Neerja
(2016)

(Released: Feb 19, 2016)
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The plot of Neerja revolves around the life of Neerja Bhanot and her traumatic experience leading to her unfortunate death. She was all of 23 years old, 25 hours shy of her 24th birthday when the incident took place leading to her death.

On the ill-fated night, when Pan Am 73 landed in Karachi, it got hijacked by fur terrorists. Neerja who was present in the flight, quickly alerted the pilots who fled the cockpit while Neerja stayed behind to make sure the safety of the passengers.

There were 380 hostages on the flight and Neerja fought for 17 hours in that hostile environment. She hides American people's passports so that the terrorists don't find the natives of America and kill them.

As soon as the terrorists start firing, she swiftly opens the emergency doors which helped 360 people escape.

Neerja would have still been alive, had to not jumped in to save three children. As soon as she sees the man firing at the kids, she jumps in, takes the bullet, leading to her untimely death.

Her brave sacrifice at the age of 23 got honoured with the most prestigious award by the Government of India, post which she became the youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra Award.

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