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Neerja (2016)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Thriller | 19 February 2016 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Ram Madhvani

Writers:

Saiwyn Quadras (story and screenplay) (as Saiwyn Qadras), Sanyukta Chawla Shaikh (dialogue) (as Sanyukta Shaikh Chawla)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sonam Kapoor ... Neerja Bhanot
Shabana Azmi ... Rama Bhanot
Yogendra Tiku Yogendra Tiku ... Harish Bhanot (as Yogendra Tikku)
Abrar Zahoor Abrar Zahoor ... Safarini
Jim Sarbh ... Khalil
Ali Baldiwala Ali Baldiwala ... Mansoor
Vikrant Singta Vikrant Singta ... Fahad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirti Adarkar Kirti Adarkar ... Passenger
Parthaa Akerkar Parthaa Akerkar ... Flight Passenger (as Parth Akerkar)
Hayder Ali Hayder Ali ... Passenger Munawar Masih
Arjun Aneja Arjun Aneja
Yugesh Anil Yugesh Anil ... Benett A
Bobby Arora Bobby Arora ... Sardar Family Friend
Rohit Assija Rohit Assija ... Mohammed Tariq
Sabreen Baker Sabreen Baker ... Nupoor Abrool passenger
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Fear gave her courage.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

19 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$625,526, 21 February 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,535,234, 6 March 2016
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Baby pictures of Arjun Kapoor and Sonam were used in the film. See more »

Goofs

Some terrorists are shown having beard with no mustache which is a sign of a religious person but in reality no terrorist in the actual incident have such beards. 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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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, some stills of real Neerja Bhanot appear. See more »

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References Anand (1971) See more »

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A salute to Real life Hero which will leave you emotional
20 February 2016 | by filmicsiteSee all my reviews

As i have discussed before, there has been a change in Indian Audience's movie choices last few years. Indians have started to appreciate Contemporary Cinema and is separating slowly from its cliché filled days of musicals. Bollywood for last few years have been evolving into something bigger and better. The trend it seems is still going strong.

Another trend which has been set since last 4 or 5 years: We have had many movies with strong female lead, having feminist approach. From English Vinglish(2012) to Queen(2013) and from last year's Dil Dhadakne Do to Masaan. We have had so many movies with positive perspective of females. And that trend is still on with latest Neerja.

Director Ram Madhvani's debut feature film is a strong well acted biopic with emotions filled to its core. The Movie will leave many viewers teary eyed. I want to thank the whole cast and production team of Neerja for introducing me to the brave and fearless Neerja Bhanot. The Youngest recipient of India's highest Bravery Award for saving hundreds of lives in a plane hijack.

Sonam Kapoor blends right into the core of Neerja's character, this is clearly her best movie of the career leaving her acting in Raanjhana way behind. She plays the character of a flight purser of a Pan Am flight who is also a struggling model. Neerja has recently been divorced from an arrange marriage and is a huge Rajesh Khanna's fan. Her first flight as a purser gets hijacked by terrorists.

Another actor who has done a commendable job is Shabana Azmi, she is so compassionate as the mother of Neerja that you can feel the pain and loss through her character.

In its essence Neerja is not just a biopic, its a drama with thrilling ride of tension. Perfectly paced and well directed, the movie is a must watch. I have not discussed much because i do not want to spoil the ,movie for you. So go and watch it. Neerja- 9/10:Must watch www . filmicsite.wordpress .com


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