Neerja (2016)

Hindi Biography
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Total Reviews: 81
Sahi: 80 Nahi: 1

Review Summary: Neerja is a well-made, well acted, heartfelt tribute to the namesake's bravery. A rare genuine tribute to a real life hero!

Average Critic Rating: (3.74)
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Est. Budget: 25.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 68.0 CR

Plot: Neerja is an upcoming 2016 Indian biographical film directed by Ram Madhvani starring Sonam Kapoor in titular role and Shabana Azmi and Shekhar Ravjiani in supporting roles. The film was produced by Atul Kasbekar under the banner of Fox Star Studios. The film revolves around the factual hijacking of Pan... Read more

Neerja - Movie Reviews

Sonam Kapoor is exceptional as Neerja Bhanot
Rediff
So on an overall basis, ‘Neerja’ is one of India’s finest hijack based film presented in total thrilling and emotional manner. The heroic sacrifice of this young girl redefines the word hero and in her case this hero(ine)ic chapter is definitely worth a compulsory watch.
Cine Markets
It does not go overboard on attacking the lachrymal glands. But when it does, it is bang on.
The subject, the performances, and Madhvani’s restrained direction are strong enough to ensure that few will leave theatres dry-eyed. Eat your heart out, Karan Johar — this is how it’s done.
Huffington Post
Director Ram Madhvani has given the slain Indian airhostess a befitting Bollywood tribute
Emirates 24X7
A well-intentioned, heartfelt film that pays tribute to a real hero
IBN Live
As gripping as it is poignant!
Sify
'Neerja', won't steal your heart or make you hate terrorists, it takes an emotional and mature stance about its subject
Filmfare
Neerja movie review: Sonam Kapoor makes us believe she is, was, Neerja
Indian Express
Sonam Kapoor plays Neerja like she cares and that is all the role needs
REDIFF
Even as I am writing this review, I still have a lump in my throat. Such is the power of humanity, kindness and good cinema
Don’t forget to carry a handkerchief; you’re going to need one
Rajeev Masand
This one is a genuine weeper
Hindustan Times
A story well worth telling, this is Sonam Kapoor's best performance to date
Prameya News 7
‘Neerja’ is an Absolute Winner
The Quint
The flaws are few and the high points are many. “Neerja” is the best film we’ve seen this year.
Reuters India
Sonam Kapoor shines in this fearless portrayal of a 'hero' lesser known
Zee News
Do yourself a favour — watch this masterpiece on the big screen
Tribune
Go for it if you are in the mood for a good cry
The Hindu
A gripping tale of exceptional courage
India TV News
This one raises a toast to the daunting spirit of India's daughters; every one of us must salute Neerja
Times of India
Overall, Neerja is bound to engage you emotionally owing to the nature of its subject and its adept treatment.
Great Andhra
Overall, Neerja is bound to engage you emotionally owing to the nature of its subject and its adept treatment.
IANS Live
A short, terse album that consists of compositions that befit the narrative and are yet likeable
Glam Sham
Composer Vishal Khurana delivers two winning tunes in what can be called his first mainstream project
Music Aloud
We know Neerja Bhanot’s story, but are curious nevertheless to see how it unfolds on the silver screen.
Bollywood.Com
This happened in 1986, the pre-internet era, when the news was gleaned via newspapers and emails had yet to replace the handwritten letter
Planet Bollywood
On the whole, not everyday do we come across a film like Neerja. The narration, performances, emotions and overall thrilling moments makes this film a must and should watch for every one.
Bollywood3
A compelling watch this movie brings to you the true meaning of courage.
Desi Martini
I walked out with moist eyes and a lump in my throat, and that’s saying a lot.
Masala
In the end, ‘Neerja’ has turned out to be one of the most touching films from Bollywood in recent times. Don’t forget to take your handkerchiefs along – this one is a real tear-jerker
Sulekha
Do yourself a favour and don't miss this inspiring tale of courage, strength and selflessness – it's a film that massively raises the bar for the rest of the year
Bolly Brit
यादगार बायोपिक है 'नीरजा
Aaj Tak
good casting and tight plot makes this a good watch
Desi Martini
Must Watch! Teach every girl to be as brave as any other guy!
Desi Spy
Sonam Kapoor’s film on the brave heart air hostess is thrilling so far!
BollywoodLife
Since 'Neerja', doesn't quite rely on music, the songs heard here are strictly functional
Bollywood Hungama
If you've never sampled the mainstream output of the world's biggest movie industry, this is an excellent place to start
NZ Herald
A Soaring Tribute To A Real-Life Hero
Business of Cinema
This movie will move you and make your heart go for brave Neerja. The film has many intense and emotional moments.
Fit N Hit
Director Ram Madhvani spins an engaging film about extraordinary bravery and honour
‘Neerja’ is a tender salute to a 23-year-old woman’s valour
Scroll.In
The actor Sonam Kapoor has arrived. She might not be top notch yet but just like Neerja, she will give every role a tough fight!
Pink Villa
To focus more on the emotional side in climax, the director rushed out the script, but as that emotion worked out well, Neerja is still watchable.
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
In the nutshell, ‘Neerja’ is a befitting tribute to brave heart air-hostess Neerja Bhanot.
BollywoodMantra
An emotionally gripping must-watch!
Economic Times
Sonam Kapoor Shines In The Best Film Of 2016 So Far
Scoop Whoop
A career-best portrayal by Sonam Kapoor captures a true hero's grit
DNA India
Magnificent Movie With Terrific Performances
Filmi Beat
Watch it for inspiring true story and good performances
Box Office Capsule
Neerja is a heart-felt biopic that rises above ordinary with a great direction and stellar performances
Koi Moi
There was a time when our filmmakers used to shy away from making official biopics due to various personal and legal reasons attached to it. Though, there have been numerous films which were highly inspired by real life characters, but with lots of cinematic liberties and modifications. Films such as 'Aandhi', 'Chak De India', 'Guru', ‘The Dirty Picture’, 'Tejaswani', 'Godmother', 'Dayavan', ‘Sarkar’, 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai', 'Company' and many such are perfect example of good films which were inspired from a real life character. Though there were few historical characters based films, but despite of that the genre failed to get the required momentum. But after the back to back arrival of 'Paan Singh Tomar' and 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' this genre finally found its way into the heart of Bollywood. The makers were no more worried about the controversies attached to such films and dared to go on their own ways. The latest to join such type of films is 'Neerja' which is based the real life happenings of Neerja Bhanot, the youngest recipient of India’s highest peacetime military award for bravery, the Ashok Chakra. The expectations level are sky high as the first promo seems interesting and has a star power of Sonam Kapoor (who is riding high after the super success of 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo') along with the brilliant actress Shabana Azmi.
India Glitz
Sonam Kapoor delivers her career-best performance in Ram Madhvani's film
India Today
Neerja has a lot going for it. The brilliant direction and the superb performances are its strongest points. This weekend, make it a point to catch this incredible film. Also, if you haven’t read up on Neerja Bhanot yet, don’t do so now, and let this film take you by surprise.
BookMyShow
A story worth telling, this is Sonam Kapoor's best performance to date
First Post
Sonam Kapoor carries off the demanding role with ease
Indian Express
Best tribute to India’s daughter by director Ram Madhvani
Deccan Chronicle
Sonam Kapoor brings Neerja Bhanot alive on screen
India Today
Ram Madhvani did an excellent job in infusing cinematic drama with realistic events
Cinema Glitz
Sonam Kapoor’s terrific hijacking drama will leave you teary-eyed!
Bollywood Life
Neerja is best watched if in mood for a good cry
The Hindu
Neerja scales impressive heights
The Hindu Businessline
€˜Neerja'€™, is a touching and respectful tribute to a real life hero
Business of Cinema
Neerja is Worth a Standing Ovation!
iDiva
Neerja Will Change The Way You Look At Life
Miss Mailini
The film is beautifully made and keeps the drama alive in the first half and then loses steam in the second half and ends on a high emotional note.
Nowrunning
Bollywood’s BEST Hijacking Film Yet
Indian Nerve
अच्छी बायोपिक का है इंतजार तो निराश नहीं करेगी 'नीरजा'
Bhaskar
A tense, emotional tribute to the real-life heroics of Neerja Bhanot
Live Mint
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.
Bollywood Hungama
अदम्य साहस, और जज्बे की कहानी है 'नीरजा'
Aaj Tak
NEERJA is a poignant tale worth going miles to see!
Glam Sham
'Neerja', is bound to engage you emotionally owing to the nature of its subject and its adept treatment
Santa Banta
Sonam Kapoor deserves kudos for career-best performance!
India.Com
Neerja has a lot going for it. The brilliant direction and the superb performances are its strongest points. This weekend, make it a point to catch this incredible film
Film Dhamaka
A near-flawless exploration of courage in the face of darkness
Catch News
Neerja Banot, We salute you
Chitramala
The film is a milestone in Sonam Kapoor’s career and she has effectively carried it on her shoulders
Hindustan Times
On the whole, Neerja is a surefire hit. It is a human drama which will move the audience to tears a number of times
KomalsReviews