Neerja is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical thriller film directed by Ram Madhvani and written by Saiwyn Quadras and Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh. Well U Really Really Should...". How she bravely handled the situation is what the film has been made on. The Pakistani negotiators inadvertently reveal the name of radio engineer Ali, whom the hijackers bring to the cockpit to use the radio for negotiations. The film features Sonam Kapoor as the title character, with Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tiku and Shekhar Ravjiani in supporting roles. "[51], Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News rated the film 4 out of 5 stars; while she criticised the terrorists' lack of depth and weak points in Neerja's second half, she wrote that "the climax of the film is powerful and makes up for that blip. The movie quickly gets to the point, while Neerja is getting ready to board the early flight from Mumbai to New York with a halt at Karachi, the terrorists gear up for the hijack of the plane. She is often seen treating her fans with exciting updates on Instagram. Mouni Roy to marry Suraj Nambiar soon? She was shot … [7] He said, "For us [...], a story of courage as exceptional as Neerja's simply deserved to be told. Sidharth: No uncle or aunty recommended me, Author sends legal notice to Kangana Ranaut, Celebs welcome Covid-19 vaccination programme, Katrina and Isabelle Kaif's mesmerising pics, Watch: Alia's fun BTS clip from a photoshoot. The first song from the film "Jeete Hain Chal" was released by Ram Madhvani, Sonam Kapoor and Prasoon Joshi at a launch event held on 1 February 2016 in Mumbai. 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. Kasbekar later tweeted, "Do U Know Who Neerja Bhanot Is? Huseini Barodawala, the head of Tata Elxsi, said that "It has been our constant endeavor to leverage our VFX expertise to transform the director's vision onto the big screen and offer larger-than-life experiences to all our viewers. And it's a wrap on Neerja !!! Pre-production work on Neerja began in September 2014, when the film's executive producer Atul Kasbekar said that his company, Bling Unplugged, would co-produce Ram Madhvani's film along with Fox Star Studios. We just decided that we would our bit to ensure that India would remember … It is an inspiring story for me to do. "[52] Jason Klein of Variety declared that DAR-Film Leaderboard was notably absent of Oscar-nominated films, but part of the gap was filled by Neerja. As aviation lovers when we work in the aviation field we have a huge responsibility on our hands. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization in Karachi. Choosing to let the passengers escape first, Neerja is shot three times by a terrorist as she tries to shield three young children from the gunfire. Mohar Basu of The Times of India gave the music a 3.5 out of 5 rating, saying that it "is beautiful, pensive, touching and all of it sans melodrama," and that it "is straight from the soul. "[46] Suahni Singh of India Today rated the film as a 3.5 stars and stated, "Sonam Kapoor delivered her career-best performance as she assuredly plays an abused wife, a beloved daughter and a flight attendant caught in her worst nightmare. Kasbekar later tweeted, "Do U Know Who Neerja Bhanot Is? Her mother Rama (Shabana Azmi) expresses concern about Neerja's job as a flight attendant, suggesting that Neerja should return to her old modelling career. The movie has been banned in Pakistan. Neerja Bhanot, Ashoka Chakra was an Indian head purser who died while saving passengers on Pan Am Flight 73 which had been hijacked by terrorists during a stopover in Karachi, Pakistan, on 5 September 1986, just two days before her 23rd birthday. "[43] Writing for Hindustan Times, Anupama Chopra awarded 4 out of 5 stars, saying that "Neerja is a truly inspiring story that will grip you from the first frame till the last. Actress Taapsee Pannu is an avid social media user. "[50] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express also gave the film 3 stars out of 5, writing that "Minus the songs and the excessive schmaltz, Neerja could have been outstanding. The story as Wikipedia or news archives will tell you involves Neerja Bhanot acting courageously under duress from four terrorists who've hijacked a plane travelling from Bombay to New York. [39] On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100%, based on 9 reviews with an average rating of 8/10. At the 62nd Filmfare Awards, Neerja won six awards, including Best Film (Critics), Best Actress (Critics) (Kapoor), and Best Supporting Actress (Azmi). NEERJA is the heartbreaking true story from India about a 22-year-old flight attendant, who risks her life to save 360 passengers aboard a hijacked plane. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) maintained that the film should not be considered "banned" in Pakistan because it was not submitted to them. Neerja is an Indian movie with English subtitles, and because the movie is so emotionally riveting, I didn't find the subtitles to be distracting at all. 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Bhanot was the senior flight purser on the ill-fated Pan Am Flight 73 flying from Mumbai to the USA, which was hijacked by four armed men on 5 September 1986 at Karachi airport in Pakistan. The full name of VCL is Visual Computing Labs. Neerja left Naresh and landed a job with Pan Am Airways. "[11] It was reported in May 2015 that Shekhar Ravjiani, one half of Bollywood's performing/producing duo Vishal–Shekhar, would play a short role in the movie, marking his acting debut. VCL[a] produced a wide range of visual effects, including the creation of Karachi airport and buildings, and also helped in creating the 1986 period restoration for various locations. [24] A critic of The Quint praised the music album and said, "The brilliance of this album is that it features songs which will not hijack and/or disrupt the flow of the narrative. Story: In September 1986, Neerja Bhanot(Sonam) saves the lives of 359 passengers on a hijacked Pan Am plane from Mumbai to New York via Karachi. On Saturday and Sunday, Neerja had a massive jump and earned ₹50 million (US$700,000) and ₹66.5 million (US$930,000) respectively, for a total collection of ₹501 million (US$7.0 million) at the box office. On Saturday morning, she shared a stunning picture on her handle post wrapping up the night shoot of her next film ‘Phone Bhoot’. Neerja Bhanot: Watch India TV's special report to know the true story of a brave air hostess who saved life of hundreds of passengers during plane hijack. Saiwyn Quadras and Sanyuktha Chawla worked on the script, with principal photography taking place in Mumbai. [22], The soundtrack received a positive critical response. "[42] Bollywood Hungama gave the film 4 out of 5 stars and said, "As a movie watching experience, Neerja is flawless. With a few exceptions, the story as told in the film is all true. "[44] Sarita Tanwar from Daily News and Analysis gave 4 out of 5 stars, writing, "Neerja is quite easily the finest film in recent times (on par with Talvar) based on a true story. The plot is based on a real-life event: Libyan-backed Abu Nidal Organization's hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan, on 5 September 1986. She has been sharing jaw-dropping pictures from the film and that has left her fans quite excited. Neerja Bhanot gave a lot of lessons to our life. Katrina's mesmerising pictures with sister Isabelle, 'Master': Unmissable celebrations moments, Stars who married their childhood sweethearts, Sayantani Ghosh's quirky saree styles are oh-so-gorgeous. Prior to that day, I had never heard of Neerja Bhanot, but I watched her bravery unfold before me within the span of a 2-hour movie. "[14], Principal photography of the film commenced 19 April 2015 in Mumbai. Sonam Kapoor in a still from ‘Neerja’ Film review: Neerja 2 min read. The film received a number of accolades at Bollywood award organisations, with particular praise for Kapoor's performance and Madhvani's direction. There's not a single false note. We serve personalized stories based on the selected city, Exclusive: ‘No uncle or aunty recommended me’, said Sidharth Malhotra speaking of his Bollywood journey, Exclusive! "[17] During the principal photography of the film, many Bollywood celebrities visited the film's sets, including Vidya Balan, Boman Irani, Anil Kapoor, and Raju Hirani. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization. [12][13] Shabana Azmi played the role of Neerja's mother in the film. It was produced by Atul Kasbekar's company, Bling Unplugged, alongside Fox Star Studios. ", "Neerja (2016) : Critic Review By Joginder Tuteja", "Review: The Music of 'Neerja' is Disarmingly Good", "Aamir, Hrithik in full force for special screening of 'Neerja' starring Sonam Kapoor", "Neerja movie review: Sonam Kapoor's gripping performance as Neerja Bhanot leaves Anupama Chopra teary-eyed", "Neerja quick take: Sonam Kapoor shines through this thrilling ride", "Women power: Neerja beats Mary Kom and Queen to become highest grossing heroine-centric film", "Why Sonam Kapoor's 'Neerja' may have been banned in Pakistan", "Well deserved! She is driven to the airport by her friend Jaideep (Shekhar Ravjiani). We just decided that we would our bit to ensure that India would remember one of its great heroines. [38], Upon release, the film, as well as Kapoor's performance, received praise from film critics around the world. This is not just about the woman's grit because she is a woman. [48] The Economic Times also gave a 4 out of 5 star rating: "Neerja is a must-see, not just for its cinematic value, but also as a reminder to salute Neerja's spirit. The film ends with a tribute to Neerja, who was eventually honoured posthumously with the Ashoka Chakra, India's highest military decoration awarded for peacetime valor, courageous action or self-sacrifice. Last month Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Airlift’ shared a soul stirring story stupendously and made us proud as an Indian, and today Ram Madhvani’s directorial debut, ‘Neerja’ is … gave it 4 out of 5 stars, stating, "Neerja deserves loud applause because not only is it an exceptional story of courage but because it is an ode to the undying spirit of humanity" and called Kapoor as "the star of the film". 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The film features music by Vishal Khurana, with lyrics written by Prasoon Joshi. Neerja Bhanot was a 22 year old Indian Flight attendant who gave up her life while saving the lives of the passengers onboard the Pan Am flight 73. Please Click Here to subscribe other newsletters that may interest you, and you'll always find stories you want to read in your inbox. By the end of its 38-day run, the film had grossed an estimated ₹1.08 billion (US$15 million) domestically and ₹259 million (US$3.6 million) internationally, for an approximate worldwide total of ₹1.35 billion (US$19 million). ETimes is an Entertainment, TV & Lifestyle industry's promotional website and carries advertorials and native advertising. Around 17 hours later, the plane loses auxiliary power, and the lights go out inside the plane. [40] Shubha Shetty-Saha of Mid Day gave the film 4.5 out of 5 stars, calling it "a deeply moving experience", and writing for Kapoor deemed it as "her best performance till date". The terrorists have the flight attendants collect all passports to identify the American passengers and hold them hostage; Neerja and her colleagues collect the passports, disposing of any American passports by throwing them down trash chutes or hiding them under seats. Director is the real hero of this movie. The sound is delicate, fearless, vulnerable and always intimate. The film grossed ₹135.52 crore (US$19 million) at the box office. Neerja (Neerja Story) Cast & Crew – Check out Hindi Movie Neerja cast and crew details, star cast information. The … Neerja and a passenger flung open two emergency doors, allowing many passengers to escape. On receiving the role of Neerja in the film, Kapoor told Press Trust of India, "I thought doing this film just reaffirms that it is about not bowing down. "[49] Rajeev Masand of CNN-News18 gave a 3.5 out of 5 rating and said, "Neerja is "a well-intentioned, heartfelt film that pays tribute to a real hero. Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal wedding: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif on the guest list while Karan Johar to choreograph the sangeet performances? [41] Meena Iyer of The Times of India gave Neerja 4 out of 5 stars and said, "Neerja raises a toast to the daunting spirit of India's daughters; every one of us must salute Neerja. The movie had a lot more to offer than just Neerja's story – life lessons. Actor Kartik Aaryan on Monday shared the first look of his character in Neerja director Ram Madhvani’s new film, Dhamaka. Punjab University inaugurated the Neerja Bhanot Hostel on 30th May 2019, in the University Campus in Chandigarh. In an interview with The Indian Express, Azmi describes her character and explains, "It was very difficult to play her, particularly the last scene where Rama addresses an audience. A dramatization of the real life 1986 hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan, Neerja spends ample time setting the stage and making the story feel more cinema than documentary. Today, the actress jetted off to Bhuj to shoot for the last schedule of her film ‘Rashmi Rocket’. Well U Really Really Should...". But also about being wanted as a girl child, about her independent spirit and about her having to stand-up against labels and what was wrong. A tense, emotional tribute to the real-life heroics of Neerja Bhanot [32][33], Neerja was banned in Pakistan since the film shows Pakistan in a negative light. Pan Am Flight 73 Hijack. Neerja quickly alerts the cockpit, without the terrorists knowing, and the three American pilots escape through the overhead hatch, fleeing to the terminal under fire from the hijackers. Actress Katrina Kaif is quite active on social media. Exclusive! Neerja is the true biopic of 22yr Neerja Bhanot who while in charge as purser of Pan Am Flight 73 faced the ultimate challenge! The flight from Mumbai to New York with scheduled stops in Karachi & Frankfurt was hijacked with 360 passengers & 19 crew onboard while stopping in Pakistan a 17hr ordeal ensued, before the auxiliary power unit shutdown. Producer Kasbekar, replied on Twitter, "Big thank you to MP Poonam Mahajan and the Hon CM Devendra Fadnavis in declaring Neerja tax free in Maharashtra. Plot Summary The film is based on the life of air hostess Neerja Bhanot who was shot dead by terrorists who hijacked Pan Am Flight in Karachi on 5 September 1986. One challenge faced was acquiring a real plane for shooting; director Ram Madhvani and Rucha Pathak decided to re-create the plane because a major part of the film required shooting against the plane back-drop. Actress Rakul Preet Singh, who is currently busy shooting for Ajay Devgn and Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘MayDay’, has shared a sweet birthday note for Sidharth Malhotra. While helping three children slide down the chute of the emergency exit, Neerja was hit by bullets. Pan Am survivor reveals the TRUE story of Neerja Bhanot's final flight! [28][29][30] The film was also praised by Delhi's Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, who tweeted that the film's message was, "Live for others, die for others. Sara Ali Khan talks about the difference between a Bollywood outsider and insider. No? "[8], The film's script and screenplay were penned by Saiwyn Quadras, and the dialogue was written by Sanyuktha Chawla Sheikh. Updated: 19 Feb 2016, 08:20 PM IST Uday Bhatia. It directed by Ram Madhavni starring Sonam Kapoor. The film, Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers in 1986. [34], The film was declared tax-free by Government of Maharashtra and the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The panicking hijackers begin shooting down passengers indiscriminately; at great peril to her own life, Neerja opens the emergency exit door and deploys the chute, directing passengers out of the plane. Mitesh Mirchandani’s jerky camerawork does a great job of using the claustrophobic confines of the aircraft to showcase the oppressiveness of the situation and the terror of the hostages."[54]. She will be seen sharing the screen space with Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi. Posthumously, she became the youngest recipient of India's highest peacetime gallantry, the Ashok Chakra Award, as well as several other accolades from the governments of Pakistan and the United States. "I knew that getting Aamir Khan, Boman Irani, Vidya Balan, Raju Hirani and Anil Kapoor to speak to the 220 cast would help instill dedication and effort that this film would require," director Madhvani said in a statement. Neerja is the story of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. Despite Neerja and the other attendants' attempts to explain, the terrorists assume the Pakistanis cut the power deliberately, and anticipate an imminent Pakistani raid on the plane. But still, the film holds, and hold us with it. [16] After two months of filming, the shooting was wrapped up on 19 June 2015. The film had the highest opening weekend for a female-led film in the US and Middle East; in the UK, it had the second-highest opening weekend of 2016. SUBSCRIBE NOW to get the latest news, gossip on your favourite stars & oven-fresh movie reviews from top reviewers right in your inbox. 32 shooting days!!! The plane takes off from Mumbai's Sahar International Airport and lands in Karachi, where the four Abu Nidal terrorists, disguised as security officers escorting a Libyan diplomat, hijack the plane. Malaika Arora, who welcomed the year 2021 with her beau Arjun Kapoor in Goa, was seen stepping out for a morning walk with her pet dog Casper earlier today. to get the latest news, gossip on your favourite stars & oven-fresh movie reviews from top reviewers right in your inbox. The film is shown from the point of view of the flight's head purser, Neerja Bhanot, who thwarted the hijack attempt by alerting the pilots, thus grounding the plane; Bhanot died trying to help save 359 of the 379 passengers and crew on board. He said, "For us [...], a story of courage as exceptional as Neerja's simply deserved to be told. ETimes photographers caught the diva near her residence. The actor plays a journalist in the film… The children escape the plane and Neerja then drags herself out of the doorway and down the emergency slide before dying. Upon release, Neerja received positive reviews, with praise directed to Kapoor's performance,[27] and was a moderate box office success. Neerja Plot. "[23] Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama said that "the songs of the film heard are strictly functional and won't really be into play once the film is through." It is an extremely well-written emotional scene, which does complete justice to the moment. It won two awards at the 64th National Film Awards including Best Feature Film in Hindi and Special Mention for Kapoor. [9] The director of photography for the film was the cinematographer Mitesh Mirchandani, who had been previously associated with 2012 film Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana. 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. Aside from telling a story about the events of PAN AM 73, Neerja has a lovely layer of woman empowerment sewed into the fabric of the film. As well as, her life and heroism inspired a biography movie called Neerja in 2016. "[47], Rummana of Yahoo! (Text: Alaka Sahani; Image: Courtesy the Bhanot family) Read her full story … Bollywood Everywhere/Dailymotion Neerja Bhanot movie. No? Dejected over not finding any American passports, the hijackers locate a British passenger and hold him hostage. Shabana Azmi plays the role of Neerja's mother. During the flight, Neerja reflects on her brief, unhappy arranged marriage to Naresh (Kavi Shastri), a professional in Doha, Qatar, who abused her over her small dowry and inability to perform household work. As Neerja boards Pan Am 73, it is meanwhile revealed that the Abu Nidal organisation, a Libyan-sponsored Palestinian terrorist group, plans to hijack the plane in Karachi. When an Indian American passenger reveals himself as an American, one of the terrorists murders him and throws his body off the aircraft in front of the Pakistani negotiators. Quick and decisive decision. Neerja is a 2016 biographical movie starring Sonam Kapoor. It was the morning of September 5, 1986. Copyright © 2021 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved |, Delhi Times, Aurangabad Times, Maharashtra Times, You are now subscribed to the entertainment Newsletter. He added that the songs "Aankhein Milayenge Darr Se" and "Gehra Ishq" would make the most impression. When Imran Ali (Shashi Bhushan), a Pakistani radio engineer, begins to stand up, Neerja signals for him to sit down. Recently, I watched a biographical film about Neerja Bhanot, a flight attendant who risked her life to save 359 passengers on board a hijacked plane. 22-year-old Neerja Bhanot (Sonam Kapoor) arrives late for a house party one evening. Read to know more. You can change your city from here. - Sonam Kapoor's Neerja, the film based on the bravery of Pan Am flight attendant Neerja … [3], On Monday, the film netted around ₹37 million (US$520,000), with only around a 20% drop in revenue compared to first day. Pre-production work on Neerja began in September 2014, when the film's executive producer Atul Kasbekar said that his company, Bling Unplugged, would co-produce Ram Madhvani's film along with Fox Star Studios. ", "Neerja Bhanot biopic: A surprise visitor for Sonam Kapoor", "WATCH: How The Crew Of 'Neerja' Built An Actual Plane", "Visual Computing Labs, Tata Elxsi: Creates Magic for 'Neerja, "Neerja: Sonam Kapoor joins Ram Madhvani, Prasoon Joshi for a song launch", "Sonam Kapoor impresses in 'Jeete Hain Chal' track from 'Neerja': Watch now! [10][6], Kapoor was contracted by Kasbekar to play Neerja Bhanot, the senior flight crew member. I am blessed. She eventually returned home for a modelling contract. Kangana Ranaut, Paresh Rawal, Nimrat Kaur and other B-town celebs welcome the Covid-19 vaccination programme. [53] Sonali Kokra of The National praised the film: "Neerja is a great story told well. Development began in September 2014, when Kasbekar signed Madhvani and Kapoor for a film to be made by Bling Unplugged and Fox Star Studios. The film's Wednesday, Thursday and Friday earnings were ₹31.4 million (US$440,000), ₹36 million (US$500,000), and ₹31.5 million (US$440,000), respectively. "[31] The film emerged as one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films featuring a female protagonist. While negotiations with the Pakistani air controllers drag on, the negotiators slowly lose control of the situation, with the hijackers becoming more agitated by the minute. Meanwhile, Neerja who had her birthday 2 days later had an envelope and when she has kept away from other passengers, opens that envelope given to her by Jaideep, her friend, which was his love confession and a cookie, Neerja reads that and ate that cookie which symbolizes her acceptance of his love, but on a little sad note Jaideep never gets to know that she has accepted his love. She keeps sharing updates from the sets and entertains her fans on Instagram. Neerja had escaped an … Refrain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks, name calling or inciting hatred against any community. The terrorists try to locate a radio engineer among the passengers by ordering Neerja to make an announcement over the intercom. Neerja insists on keeping her job. Sonam Kapoor's Neerja becomes tax free in Maharashtra", "Neerja box office collections: Sonam Kapoor starrer collects Rs. 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When a younger terrorist assaults the passengers and molests the attendants, the terrorist leader chastises him; humiliated, the younger terrorist storms into the cockpit and shoots Ali, screaming wild threats over the radio. That's Two More days than Birdman took! "[25], The film had a special screening on 16 February 2016 in Mumbai, which was attended by celebrities, including filmmaker Karan Johar; Subhash Ghai; Kapoor's father, Anil Kapoor; Sachin Tendulkar; Yuvraj Singh; Sunil Gavaskar; Ayushmann Khurrana; and Amit Sadh. It collected ₹76 million (US$1.1 million) net on Saturday and ₹97.1 million (US$1.4 million) on Sunday, with a weekend total of ₹210 million (US$2.9 million). Ram Madhvani directed the movie Neerja starring Sonam Kapoor in the lead role.The movies released on 19 February 2016. "[20], The film's soundtrack is composed by Vishal Khurana with lyrics written by Prasoon Joshi. #BigStory: Should Bollywood remake old classics and blockbusters? [18], The makers of the film acknowledged the responsibility of portraying the story. Let's work together to keep the conversation civil. "[36], On its first day, the film earned about ₹47 million (US$660,000) net, much of it from Mumbai, Delhi NCR. Not only did it create the box office by storm but also made it big at many award organizations. 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