Neerja movie which is based on the experiences of Lt. Neerja Bhanot AC who was a flight attendant for Pan Am airlines during the 80s, based in Mumbai, India, who was assassinated while saving passengers in the flight from terrorists on board the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 on 5 September 1986. She was given biggest intrepidity award by 3 countries India, USA & Pakistan.
Gehra Ishq is just like another song from the movie ‘Neerja’. The song is sung by Shekhar Ravjiani, its one of the finest work of the artist and every bit of his dedication could be clearly observed in it. The movie is also featuring Shabana Azmi and Shekhar Ravjiani in supporting roles.
It could be one of the biggest releases after Airlift in the series of movies defining patriotism. However, the movie is based on Pan-Am airlines which were forced to close its operations after getting bankrupt in the early 90s because of various issues like security and low on funds. It was known as the airlines of elite class peoples at that time.
Most of the passengers travelling from Pan-Am Airlines were from the rich class, which was probably one of the key factors that Palestine terrorist group, the basic motive behind hijacking was said to pick up the prisoners from Israel and other countries. Being one of the easy for terrorist country, they decided to hijack the plane from Karachi and succeeded in doing so.
When everyone was wondering about the situation, Neerja Bhanot was the one who showed calmness and saved lives of many passengers. The movie ‘Neerja’ is expected to do a great business in India and abroad.