Neerja the movie will undoubtedly be a memorable one for all Sonam Kapoors fans. Sonam justifies the role brilliantly and seals a place quietly in your heart. With a narrative that comes to life beautifully on screen, Neerja follows the story of the stewardess, Neerja Bhanot who was on duty on September 5, 1986, when the ill-fated Pan Am Flight 73 was hijacked. Directed by Ram Madhvani the movie is an in flight drama. The story is a telling tale of how this ‘Indian beti’ brilliantly handles a national crisis on the first day of her work. The movie beautifully portrays how this 23yr old woman shields the passengers from sure death.
This movie has set the pace of Sonam Kapoors career. She has redeemed herself and finally broken the jinx of being typecast as a stock female character. She has now made the transition to a well rounded female protagonist with ample character depth. The film brings a tear to your eyes as it makes you reflect on the ongoing acts of global terrorism. Between the strife, the director also allows you to look at Neerja’s troubled marriage. Neerja’s character shows exceptional strength, her forte being her calm demeanor even in a dire situation be it her personal life or her professional life.
The movie is making waves around the country. Sonam’s performance is commendable, gripping and heart touching. She has forever made her place in the hearts of the Indian audience. There are no theatrics; she’s dignified, strong and real in her performance. Arjun Kapoor watched the movie and highly praised his sibling’s performance and tagged it as a ground breaking. The movie Neerja strikes the right cords in the heart of the viewer, Sonam Kapoor does justice to her role. Her performance is a tribute to this young lady who put her life on the line for the sake of her country and its people.