Neerja (2016)

19 February 2016 | 122 minutes | Biography


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Based on the life of slain flight attendant Neerja Bharot, the film follows the journey of the braveheart who sacrificed herself while saving the passengers on a hijacked flight.



On September 5th, 1986, when flight attendant and part time model, Neerja Bhanot, boards the Pan Am Flight 73 from Bombay to New York as a head purser, she is thrilled inside. Parallel to this, it is revealed that a terrorist group of Palestinian extremists have planned to hijack the plane in Karachi during a layover. As soon as the plane lands, the terrorists enter disguised, but immediately reveal themselves and declare the hijack to the passengers. Amidst the sudden shock and fear, Neerja holds on to her cool and manages to alert the cockpit about the situation. This one step by the fearless head attendant, Neerja, makes sure the pilots escape and the hijackers’ cannot continue with their plan. The horrifying situation continued for over 17 hours, where Neerja displayed courage, cool and compassion to her maximum limits. But where is this brave-heart’s fate headed to?

Company Credits

Studio: Fox Star Studios, Bling Live
Distributed By: Fox Star Studios

Box Office

Budget: Rs 25 Crores
Net: Rs 75.59 Crores

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