Neerja Movie (2016)

Drama | Biopic | Suspense and Thriller |

Hindi | 2 hr 2 min | Release Date Feb 18, 2016

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Neerja All Songs List

01. J Jeete Hain Chal

Kavita Seth

4: 09
02. A Aankhein Milayenge Darr Se

K. Mohan, Neha Bhasin

2: 57
03. G Gehra Ishq

Shekhar Ravjiani

3: 27
04. A Aisa Kyun Maa

Sunidhi Chauhan

3: 40

Neerja Trailer and Promotional Videos

  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Neerja' Hijackers are Actually Super Funny Guys - YouTube

  • Neerja Movie 2016 HD Promotions | Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi - YouTube

Popular Dialogues

  • 1.Agar yeh hota toh woh nahi hota ... agar woh hota toh yeh nahi hota ... hota toh wohi hai joh hona hota hai

  • 2.Tumhari awaaz main kaan se nahi ... dil se sunta hoon

Movie Awards and Nomination

  • Asian Film Awards (2017)
  • Asian Film Award [Nominee] Best Supporting Actress: Shabana Azmi
  • Asiavision Awards (2016)
  • Asiavision Awards [Winner] Best Actress: Sonam Kapoor,Fox STAR Studios
  • Awards of the International Indian Film Academy (2017)
  • Popular Award [Winner] Best Film
  • Popular Award [Winner] Best Performance by an Actor in a Negative Role: Jim Sarbh
  • Popular Award [Winner] Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Shabana Azmi
  • Technical Award [Winner] Best Production Design: Aparna Sud,Anna Ipe
  • Popular Award [Nominee] Best Actress in a Leading Role: Sonam Kapoor


1. When Neerja Bhanot's real mother Rama met Sonam Kapoor, the first thing she said to her was "My Daughter was Prettier."
2. The family of Neerja Bhanot did not even charge a single penny to give rights to the story.
3. Nupoor Abrol, one of the flight attendants on the ill-fated flight, took to Facebook and accused the makers of allegedly giving undue importance to Neerja's character. According to her, Neerja wasn't the only hero, three others- Astrid, Sherene, Sunshine, and Massey- were the actual heroes of the incident.
4. Neeraja Banhot's mother Rama Bhanot appears on screen with a recorded message before the film starts she passed away in December 2015 hence the film is dedicated to her.
5. The film is based on hijacked PanAm flight 73 on September 5th, 1986.
6. Producers original choice for the title role was actress Kangana Ranaut. They wanted bigger stars Katrina Kaif for this biopic, but the director settled for Sonam Kapoor.
7. The filmmakers were thanked by Neeraja's brothers Aneesh and Akhil Banot.
8. The aircraft that was hijacked was a 747-100, named "Clipper Empress Of The Seas" registration number N656PA, after the hijacking it was repaired and returned to service under the new name "Clipper New Horizons".
9. Baby pictures of Arjun Kapoor and Sonam were used in the film.
10. Biopic film was banned in Pakistan without being submitted to the censor boards.
11. Film was made on budget of 12 Crores in 4 days the film went to make 22 Crores.
12. Both Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan praised the film a lot on social media after seeing the film together at a special screening.
13. Sonam Kapoor was born in 1985, while this incident happened a year later in 1986 when She was only 1 year old.
14. The actors playing the terrorists were shielded away from the rest of the cast. The first time they crossed was the hostage scene.
15. One of the DA's mothers was a survivor of the flight and said that Ali Badliwala looked like one of the terrorists.
16. The aircraft shown in the initial scenes is a more recent version of the Boeing 747 and not the one that was hijacked (Boeing 747-121).
17. Shekar Ravijani of Music Director Duo Vishal and Shekar acted in a film after 11 years first being Home Delivery 2005.
18. Shekar Ravijani was the last actor to be cast in the film.
19.Ram Mahdvani's first film after 14 years his debut film was Lets Talk in 2002.
20.Atul Kasbekar's first film as producer.
21. Sonam Kapoor won the National award for best actress.
22. The entire movie was shot without any camera lights. It was completely on natural and ambient light
23. Debut of Jim Saurabh.
24. Shabana Azmi who plays mother to Sonam Kapoor also played mother to her father Anil Kapoor in Itihaas 1987 and Amba 1990.
25. Film was declared Tax Free by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh Government.
26. During its release it was considered as one of the best roles of Sonam Kapoor.
  • Budget

    20 Crores

  • Box office collection

    135.52 Crores

  • Filming Location


  • Production Details

    Bling Unplugged,Equinox Films,Fox STAR Studios

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