Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Neerja

Cast
:
Sonam Kapoor
Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tiku,
Shekhar Ravjiani
Director
:
Ram Madhvani
Cinematographer
:
Mitesh Mirchandani
Editor
:
Monisha R Baldawa
Music
:
Vishal Khurana
Producer
:
Fox Star Studios
Release Date
:
February 19, 2016
Length
:
2 Hours & 2 Minutes
Language
:
Hindi

My Thoughts
Let’s face it - Movies emotionally affect us. They make us laugh, cry, happy and sad. However, they are short-lived. But Ram Madhvani’s Neerja gives us a heartache that refuses to subside. It hits us with a wave of grief and makes us wonder if we would have been half as brave as Neerja Bhanot in a difficult situation like the one she was in.

The art director has effectively recreated the PAN-AM flight. The director has wonderfully conveyed the varied emotions that the passengers as well as the crew underwent during the hijack. The helplessness and the suffocation of people is well-established. The editing is crisp and the choice of each actor to play the roles is perfect. The cinematographer has maintained the realistic tone for the film. The background music speaks the minds of characters. The song “Jeete Hai Chal” brings tears to our eyes. The narrative shuttles between present and future, correlating events and crystallizing the thoughts of Neerja, without being cumbersome. Most of the dialogs stays in our heart. I doubt if I can ever forget, “Zindigi lambi nahi badi honi chaahiye”. The movie strikes a chord with the audience because it shows both the personal and professional life of Neerja – her bad marriage, supportive family, caring friends and a bunch of passengers who trust their head attendant.

Sonam Kapoor has lived as Neerja. She portrays both fearlessness and the determination convincingly. She has given her best for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Shabana Azmi as Rama Bhanot, Neerja’s mother steals the show in the climax. She showcases the pride of being a mother of a brave child and the distress of losing her dear daughter.

In short, Neerja is a heart-wrenching tribute to a hero who depicted high level of professional commitment and humanitarian quality. Let’s shed some tears for such a Braveheart.

Rating
4/5


16 comments:

  1. Good review. I want to watch the movie but I scared that the movie will shatter my fragile heart.

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    1. It will surely hurt you... But thats okay I guess :)

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  2. Ah. I bet it's one tear-jerker. Thanks for the review.

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  3. Oh no, she dies is it? I am not sure if I want to watch such a sad movie, but based on the reviews I might.

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Its tragic... But it is worth watching!

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    1. It is still in theaters I guess...

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  5. Thanks for the nice review.

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  6. Had read about Neerja Bhanot in my childhood. Your review is making me eager to watch the movie. Thanks for this review, Satya :-)
    Tc, keep smiling :-)

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    1. Dont miss the film... Its a perfect tribute to the hero!

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  7. I really want to watch this film and I have read about this real brave heart, neerja and have written a post on blog long before! Glad they come up with a movie on her life and the situation she handle on flight.

    Nice review

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