In 1986, PanAm flight 73, heading to New York from Mumbai, via Karachi and Frankfurt was hijacked at Jinnah International Airport. Of the 400 passengers on board, the lives of 359 were saved by one girl, who was just 25 hours short of her 23rd birthday.
Heroes like Neerja have stories that have long been forgotten by many. But the Hindi film industry, time and again, has tried to bring forth stories of such heroes. Be it Sabrina Lal’s character in ‘No One Killed Jessica’ or Neerja Bhanot in ‘Neerja’.
Watch the trailer of the movie below, starring Sonam Kapoor and veteran actor Shabana Azmi: