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Neerja Movie Review

Neerja Movie Review

Average Ratings:3.83/5
Score :100% Positive
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand  Site:CNN IBN
There is no question Neerja will leave you with a lump the size of a golf-ball in your throat. Based on the tragic true story of 23-year-old airhostess Neerja Bhanot, who lost her life helping passengers escape from Palestinian terrorists on a hijacked Pan Am flight in 1986, this is a respectful tribute that pushes all the right buttons.I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five for Neerja. Don’t forget to carry a handkerchief; you’re going to need one.
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Ratings:4.5/5 Review By:Taran Adarsh  Site:Twitter
It's time to acknowledge and salute our heroes. And Neerja does that magnificently. A film that deserves a standing ovation...Neerja is a must, must watch. A film that will continue to live in our memory. Will go with a 4.5 star rating for this cinematic gem! Neerja is inspirational, moving, powerful, heartbreaking. Director Ram Madhvani narrates the story with panache. Screenwriting is top notch

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Ratings:-- Review By:Komal Nahta  Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Neerja is a surefire hit. It is a human drama which will move the audience to tears a number of times. Because the story is not too well-known, the curiosity value of the film will be immense, more so because it presents a realistic account of what happened in the hijack drama of 1986. The film may have started slow but there can be no two opinions about the prediction that the film has wings to take flight and its collections will shoot up on the strength of a hugely positive word of mouth.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Anupama Chopra  Site:Youtube
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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Raja Sen  Site:Rediff
Madhvani's biggest strength in Neerja may be the way he alternates between letting us relate to the character and making us feel awed by her. She's just like you or me or someone we know, the film seems to assure us, before showing us just how special she is -- and how special we must all hope to be. Many salutations, Neerja Bhanot, and may your story live on.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Sukanya Verma  Site:Rediff
Neerja isn't always subtle in its sentimentality what with its moments of a mother (a poignant if mannered Shabana Azmi) instinctively sensing trouble or compulsively scouting for a misplaced good luck charm. And yet so heartfelt in its sympathy, I couldn't fight those tears when her father (a terrific Yogendra Tiku) stumbles for words to comfort his wife on the phone. He is not sure if he has reason to. But he found much to be proud of a daughter who wasn't merely swayed by the romanticism of Anand, but truly understood the cost at which such philosophy is procured.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Saibal Chatterjee  Site:NDTV
Sonam is of course the lynchpin. Even when pushed well out of her comfort zone, she is completely convincing and real as the bubbly youngster with nerves of steel. Shabana Azmi informs her role with subtle nuances that add startling layers to the characterization. Yogendra Tiku, a competent actor who rarely gets the play he deserves in Hindi cinema, conveys the welled-up emotions of a father egging her daughter on to be in control of her own life.If it is going to be just one Hindi film this week, make sure it is Neerja. It is a powerful story that tugs gently and delicately at the heartstrings. It does not go overboard on attacking the lachrymal glands. But when it does, it is bang on. 
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta  Site:IndianExpress
‘Neerja’ could have been outstanding. But still, the film holds, and hold us with it. Both Shabana Azmi and Tikku, as the parents hoping for the best and dreading the worst for their ‘Laado’ (Neerja’s ‘pet name’), are excellent. They shine a light on the tragically-cut-short life of their daughter, a true inspirational heroine whose deeds need more than a memorial. They need to be remembered. I came out of the theatre, wet-eyed.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Sreeju  Site:BollywoodLife
Neerja’s last words to her mother in the film is a famous Rajesh Khanna dialogue about Pushpa and her tears! Even though I hate them a lot, you just can’t leave the hall with dry eyes! Aamir, you have more company in the crying club. Go watch one of the best Hindi films made in recent times ASAP!
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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Bollywoodhungama Site:Bollywoodhungama
On the whole, NEERJA is a must watch ode to the youngest recipient of the highest civilian honour Ashok Chakra for displaying extraordinary courage and human kindness. It is a film that will make you stand up for what's genuinely Right without bothering about nationality, religion, sex, cast or colour of the skin. Most importantly as a movie watching experience, you'll be glued to the movie screen with tears and admiration welling up in your eyes. NEERJA is a movie that will make you a better person. Don't miss it!
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Surabhi Redkar Site:Koimoi
Neerja is a heart-felt biopic that rises above ordinary with a great direction and stellar performances. I suggest you fasten your seat belts for this weekend with Neerja. Do watch! The film has been crafted with a lot of honesty. It is a much better watch than any crappy romantic tales that we had to sit through last week.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Lokesh Dharmani Site:Masala
The film does have a couple of flaws. It tends to get a bit slow and manipulative in between. But these are small hiccups in a film that besides telling an inspiring, fearless story briefly comments on the need to bring up our daughters as fearlessly as we bring up our sons. Shabana Azmi nails it in that last scene. I walked out with moist eyes and a lump in my throat, and that’s saying a lot.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Manjusha Radhakrishnan Site:Gulfnews
Your life should be big, not long,” declares Sonam Kapoor in the opening scenes of Neerja. You couldn’t have asked for a bigger cue than that in a drama that documents the life of a brave flight attendant who sacrifices her life when terrorists hijack a plane.There are moments in the second half where the plot seems to drag. But the climax is powerful and makes up for that blip. Watch this if you are looking for an engaging film about love, extraordinary bravery and honour. But keep the tissues near by. You will need them.
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Ratings:-- Review By:Sneha Francis Site:Emirates24by7
With a story that’s already celebrated, it’s notable how writer Saiwyn Quadras brings thrill and menace to those crucial hours, as lives are locked down and tortured. She lends depth to Neerja by exploring her past setbacks, and how it drives her to do the unthinkable.Still, ‘Neerja’ is a compelling watch. And, her’s is a story that deserves to be celebrated.
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Neerja Story:  

The film is based on the life of Neerja Bhanot who was shot dead by terrorists who hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi on 5 September 1986. Bhanot was the senior flight purser on the ill-fated Pan Am Flight 73 flying from Mumbai to the USA, which was hijacked by four armed men on 5 September 1986 at Karachi airport in Pakistan. The aircraft was carrying 400 passengers. The terrorist wanted to redirect the plane, Israel and crash it into a building.

Neerja Release Date:

Feb 19, 2016

 Director: Ram Madhvani

 Producer: Atul Kasbekar, Shanti Sivaram Maini, Bling Unplugged, Fox Star Studios

Sonam Kapoor as Neerja Bhanot
Shabana Azmi as Rama Bhanot
Shekhar Ravjiani as Jaideep
Yogendra Tiku as Harish Bhanot

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  1. The movie would have been much better & would have desreved Oscar if they would have taken Kangana Ranaut , This piece of crap Sonam Kapoor is just a Rich Dads Spoilt daughter with stone face expressions & with minus acting skills

    1. I totally disagree with you.

    2. Fully Agree!! Makes me throw up.

    3. Yes, I too agree. She doesn't have acting skill. This could have been a milestone movie for her. The movie has a strong plot and based on real incident. Film director could have taken better actress and justice to the spectators.

  2. NEERJA:
    She’s a Hero! [3.5/5]

    Real-life heroes are way better than the ones we see, create or admire on big screen. They might not look perfectly decked-up all the time, make a grand entry and an even greater exit from the frame in the most overrated slow-motion shots. They might not be so exceptionally skilled to kill every bad man in their way; on the other hand, they might get killed at the end. And trust me if they do so, it’s never pre-designed to sympathetically benefit their own image amongst their fans. Real-life heroes also necessarily don’t have to be always a ‘Hero’ to inspire; they can also come in as a bold, fearless, strong-headed and proud 23-year old girl from the next door! Ram Madhvani’s inspirational biopic NEERJA successfully brings us closer to one such hero, most of us wouldn’t have known of if the efforts were not made.

    Neerja Bhanot [played on screen by Sonam Kapoor] is our regular girl next door who doesn’t miss her vanity box while leaving for work. She is a head purser in a leading international airways company. She has a promising career in modeling also but she prefers this ‘Mazdooron wala kaam’ as her mother [Shabana Azmi] ironically complains about the wee hours at work. She is just two days away to celebrate her 23rd birthday and her plane gets hijacked by a terrorist group seeking their associates’ freedom in return of 379 passengers on board. NEERJA confirms for the grave situation, tensed air and frightening faces of fear as we proceed further in the film. NEERJA also observes the bravura instinct of ‘never lose hope till it ends’ in Neerja Bhanot- an ardent fan of yesteryear Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna and his popular dialogue in Hrishkesh Mukherji’s ANAND, “Babu Moshay, Zindagi badi honi chayiye, lambi nahin!”.

    In Neerja Bhanot, there is a lot more than just a submissive, fearless and sensibly human flight staff. She is an awful and abusive arranged-marriage survivor too. Ram Madhvani skillfully manages to showcase both of her traumatic positions in past and present where she has to make choices that could make or break her identity as an individual. She could have chosen to die in peace by going ahead with the ‘adjustment clause’ in the marriage most mothers preach to their daughters or else could live long with the guilt of not standing with the right. She picks to die for humanity and live long for the human race as a great example of unshaken courage, undying hope and incomparable heroism!

    NEERJA doesn’t hit every cord right especially in the first half where Madhvani tries to convince us investing in the characters emotionally. The excessive mentions of the Rajesh Khanna references are also not well-received at all the time. In fact, this is the part where you know with your experiences in the past that what exactly comes after. The good thing is Madhvani smells it sooner than you think and doesn’t wait too long to go jump in the pool of terror where an extraordinary tale of great courage awaits to unfold. With an abrupt interval point, Ram also dares us to think again about bringing the much-needed and long-awaited ‘No interval’ initiative in the current Bollywood scenario.

    NEERJA is a surprising set of some grounded performances. Sonam Kapoor handles to make us believe in her skills well. If she is not bothering you as Sonam while watching it, you should know how blessed you and the film are. Shabana Azmi is the strongest when it comes to target your tear glands. Yogendra Tiku as her father and the actor playing Khalil- one of the hysterical terrorists deserve a special mention!

    At the end, NEERJA makes you feel indebted, obliged and appreciative towards such brave souls. In the desperate times of ‘pseudo-nationalism’ taking over the spirit of individual’s freedom, choice and humanity at large, it has the guts to show a mirror to the society. A 23-year old teaches us to live and die as it should be; and now, it’s time to respect her sacrifice! [3.5/5]

    1. Gaurav bro, Please give me the link of your Airlift movie review!

    2. Here it is, brother!

  3. I'm agree with you kangna will be best for movie

    1. Will Be? The film is already released with Sonam Kapoor in it.

  4. I'm agree with you kangna will be best for movie

  5. I'm agree with you kangna will be best for movie

  6. plz put anupama chopra s n raja sen s review

  7. My Review for Neerja- An exceptional story of courage. Do share your opinion

  8. Please add the review by Raja Sen.. It is considered for all other I hope it can be added here too..

  9. | Ratings: 3/5

    Neerja is a film which will bring tears to your eyes. It is a tribute to India's braveheart Neerja Bhanot , who sacrificed her life to save lives of other passengers. Certainly, a story which deserves to be told a million times so that everyone can admire her bravado and bow their head in immense respect.

    Neerja as a film scores very high on emotion but falters on execution. Kudos to marketing team of Neerja, who pulled every string to create sensation in the media about this story. Not only every news channel is airing their own version of documentary but they even got interviews of Pan Am 73 survivors. They have cached in every human emotion to garner enough empathy towards the film. This is a good starting point and would be a crowd puller in cinema halls but it can't be a replacement to a movie well made.

    Plot of the film is like an open book and audience know it by heart. Screenplay, dialogues, performance and direction is what can make or break this movie. I personally liked the Screenplay, especially movie starting on 2 parallel tracks, one with Neerja thread and other one on terrorists thread. You'll often see flashes of flashback to Neerja's earlier life challenges and comparing them to current situation. However, in a bid to show authenticity all the dialogues in terrorists were in Arabic/non-hindi laced with subtitles. I appreciate director's thought but it was a bit pain to make a sense of all the chaos. All the dialogues lacked luster and sounded like a very routine conversation.

    Sonam Kapoor bagged a dream role, where entire movie revolves around her. Even a slight effort would have given her accolades. But alas, she is consistent on her mediocrity, playing a daredevil role like a sissy. Neerja definitely demanded a much more fearless performance which Sonam Kapoor is incapable of. I would have expected someone like Anushka Sharma or a younger version of Sushmita Sen to do this role. Shabana Azmi and Yogendra Tiku's performance lacks a punch despite of being such senior actors.

    Direction of Ram Madhvani is average and there isn't anything worth appreciating. His immaturity is quite evident and he proved to be just another rookie. There isn't much scope of music, cinematography, sets and costumes as per the script.

    Right from the first scene, director is reminding audience again and again, this girl is going to die..this girl is going to die. For e.g. Brother saying "Read this magazine later on, as if you are going to die". Mother saying "Where is that ring, I made for your safety. God forbid if something happens to you". Well based on Neerja Bhanot's character and her being inspired from Rajesh Khanna's Anand character, film should have been made a little more lively instead of morose. Something on the line of classic Anand would have made this film even classier.

    Verdict: Watch it for the emotion and not performance. Neerja Bhanot's story is deserved to be told to every Indian. Even with half-baked characterization and its glitches, movie will make you cry. Much better than other alternatives like Fitoor and Sanam Re. I must say a very good timing for Neerja.


  10. it can added to the list of highest rated movies now..:)

    1. Only the Top 10 go to the sidebar which was not updated for a while . This is number 12

  11. Ohh yes it is among highest rated now..plz add it there too..

  12. भाई फ़िल्म तो बहुत बढ़िया है
    लेकिन 3 सितारे ही मिल सकते हैं।
    अगर सोनम नहीं होती तो 4 मिल सकते थे। क्या बोलते हो भाई लोग।

  13. sonam is good actor ....give her a chance . watch her other movies then u would know.

  14. NEERJA MOVIE REVIEW - (4.5/5)
    A terrorising thriller that is truly nerve wrecking!

    Have you ever felt like being at gunpoint, have you ever imagined yourself as a hostage, have you ever feared death? If not, Ram Madhvani's Neerja is sure to send that chill down your spine as every moment of this film passes by.
    Neerja is the inspirational story of air hostess Neerja Bhanot who without at once caring about her own life, saved the lives of around 360 people ! From the very start Ram makes the film nail biting as Neerja is all ready to go for her last flight and there are constant cut through's to the terrorists preparing for the hijack. This parallel editing makes this film gripping from the very beginning. You are introduced to Neerja and the lovely bond she shares with her parents especially her mother and from then on you are ready for a journey with her.
    The hijack situations are aunthentic as hell, kudos to the actors who play the terrorists, they bring that cruelty into them, that you sitting on your seats feel like you'll be shot any moment. The camera work is commendable here as there are sudden drifts of camera giving out the captivity inside that plane in the most perfect manner. Every supporting cast does a beautiful job never causing a hiccup in the screenplay. This film is surely not for the weak hearted, as it is nerve wrecking and too brutal to handle in parts. But Madhvani never exaggerates situations for the sake of it, but rather adds manipulation and drama into scenes making them even more gripping.
    Shabana Azmi delivers dialogues which are gonna bring a lump in your throat, i couldn't help stop my tears in the last scene, where Shabana speaks truly like a mother who has lost the only one she had in her life, her laado. Yogendra Tikku playing Neerja's father too does a splendid job. But it is Sonam Kapoor, who feels Neerja, and gets her soul into herself. She surely doesn't get rid of her sloppy accent but that is something easily forgivable in an otherwise outstanding performance.
    So in the end, It remains a thriller that is gonna stay in my mind for days and I seriously salute Neerja for what she did 30 years back! I am going with four and a half out of five for Neerja. It is a must watch, just don't forget to carry your box of tissues!


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