She gave up her life so others wouldn’t. This is her story. 

Neerja Bhanot, an Indian air hostess when she gallantly sacrificed her life was on board the ill-fated Pan Am Flight 73 is remembered for her bravery and courage. Neerja is her story. Sonam Kapoor plays the braveheart who gave up her life saving the lives of passengers from terrorists. Directed by Ram Madhvani, the story follows the happenings of that fateful day in 1986 that changed the course of many lives. A Fox Star production, the movie aims to capture the minds and hearts of the audience.   


The trailer was launched today and looks gripping. Shabana Azmi plays Neerja’s mother. There are many reasons to watch Neerja. Her dauntlessness in times of crisis entails a movie that will show us Neerja Bhanot in her true valiant spirit. The trailer manages to offer just that. Glimpses of her life have been beautifully captured in the trailer. Her goodbyes to the ones she loved, her dedication to her work, her intrepidity while facing the terrorists responsible for the gruesome act and of course the humanity, have been portrayed well. 

In the face of unseen acts of cruelty that have unfortunately become far too frequent in today’s world, this story is one that must be remembered. The trailer has piqued our interest and we are sure Neerja will be an enthralling watch. The film releases on 19th February 2016. Watch the trailer below to re-live the story of a fearsome twenty-three year old girl.