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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 Tikku Yogendra Tikku ... Harish Bhanot
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
Parth Akerkar Parth Akerkar ... Flight Passenger
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.

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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:

O Poder da Coragem See more »

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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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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

In one shot in 1985 ,when neerja and her family having food at 1:23:10 . We saw a bottles of KISSAN tomato sauce and Del Monte but that labels and bottles were not lauch at that time. 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 Anand (1971) See more »

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Aisa Kyun Maa
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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 Fella_shibbySee 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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