Neerja

2016/Color/122 mins/India (Hindi)




Category National Award Winning Films
Director Ram Madhvani
Producer Mitesh Mirchandani
Screenplay NA
Cinematography NA
Editor Manisha Baldawa
Music Vishal Khurana
Set Aparna Sud and Anna Ipe
Costume NA
Cast Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Jim Sarbh, Yogendru Tikku, Shekhar Ravjiani
Production Company Fox Star Studios and Bling Unplugged
World Sales NA
Festival/Awards Best Hindi Film, 64th National Film Awards, 2016

Neerja is a biopic and a cinematic representation of the dramatic events that unfolded on September 5th, 1986 when Pan Am Flight 73 from Bombay to New York was hijacked at its transit at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, by Palestinian extremists from Abu Nidal's terrorist outfit. This is the story of Neerja Bhanot, a 22 year old part time model, who was the head purser on the flight. This is a portrayal of Neerja's strength, courage and sacrifice and an attempt to bring before the world this lesser known Indian hero's story, so that she becomes an example and inspiration to young girls all over, for generations to come.

Director:
Ram Madhvani
With over 20 years of experience in the profession Ram Madhvani has worked with every important advertising agency in the country to become one of India's most respected filmmakers. His debut feature film "Let's Talk" premiered at the Locarno Film Festival.

Selected Filmography:
Let's Talk (2002)