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Neerja (2016) Neerja Bhanot (Sonam Kapoor) is the purser at Panam Airlines. She is a diehard Rajesh Khanna fan and believes that one must live a Big life rather than living for long. She's also a successful model. Her doting mother Rama Bhanot (Shabana Azmi) and an ever encouraging father Harish Bhanot (Yogendra Tiku) love to pamper their Laado. Neerja has a loving suitor in Jaideep (Shekhar Ravjiani). Life seems to be hunky dory. In the present. The ill-fated flight to New York on which Neerja is the head purser gets hijacked in Karachi by the Libya backed Palestinian terrorist group Abu Nidal. The past suddenly percolates in the memory space, for Neerja had earlier been in an abusive marriage and now she was facing abuse from menacing terrorists. Her extraordinary courage and presence of mind saved the lives of most of the passengers as she put others before herself. .
Koimoi.com  (Feb 19, 2016)
Rating:  3.5/5

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.

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Bollywoodlife.com  (Feb 19, 2016)
Rating:  4/5

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 o.

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Gulfnews.com  (Feb 19, 2016)
Rating:  4/5

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 wi.

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Indiaglitz.com  (Feb 19, 2016)
Rating:  4/5

Neerja' is one of India's finest hijack based film presented in total thrilling and emotional manner. It narrates the tale of the unsung hero and deserves to be watched and respected by every Indian..

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Mid-day.com  (Feb 19, 2016)
Rating:  4/5

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. Please don't miss this one. -.

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Indiatoday.intoday.in  (Feb 19, 2016)
Rating:  4/5

In all, drop everything else and go watch Neerja. This is a story that everyone needs to see..

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Ndtv.com  (Feb 19, 2016)
Rating:  4/5

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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Indianexpress.com  (Feb 19, 2016)
Rating:  3/5

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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Timesofindia.indiatimes.com  (Feb 19, 2016)
Rating:  4/5

This one raises a toast to the daunting spirit of India's daughters; every one of us must salute Neerja..

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Bollywoodhungama.com  (Feb 19, 2016)
Rating:  4/5

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 a.

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