Feb 19, 2016 Release Date:
122 min Runtime:
Based on true events, Neerja is the story of a model turned Air Hostess Neeraja Bhanot and her display of implausible courage during a terrorist plane hijacking and shooting. The earlier part of the story reflects upon her abusive married life due to lack of dowry and domestic skills. The main part starts when she boards the flight Pan Am 73 which is hijacked by a group of terrorists of the AL-Libyan organization. Neerja displays her sensibility in handling the situation by informing the pilots which leave through the cockpit for alerting the authorities and by tackling the terrorists with patience. The passengers aim to shoot a couple of Americans and British to warn the Pakistani authorities. In the climax, the plane runs out of power and the panicked terrorists start blind shooting at the passengers. With her knowledge, Neerja opens the gate and chute to get them out and fatally loses her life while saving the lives of lost children. The movie ends with an emotional tribute to Neerja, awarded the highest military honor for courage, the Ashok Chakra.
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