Neerja (2016)



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This is the story of Neerja Bhanot, a 22 year old part time model, who was the chief flight attendant on a flight that was hijacked by Palestinian extremists. Neerja had escaped an abusive marriage at a very young age and as a life change, decided to become an air hostess. Throughout the horrifying 17-hour situation, Neerja didn't succumb to her fears and instead she used her courage, wits and compassion to make sure that the passengers were protected, going as far as to hiding the passports of the American passengers. Through her swift thinking and brave actions, she managed to save the lives of 359 passengers and crew on board out of 379, all at the cost of her own life.

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Sonam Kapoor
as Neerja Bhanot
Shabana Azmi
as Rama Bhanot
Yogendra Tiku
as Harish Bhanot
Saad Orhaan
as Saad Mallik
Abrar Zahoor
as Zayd Safirini
Jim Sarbh
as Khalil
Bobby Arora
as Ayn Zoya
Edward Sonnenblick
as Capt. Jack Snipes
Arnold Malek
as Capt. Harrison James
Waqar Khan
as Co-Pilot Richard Bertrand
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

A rewarding and emotional watch.

Nov 14, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Neerja is ultimately a family's film. There is their love and affection, and easy, carefree ways, and an overwhelming love for Rajesh Khanna, all of which is put forth authentically.

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

This one raises a toast to the daunting spirit of India's daughters; every one of us must salute Neerja.

Mar 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Neerja is emotionally draining, remarkably tense, and surprisingly suspenseful, especially for a true life story where we already know the tragic end.

Nov 3, 2017 | Full Review…

It doesn't over dramatize the story. It takes an emotional and mature stance about its subject. It makes you believe in the power of human beings. That ordinary people can make a difference if they try.

Oct 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Watch this if you are looking for an engaging film about love, extraordinary bravery and honour. But keep the tissues near by. You will need them.

Sep 5, 2017 | Rating: 4/5

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