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Neerja – Movie Review – A Role Model And Real Life Heroine

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Aaditri story of Dusshera festivals with Sara BookosmiaNeerja Bhanot is a real life heroine. Do you know about her incredible sacrifice to save others? 10 year old Aaditri Paul, a Bookosmian from Kolkata, reviews the movie ‘Neerja’ which was made on her and tells us why we should know about her.
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Neerja - Movie review

Movies are the best companions to overcome boredom and this was especially true during the lockdown.

One movie that inspired me a lot is the one in which a brave lady sacrificed herself for other’s lives. Want to know the story in brief? Let me tell you!

Neerja Bhanot was born on 7th September 1963 in Chandigarh. She applied for a flight attendant job with Pan Am. After further selection she went to Miami, Florida for training to be a flight attendant but returned as a pursuer. She was traveling in Pan Am 73 flight as a head pursuer. The plane had stopped in Karachi, Pakistan for a stopover.

Neerja - Movie review


Some Pakistani terrorists hijacked the plane during the stopover. Neerja Bhanot was shot while saving three children in the hijacked Pan Am 73 flight. She died on September 5, 1986, just two days before her 23rd birthday.

The terrorists killed 20 passengers including 2 Americans and over 100 people on board were injured badly. She was the youngest lady to receive the Ashok Chakra Award and many other awards by different countries and governments.

The movie Neerja was a tribute to her bravery. It was released in 2016, directed by Ram Madhvani. The lead role of Neerja was played by Sonam Kapoor. This movie teaches us the importance of sacrificing for others too as it is also a source of happiness.


Neerja - Movie review


I have been inspired by this movie a lot and I can bet that you will be too. It is said that “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” And I too believe that a great achievement starts with a little sacrifice.


Neerja - Movie review


So do think of others as you think of yourself too.
I give this movie 4 stars out of 5 and recommend it to ages 9+.
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One Reply to “Neerja – Movie Review – A Role Model And Real Life Heroine”

  • Anavadhya DS

    I love this movie and Adithri your story was really nice and it was not at all monotonous.

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