A true story inspired from the life of Purser Neerja Bhanot an International Hero who played vital role in the rescue of passengers and crew from the terrorist hijack of Pan Am Flight 73 on 5th September 1986. She was shot dead by the Libyan Terrorist while she managed to rescue around 259 hostages out of 279. Government of India awarded her with India’s highest gallantry award for bravery in the face of the enemy during peace time – Ashoka Chakra Award, and she is the youngest recipient for this till now.
Sonam Kapoor has done an outstanding performance and the way she portrayed the character, I am sure Neerja lived again for those 2.5 hours. Although she can’t die ever and is alive forever in our hearts. Director Ram Madhvani focused on each and every single element that made the audience time-travel to those period and live the experience of terror which all the people faced at that time. Salute to the parents who gave birth to this brave girl. Shabhana Azmi is playing the role of Neerja’s mother and nobody can do it better than her. She has shown the courage and will power of an Indian mother, who remain positive till the last breath and always the back bone of every family and every martyrs of our country.
Yogendra Tiku is playing the role of father in the movie giving full justice to his role. Talking about the pace of the movie it is in the required quotient and definitely an emotional treat for body and mind. To refresh the patriotism and humanity in yourself. In between it may feel that movie is little slow but that is overlapped by rest of the scenes which can give you goosebumps. You can see singer, music director Shekhar Ravijiani playing the role of Jaideep (friend/lover of Neerja).
It is a must watch for every single person to keep the courage and bravery alive in our hearts and to stand with justice, thus, to keep Neerja alive ever.