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Neerja  ( U ) (2016)  (Hindi)
Genre: Drama
Language: Hindi
Director: Ram Madhvani
Producer: Atul Kasbekar
Production Co: Fox Star Studios, Bling Unplugged,
Music Director: Vishal Khurana
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The film revolves around the factual 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. 
Release Date: February 19 2016 (India)

Rating:  3.4/5
Nowrunning Critics: 3.0/5 | External Critics: 3.8/5 | Users: 3/5
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Nowrunning Reviews
The film is beautifully made and keeps the drama alive in the first half and then loses steam in the second half and ends on a high emotional note.

Neerja Review RatingManisha Lakhe | Read Full Review

External Reviews
Namrata Joshi (The Hindu)

The film might be about the late Neerja Bhanot, but the strongest cinematic bits are those involving Neerja's family.Neerja is ultimately a family's film. Go for it if you are in the mood for a good cry.  Read Full Review

Neerja Review RatingShubhra Gupta (The Indian Express)

Minus the songs and the excessive schmaltz, 'Neerja' could have been outstanding. But still, the film holds, and hold us with it. Sonam Kapoor makes us believe she is, was, Neerja   Read Full Review

Neerja Review RatingSaibal Chatterjee (

Defying every norm laid down in the mainstream Bollywood rule-book, Neerja coaxes a riveting two-hour drama out of a real-life tale of extraordinary courage. It is a powerful story that tugs gently and delicately at the heartstrings.   Read Full Review

Neerja Review RatingRohit Vats (Hindustan Times)

The film arrives straight to the point and starts building a tension that remains with the audience till the end. Here, the power of a good script is also evident.  Read Full Review

Anna M.M. Vetticad (Firstpost)

The USP of Neerja is its realism and low-key tone. It is the seeming lack of effort to build up melodrama that makes this such an intense, suspenseful and emotionally consuming viewing experience.  Read Full Review

Neerja Review RatingAnanya Bhattacharya (India Today)

Ram Madhvani has crafted a story that will move the coldest of hearts. Nothing much happens in the film, action-wise, per se. The story finds an able complement in the cast.In all, drop everything else and go watch Neerja. This is a story that everyone needs to see.  Read Full Review

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Shivaraj Nair 
Neerja is a fairly competent recycling of real events, given an additional interest for trying to show audience that Sonam Kapoor can act. Director Ram did a good job by injecting fear and thrill into a well known story. Costumes and set almost matched 1986 and technical side did their part. The terrorists were unpredictable and brutal, Jim sarbh's khaleel was the best.
If you are aware of the real story that inspired this film, you may not feel the thrill. But still it manages a smooth landing
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In the News
'Neerja' wins Best Hindi Film at 64th National Film Awards (April 07, 2017)
After sad 'Neerja', Kasbekar wants to make happy films (January 16, 2017)
Sonam Kapoor to be feted at Asia Vision Movie Awards (November 16, 2016)
Playing Neerja taught me compassion, patience: Sonam (September 07, 2016)
Sonam made me proud with 'Neerja': Anil Kapoor (April 29, 2016)
Sonam has no new film post 'Neerja', feels 'stressed out' (March 31, 2016)
No more negative roles, says 'Neerja' hijacker (March 14, 2016)
Sonam thanks Rajasthan CM for making 'Neerja' tax-free (March 04, 2016)
Sonam disappointed with 'Neerja' piracy in Pakistan (March 03, 2016)
I hope they reconsider 'Neerja': Madhvani on Pakistan ban (March 02, 2016)
'Neerja' surpasses Rs.50 crore mark (March 01, 2016)
Audiences ready to back great stories like 'Neerja', says co-producer (February 27, 2016)
'Neerja' made tax-free in Maharashtra (February 25, 2016)
'Neerja' mints over Rs. 22 crore in opening weekend (February 23, 2016)
Neerja', an experience of our lives: Pan Am 73 hijack survivor (February 22, 2016)
Sonam still needs to improve a lot: Anil Kapoor (February 22, 2016)
Everybody thought we were crazy: Kasbekar on making 'Neerja' (February 22, 2016)
'Neerja' mints Rs.4.70 crore on opening day (February 21, 2016)
I'm a director's actor: Sonam Kapoor (February 20, 2016)
Arjun Kapoor fears losing out on love (February 20, 2016)
'Bandini', 'Guide': Sonam Kapoor's favourite female-centric films (February 19, 2016)
'Neerja' to be screened for Neerja Bhanot's classmates (February 19, 2016)
Kejriwal, colleagues watch 'Neerja' (February 19, 2016)
Neerja's family refused rights to many, showed faith in us: Ram Madhvani (February 18, 2016)
Brothers' protective behaviour sometimes becomes annoying, says Sonam Kapoor (February 17, 2016)
'Neerja' is inspirational, moving: Aamir Khan (February 17, 2016)
Kasbekar finds a great partner in Ram Madhvani (February 15, 2016)
Losing weight doesn't require a lot of struggle: Sonam (February 15, 2016)
With 'Neerja' Sonam Kapoor might find herself: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (February 14, 2016)
Shekhar Ravjiani did 'Neerja' for friendship with Ram Madhvani (February 12, 2016)
Sonam plans to direct incredible stories about strong women (February 10, 2016)
My biggest fear is fear itself: Anushka Sharma (February 08, 2016)
'Neerja' was made under budget: Director Ram Madhvani (February 02, 2016)
Sonam Kapoor campaigns against fear (February 01, 2016)
Sonam Kapoor glad to be part of biopics (January 31, 2016)
Woman's dream has no expiry date: Sonam Kapoor (January 29, 2016)
I'm very emotionally attached to 'Neerja': Sonam Kapoor (January 25, 2016)
Sonam Kapoor at gunpoint -- in 'Neerja' poster (January 20, 2016)
Aamir Khan praises Ram Madhvani for 'Neerja' trailer (December 18, 2015)
Sonam Kapoor gets emotional at 'Neerja' trailer launch (December 18, 2015)
Sonam Kapoor unveils 'Neerja' logo (December 15, 2015)
'Neerja' trailer to release with SRK's 'Dilwale' (December 08, 2015)
Sonam Kapoor shares the first look at her 'most special' film 'Neerja' (May 04, 2015)

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