Neerja Movie Review : Sonam Kapoor

Here we provide Neerja Review, Ratings by different news, magazines, organizations etc. like IMDB, Indiatimes etc. Read all reviews and decide you should go to watch or not and Nerja is a big hit or flop. Neerja movie is made from reality icident which happend in 1986. Purser Neerja Bhanot (Sonam Kapoor) becomes an international hero after terrorists hijack Pan Am Flight 73 on Sept. 5, 1986.

CAST: Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tiku
DIRECTION: Ram Madhvani
GENRE: Biography
DURATION: 2 hours 2 minutes

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. That she gets caught in the crossfire is a tragedy.

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Neerja Review by Indian Express

The tragic story of Neerja Bhanot, who died while saving the lives of others, is full of tears and heartbreak. What we want to know, going into ‘Neerja’, the film based on the last two days of her 23 years on this earth, is : will it do justice to that pretty young woman with extraordinary courage? Short answer : yes.

Director Ram Madhvani’s long overdue return (where did he go missing all these years, after his terrific debut ‘Let’s Talk’?) to the screen is invested with the urgency and the sense of impending doom which tells us just how those terror-filled hours must have been like for Neerja, who was on that hopping Pan Am flight, New Delhi-Karachi-Frankfurt-New York, celebrating her first time as chief purser.

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Neerja Review by Times of India

Sonam’s Neerja quietly seals a place in your heart. There are no theatrics; she’s dignified, strong and real. Shabana as the bereaved mother makes her grief yours, her daughter’s glory also yours. Yogendra Tiku lends able support and Khalil(theatre actor, Jim Sarbh) as the maniacal terrorist is terrific.
This one raises a toast to the daunting spirit of India’s daughters; every one of us must salute Neerja.

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Neerja Review by NDTV

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.

For those old enough to remember how the hijacking of the 1986 Pan Am flight 73 panned out, the details are obviously all in the public domain.

Yet, the need to bring the story of Neerja Bhanot to the big screen cannot be questioned, especially from the point of view of a younger audience.

In this shrill era of arrogant, aggressive nationalism, the qualities of genuine humanism that this spirited film celebrates deserve to be brought to the fore and embraced.

Neerja not only places a woman at its centre, it also showcases the pluck of a flight attendant who makes no distinction between nationalities when her passengers face a grave threat.

She goes out of her way to try and save everybody on board – Indians, Americans, Pakistanis and Brits – without any thought of the cost that she might have to pay.

Director Ram Madhvani opts for just the right emotional amplitude to bring to the screen the exceptional tale of a brave fashion model and flight attendant who, hours shy of her 23rd birthday, laid down her life to save over 350 passengers.

Neerja needs to be applauded for avoiding the garish and gratuitous bells and whistles of commercial Hindi cinema.

It plunges headlong into the life of a bubbly 1980s girl who flies in and out of the country for a living while successfully pursuing a thriving modelling career.

The protagonist, whose personal life revolves around her doting mother (Shabana Azmi), supportive father (Yogendra Tiku), and her milk-white Spitz, is a diehard Rajesh Khanna fan.

Her obsession with Kaka allows a pivotal allusion to ‘Zindagi badi honi chahiye lambi nahin, Babumoshai’ to be woven into the screenplay (written by Saiwyn Quadras).

The transience of existence and the sheer senseless of the violence that snatches away promising lives is contrasted with the large-hearted cheerfulness of Neerja.

There is no way of telling how rough her life has been in the past few months as she looks to make a fresh beginning.

She has a male friend, Jaideep (Shekhar Ravjiani in a special appearance), who might have been her ticket to a second chance in life had fate allowed her a longer stint on earth.

In the early minutes, the film cuts back and forth between Neerja’s chores in the run-up to the last flight of her life and scenes showing a quartet of Palestinian desperadoes prepping for the fateful strike on Pan Am flight 73.

In the time between the plane taking off from Sahar International and reaching cruising altitude, two pithy flashbacks reveal two crucial details of Neerja’s life – an arranged marriage gone sour and her deep bonding with her journalist-father.

But what holds one crucial part of Neerja together is its sensitive and insightful mother-daughter relationship.

It is a film about a hijacking and a girl who did not let gun-toting and explosives-laden terrorists cow her down in the course of a hold-up that lasted 16 hours.

But without the light that it throws on Neerja’s upbringing, it would be just another story of courage under duress. It is much more.

Neerja is a portrait of a family which, like any other Indian family, had to grapple with the notion that a girl-child is vulnerable in our society and, therefore, in need of more protection than her two brothers.

The heroine of this film is a woman of substance who follows her heart and, barring a brush with the boorish husband from whom she breaks free, gets what she wants.

Credit : NDTV

Neerja Rating & Review by IMDB

After first day reaction of public IMDB shows Readers Rating 8.9/10 based on users rating.  8.9 out of 10 is brilliant movie rating according to review by viewers. Check live Neerja rating on IMDB >> Live Movie Rating.

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