Neerja | Official Trailer
Neerja is a biographical film directed by Ram Madhvani starring Sonam Kapoor in lead titular role with story and screenplay by Saiwyn Quadras, dialogues by Sanyuktha Chawla Sheikh and produced by Atul Kasbekar under the banner of Fox Star Studios. Principal photography of the film began around 19 April 2015, and is set to release sometime in 2016. The film’s music rights are acquired by T-Series. This film shows how a young flight attendant fought for the lives of her passengers.
The film revolves around the factual hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 specifically focusing on flight attendant Neerja Bhanot. Neerja Bhanot AC (7 September 1963 – 5 September 1986) was a flight attendant for Pan Am, based in Mumbai, India, who was murdered while saving passengers from terrorists on board the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 on 5 September 1986. Posthumously, she became the youngest recipient of India’s highest peacetime military award for bravery, the Ashok Chakra.
The film releases in theatres on February 19, 2016.