​Makers Celebrates 5 Years Of Neerja, Express Gratitude To The Team

​Makers Celebrates 5 Years Of Neerja, Express Gratitude To The Team

​Makers Celebrates 5 Years Of Neerja, Express Gratitude To The Team

Actor Sonam Kapoor's Neerja steps into 5th year and the makers shares some of the most candid BTS pictures of cast and crew, along with a note of gratitude.

Neerja was made on the life story of India's brave-heart, air hostess Neerja Bhanot who gave her life in rescuing 359 innocent lives in a hijacked plane Pan Am 73. Sonam Kapoor played Neerja's character.

The official handle of Ram Madhvani Films dropped the pictures and tweeted, “#5YearsOfNeerja...To the team that made it possible and Neerja’s family @RamKMadhvani @amita_madhvani @sonamakapoor @AzmiShabana @atulkasbekar @ShekharRavjiani #BlingGlobal @RheaPrabhu @Miteshdop @SanyukthaC @SaiwynQ”

Directed by Ram Madhvani and written by Saiwyn Quadras and Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh. It was produced by Atul Kasbekar's company, Bling Unplugged, alongside Fox Star Studios. The film also featured Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tiku and Shekhar Ravjiani in supporting roles.

The plot is based on a real-life event: Libyan-backed Abu Nidal Organization's hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan, on 5 September 1986. The film is shown from the point of view of the flight's head purser, Neerja Bhanot, who thwarted the hijack attempt by alerting the pilots, thus grounding the plane; Bhanot died trying to help save 359 of the 379 passengers and crew on board.

The film won two awards at the 64th National Film Awards including Best Feature Film in Hindi and Special Mention for Kapoor. At the 62nd Filmfare Awards, Neerja won six awards, including Best Film (Critics), Best Actress (Critics) for Kapoor, and Best Supporting Actress for Azmi.

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