Neerja 2016 is an Indian Hindi-language biographical thriller film directed by Ram Madhvani and written by Saiwyn Quadras and Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh. It was produced by Atul Kasbekar’s company, Bling Unplugged, alongside Vijay Singh’s Fox Star Studios. The film features Sonam Kapoor as the title character, with Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tiku and Shekhar Ravjiani in supporting roles.The film opens with 22-year-old Neerja Bhanot arriving late for a house party. Later that evening, her mother Rama Bhanot expresses concern about Neerja’s job as a flight attendant, suggesting that Neerja should return to her old modeling career.
Neerja insists on keeping her job. She is driven to the airport by her friend Jaideep .Pre-production work on Neerja began in September 2014, when the film’s executive producer Atul Kasbekar said that his company, Bling Unplugged, would co-produce Ram Madhvani’s film along with Fox Star Studios. Kasbekar later tweeted, Do U Know Who Neerja Bhanot Is No Well U Really Really Should. He said,For us a story of courage as exceptional as Neerja‘s simply deserved to be told. We just decided that we would our bit to ensure that India would remember one of its great heroines.The makers of the film acknowledged the responsibility of portraying the story.
One challenge faced was acquiring a real plane for shooting; director Ram Madhvani and Rucha Pathak decided to re-create the plane because major part of the film required shooting against the plane back-drop. It took them 48 days to build the plane, which closely resembled the original one.The film had a special screening on 16 February 2016 in Mumbai, which was attended by celebrities, including filmmaker Karan Johar Subhash Ghai Kapoor father, Anil Kapoor; Sachin Tendulkar Yuvraj Singh; Sunil Gavaskar Ayushmann Khurrana; and Amit Sadh.With Tendulkar calling Neerja Bhanot a Braveheart and saying that the people should definitely watch the film.
|Directed by:-||Ram Madhvani|
|Produced by:-||Atul Kasbekar|
|Edited by:-||Monisha R Baldawa|
|Running time:-||121 minutes|