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Movie Review: Neerja (2016)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: Super Hit


maxresdefaultNeerja 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.

Directed by Ram Madhvani this Indian biographical film stars Sonam Kapoor in titular role and Shabana Azmi and Shekhar Ravjiani in supporting roles. The film was produced by Atul Kasbekar under the banner of Fox Star Studios.The film revolves around the actual hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan specifically focusing on flight attendant Neerja Bhanot. This film shows how the young flight attendant fought for the lives of her passengers.

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Positive Reviews
5.0 “NEERJA is a wonderful story of a brave woman told with tons of emotions. “
glamsham
4.5 “Please don’t miss this one.”
Mid-Day
4.0 “NEERJA is a must watch ode to the youngest recipient of the highest civilian honour Ashok Chakra for displaying extraordinary courage and human kindness.”
Bollywoodhungama
4.0 “It is a powerful story that tugs gently and delicately at the heartstrings.”
NDTV Movies
4.0 “A Solid Tribute To A Braveheart.”
movietalkies
4.0 “A career-best portrayal by Sonam Kapoor captures a true hero’s grit”
dnaindia
4.0 “Neerja, the film, takes that stance makes all the difference in cinematic quality. “
filmfare
4.0 “Ram Madhvani’s detailed research on this topic is commendable.”
deccanchronicle
4.0 ” Sonam Kapoor brings Neerja Bhanot alive on screen”
indiatoday
4.0 ” It’s a milestone in Sonam Kapoor’s career”
hindustantimes
3.5 “A fond tribute to a forgotten hero”
rediff
3.5 “Emotional, Inspiring, Teary And Flawless.”
filmibeat
3.5 “Ram Madhvani relies less on drama while handling this story and that is good. “
koimoi
3.5 “Sonam Kapoor shines in this fearless portrayal of a ‘hero’ lesser known”
zeenews
3.5 “I walked out with moist eyes and a lump in my throat, and that’s saying a lot.”
masala
3.0 “Sonam Kapoor makes us believe she is, was, Neerja”
indianexpress
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