Neerja movie — Sonam Kapoor’s best movie till date?

Based on the real story of Neerja Bhanot,  the upcoming Sonam Kapoor movie is one of the most eagerly awaited movies of 2016.


Bollywood has seen lots of biopics in the past. But a huge chunk of this belonged to sportsmen. Farhan Akhtar’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag won him the Filmfare Best Actor Award for potrayal of Milkha Singh. Irrfan Khan’s Paan Singh Tomar depicted the story of athlete-turned-dacoit, which too received worldwide recognition. Priyanka Chopra’s potrayal of boxer Mary Kom was also a major 2014 hit. We also have the biopics of cricket stars Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Mohommad Azharuddin in the pipeline.

But we seldom had any biopics on non-celebrities whose story surfaced because of their extra-ordinary courage & resilience. This is where movie Neerja is an exception. Sonam Kapoor’s potrayal of Neerja looks good in trailer, and the style queen’s de-glam avatar has garnered much attention.

The darling daughter of Anil ‘Jhakkaas’ Kapoor is venturing into some meaty roles now. Though her last release opposite Salman Khan in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was a blockbuster, her role was just reduced to another Barjatiya heroine. She has come a long way from essaying Sakina in her debut film Saawariya to the titular role of Neerja.



 The trailer has struck a chord with the audience, which is believed to be Sonam’s finest performance till date. Some of the comments on social media are even touting her to win a National Award for the role.

This is crazy because movie is yet to be released. Sonam has drawn a lot of flak for doing mindless movies in the past, but she has been nominated for Filmfare Best Actress Award for successive three years (Raanjhana in 2013, Khoobsurat in 2014, Dolly Ki Doli in 2015) without winning it.

Probably, Neerja is her best chance to hold the black lady.

The original Neerja Bhanot

Image: The original Neerja Bhanot

The film also stars Shabana Azmi and Shekhar Ravjiani (of Vishal-Shekhar fame) in crucial roles. The trailer has been widely appreciated by one and all. All eyes are on the story of that brave air hostess who showed the world that duty is above everything else — even life. The movie is slated for release on 19th February, 2016.

We’ll review the movie on this website. Check this space for more details.

Watch the trailer of Neerja here:



  1. aziz

    25th January 2016 at 7:33 pm

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  2. Rajesh Mansukhani

    28th January 2016 at 7:59 pm

    She should win award for this. New song has also come “Kehta hai Pal” that is just awesome.

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