 fleet had the titles smaller and in black. See more »

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Gehra Ishq
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Produced by Vishal Khurana
Performed by Shekhar Ravjiani
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"A fact of life we all die. But the positive impact you have on others will be a living legacy." Catherine Pulsifer
21 February 2016 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The story of Neerja Bhanot is one of courage in the face of grave danger. It is a story that needed to be told and should have been told much earlier. Sonam's acting capabilities will surely be silenced by her portrayal of Neerja. But there is room for improvement. Neerja epitomizes professionalism. There are moments in the second half where the plot seems to drag. But the climax is powerful and makes up for that. Very touchy scene in which she reads out a letter by her abusive husband. Azmi, gave a knock-out performance as Bhanot's mother. With hardly any sign of self-indulgence, Sonam gives a solid performance. Good screenplay by Saiwyn Quadras. Excellent direction by Directed Ram Madhvani. Much much better than Mary kom.

"A fact of life we all die. But the positive impact you have on others will be a living legacy. Catherine Pulsifer.


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