Neerja is the story 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:
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Rama Bhanot
Yogendra Tikku ...
Harish Bhanot
Abrar Zahoor ...
Safarini
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Khalil
Ali Baldiwala ...
Mansoor
Vikrant Singta ...
Fahad
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Kirti Adarkar ...
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Parth Akerkar ...
Hayder Ali ...
Passenger Munawar Masih
Arjun Aneja
Bobby Arora ...
Sardar Family Friend
Rohit Assija ...
Mohammed Tariq
Sabreen Baker ...
Nupoor Abrool passenger
Freny Bhagat ...
Zubeida Mallick
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Neerja is the story 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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Also Known As:

O Poder da Coragem  »

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Budget:

$2,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$625,526 (USA) (21 February 2016)

Gross:

$1,535,234 (USA) (6 March 2016)
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The aircraft that was hijacked was a 747-100, named "Clipper Empress Of The Seas" registration number N656PA, after the hijacking it was repaired and returned to service under the new name "Clipper New Horizons". See more »

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When the 747's name "Clipper Empress Of The Seas" is seen it is in a completely different font to how it was on the actual 747 in 1986. See more »

Quotes

Neerja Bhanot: Do your duty, come what may. Never tolerate any injustice and never compromise on self-respect.
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References Aradhana (1969) 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 rare bollywood gem! Kudos to the Director
21 February 2016 | by (India) – See all my reviews

It doesn't always happen in bollywood that a movie stays right on track till the very end. Usually, the ill-fitted humor or obtruded songs take the starch out of the story line. I found that problem with airlift!

But this movie is almost free from all such distractions and the director has been very disciplined. Shabana Aazmi has stolen the show with her immaculate acting. I was quite skeptical about Sonam Kapoor's acting capabilities in a movie backed by such a strong script, but thankfully no emotional scenes have been imposed on her and her aptness has been used very smartly by the director!

'Aisa Kyun Maa' song is quite emotional and beautifully spun into the fabric of the movie.


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