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.
One of the best ever films to have been released in recent times, paying tribute to one of India’s biggest heroes, Neerja Bhanot. Breaking all stereotypes/clichés and showing the country and the world how it is done, Neerja Bhanot is a super hero in my humble opinion. And after watching this film, I am onto Google searching up everything about her, which says the film succeeds big time. Sonam Kapoor is very surprisingly terrific as the title character. A film thats a huge shot in her career where she has been ridiculed. Shabana Azmi aces her role like always, and is top notch. Neerja’s dad is also first rate. The film could have been crisper in the 2nd half, but thats a very tiny deterrent. Hats off to Ram Madhvani for showing this tale to the world. Long live Neerja’s soul and sacrifice!