#NEERJA – at cinemas now
One of the most powerful and inspiring films to emerge from Indian cinema over recent years, Neerja is a biopic and a cinematic representation of the dramatic events that unfolded on 5th September 1986, when Pan Am Flight 73 from Bombay to New York was hijacked in transit at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan. This is the story of Neerja Bhanot, a 22-year-old part time model, who was the Head Purser on the flight. Throughout the horrifying ordeal, Neerja didn’t succumb to her fears and, from the minute the plane was hijacked through the terrifying 17 hours to the grueling end, used her courage, wits and compassion to make sure the passengers were protected, saving the lives of 359 passengers and crew on board out of 379, all at the cost of her own life.
Releasing on 19th February 2016, Neerja is produced by Fox Star Studios and co-produced by Bling Unplugged, and has been directed by celebrated ad film director, Ram Madhvani. Actress Sonam Kapoor essays her most career-defining role as the young braveheart and adding to the cast is veteran and internationally renowned actress, Shabana Azmi, playing the role of Neerja’s mother.
Watch the trailer to Neerja here (with subtitles):