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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), Sanyuktha 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
Parthaa Akerkar ... Flight Passenger (as Parth Akerkar)
Madhu Anand Chandhock ... Rahima Mohammed
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirti Adarkar Kirti Adarkar ... Passenger
Hayder Ali Hayder Ali ... Passenger Munawar Masih
Amarjit Amarjit ... Passenger (Zayed Hasan)
Arjun Aneja Arjun Aneja
Yugesh Anil Yugesh Anil ... Benett A
Bobby Arora Bobby Arora ... Sardar Family Friend
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Fear gave her courage.


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Trivia

Sonam Kapoor won the National award for best actress. See more »

Goofs

When the 747 is on the Tarmac at Karachi, as one of the hijackers runs up the air-stairs you catch sight of the windows to the upper First Class cabin, there are 9 shown. In reality Pan Am 747's only had a row of three windows in the upper First Class cabin. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Kapil Sharma Show: Shekhar & Vamps in Kapil Show (2016) See more »

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Neerja
24 February 2016 | by prafullasrivastavSee all my reviews

Novice director Ram Madhvani has given emotional tribute to Indian daughter. Script was really brilliant. Good to see the inclusion of dialogues of KAKA's filmography like Zindgi badi(Big) honi chhaiye, Lambi nahi. Great narration of story using flashbacks. Performance wise this movie has the best performance of Sonam. Great contribution of Shabana as mother of Neerja. She was terrific through the cinema. Yogendra and Shekhar were good in small role. Jim Sarbh surprised the audience with role of eccentric terrorist. Neerja shown another dimension for Bollywood. This genre of cinema must need support from audience to survive and spread blossom across the world.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

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:

$626,528, 21 February 2016

Gross USA:

$1,585,687

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,618,280
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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