Neerja is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical thriller film written by Saiwyn Quadras, and directed by Ram Madhvani starring Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and Shekhar Ravjiani. The film was produced by Atul Kasbekar under the banner of Fox Star Studios. The film revolves around the Libya backed Abu Nidal Organization’s hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan on 5 September 1986, specifically focusing on head purser Neerja Bhanot who thwarted the hijack attempt by preventing the plane from taking off. Bhanot also saved the lives of approximately 360 hostages in those long hours of incarceration.
The film was released worldwide on February 19, 2016. Critics praised the narration and Sonam Kapoor’s performance
Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Ravjiani, Kavi Shastri,
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