6 Stunning Scenes From Neerja, The Movie

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The inspiring story of Neerja Bhanot has been told beautifully by Bollywood. And this Sonam Kapoor starrer “Neerja” is getting all the applause from the critics and audiences alike. The fact that the real Neerja went through all that the movie has presented, is all the more heartbreaking. Read on about the most stunning scenes from the film.

Neerja’s Free Spirit

The film opens with the focus on Neerja Bhanot’s fun-loving nature. Her smiles, dance, happiness and her attitude towards life should make you smile. But it won’t, as you keep remembering how sadly the story ends. Beautiful but dark. A scene that would leave you hoping for a different ending!


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Neerja Receives And Reads A Happy Letter

The moments of joy when Neerja receives the letter from her the man she cares about is truly stunning. The happiness and her reaction after she finishes reading the letter is pretty obvious.


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Neerja Hides The Passports Of The Passengers


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A true display of bravery. The 23-year old shows excellent presence of mind and quick thinking by hiding the passports of American passengers, in order to keep them safe from the hijackers. Also, the way she tells the hijackers to let her do her job is amazing. Her words don’t falter despite the threat she is in. And her confidence is hard to believe.

The Hijacker Asks Neerja To Sing


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The hijacker mocks the purser and makes her sing at gunpoint. She sits and sings her favourite song from one of the old Bollywood classics. The fear is both evident and heart wrenching at the same time.

Neerja Protects The Children

This is the scene that is most talked about from the life of the real Neerja Bhanot. She shields three children from the hijackers. Instead of jumping out the emergency exit, she helps 359 passengers to escape. The way the children hold on to her. The way she covers them. And their expressions, say it all.

The Brave Girl Couldn’t Save Herself.


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The Climax
The film ends with a speech by Rama Bhanot, Neerja’s mother, played by Shabana Azmi. The mother takes pride in her daughter’s bravery. Her words will truly move you to tears.


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The film has many other memorable moments. But these six are truly the most beautifully portrayed.

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