Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja seems to have impressed one and all on Day One of its release today (February 19). The movie, which finds itself pitted against three other releases namely Love Shhuda, Direct Ishq and Ishq Forever, is soaring high owing to the touching real life bravado of air hostess Neerja Bhanot who sacrificed herself while singlehandedly saving the life of many passengers on the ill-fated Pan Am airlines in 1986.
Viewers, who we spoke to at a multiplex in Mumbai, were touched by the real-life story and seemed moved by the extraordinary and selfless act of late Neerja. Many expressed hope to see more such movies on real life bravehearts in future. Viewers were particularly impressed with the way the movie was shot devoid of the usual Bollywood drama that one sees in commercial potboiler. (Read review of Neerja, the film belongs to Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor too seems to have delivered her career’s best performance playing the title role of Neerja. Many felt she suited the character well beginning with her resemblance to the way she acted out her part throughout the film. The emotional climax and Sonam’s performance in the same tugged at the heart strings of many viewers.
It remains to be seen how Neerja and other films will perform at the box-office in the days to come. Neerja review in pics
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