Neerja is\r\na 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical thriller film\r\ndirected by Ram Madhvani and written by Saiwyn Quadras\r\nand Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh. It was produced by Atul Kasbekar's\r\ncompany, Bling Unplugged, alongside Vijay Singh's Fox Star\r\nStudios. The film features Sonam Kapoor as\r\nthe title character, with Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tiku and Shekhar\r\nRavjiani in supporting roles.
The\r\nplot centers on the Libyan-backed Abu Nidal Organization's hijacking of Pan Am Flight\r\n73 in Karachi, Pakistan, on 5 September 1986. The film is shown from the\r\npoint of view of the flight's head purser, Neerja Bhanot,\r\nwho thwarted the hijack attempt by alerting the pilots, thus grounding the\r\nplane; Bhanot gave her life to help save 359 of the 379 passengers and crew on The\r\nfilm opens with 22-year-old Neerja Bhanot (Sonam Kapoor) arriving late for\r\na house party. Later that evening, her mother Rama Bhanot (Shabana Azmi) expresses concern\r\nabout Neerja's job as a flight attendant, suggesting that Neerja should return\r\nto her old modeling job. Neerja, who insists on keeping her job, is driven to\r\nthe airport by her boyfriend Jaideep (Shekhar Ravjiani).board.