Neerja review is our latest Bollywood movie review of 2016 February. The Bollywood movie Neerja was released on February 19, 2016. The Hindi movie Neerja has stars – Sonam Kapoor and Shabana Azmi in lead roles.
Sonam Kapoor Excels in Every Scene
Neerja Release Date: 19 February 2016
Neerja Rating: 3 / 5
Run Time: 2 Hrs : 2 Mins
Producer: Atul Kasbekar and others
Director: Ram Madhvani
Music: Vishal Khurana
Songs: Full list of songs – Click Here
Neerja Star Cast
- Sonam Kapoor as Neerja Bhanot
- Shabana Azmi as Rama Bhanot
- Shekhar Ravjiani as Jaideep
- Yogendra Tiku as Harish Bhanot
- Ali Baldiwala as Mansoor
- Kavi Shastri as Naresh
Neerja – Movie Review
Hindi Film “Neerja” is moderately enjoyable to watch but not a perfect movie. There are a lot of flaws in the film. Some of the scenes are really over the top. The real Neerja Bhanot would have never done something like that. But even with those flaws Neerja is probably the best tribute movie that is even made in Bollywood.
The director Ram Madhvani put his heart into it while making the movie and I personally felt that he was not worried about the box office collection. The Neerja is purely made for Neerja as there is no hero in this Bollywood film.
The main protagonist in the movie is played by someone who is yet to prove her material as a bankable star. Sonam Kapoor is mostly seen as someone who is great at wearing designer clothes but Ram Madhvani saw something beyond her dressing sense in stylish Sonam. He could have easily gone for someone more bankable. But he successfully convinced us in his movie that casting Sonam was his wise decision. Sonam Kapoor as head attendant Neerja, excels in every scene. She had a really tough task in her hand to portray so many emotions in such a challenging film. But Sonam was able to convey her emotions perfectly without going over the top even once.
We have already read a lot about Neerja Bhanot who was a head steward for Pan American World Airways. But the movie Neerja adds some twists and thrills to the real story to make it touching and engaging Bollywood movie. The changes were necessary as the purpose was to entertain and not to document Neerja’s life.
The movie stars with the happy go like Neerja, who is living the life to the fullest. She is doing a job that most girls dream about. She has a love life and a supportive family. Her life could not get any better. But one day everything changes. Her Pan Am Flight 73 lands in Karachi and it gets hijacked by the terrorists. Neerja at first gets scared but then she decides to fight back. Unfortunately, she loses her life but the passengers whom she was taking care of were safe.
Ram Madhvani deserves a lot of respect for making the hijacking scenes come alive. We know the story, but most of us will watch this movie while sitting at the edge of our seats. People started crying at the theater when Neerja got caught by hijackers. By the end of the film, almost everyone was in tears. Shabana Azmi as Neerja’s mother is outstanding. The rest of the cast do their job well too.
Songs and Singers
The music of the movie is full of heart touching songs. Vishal Khurana has done a great job as music director. There is not much scope for songs in Neerja’s story and this is why there are only 4 songs in the album.
- Jeete Hain Chal
- Gehra Ishq
- Aankhein Milayenge Darr Se
Neha Bhasin, K. Mohan
- Aisa Kyun Maa
The Bollywood film is made under the banner Fox Star Studios production company.