Neerja trailer: Sonam-starrer has the promise of gripping story

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 17, 2015 19:29 IST
Sonam Kapoor in and as Neerja Bhanot in a biopic titled Neerja. (Sonamakapoor/Twitter)

The first trailer of Sonam Kapoor starrer Neerja is out and from the looks of it, there is no doubt that this one’s a winner. Based on the 1986 hijacking of New York-bound Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi by heavily-armed terrorists, the film is a biopic on Indian flight attendant, Neerja Bhanot, who was murdered while trying to save the lives of the passengers of the ill-fated flight.

Watch the trailer of Neerja here:

Sonam Kapoor certainly deserves a pat on the back for bringing out the vulnerability and strength of a 23-year-old lady caught in a bind in the nearly two-and-a-half-minute trailer. The actor has never really come up for much praise for her acting skills, but here, she packs a punch. In an author-backed role, Sonam brings to life ‘Neerja Bhanot’. Or, at least, give us a promise of it.

First Look: Sonam Kapoor as slain airhostess Neerja Bhanot in biopic

A word of praise for the support cast, most notably for the veteran Shabana Azmi. As Neerja’s mother, she brings in pathos and tenderness that only a mother can have.

Read: Sonam Kapoor to play Neerja, the Pan Am airhostess

Mark the lines that end the trailer: Iski kundli mein likkha tha, kul ka deepak banegi yeh. Neerja has the promise of becoming that beacon of courage, sacrifice and, in the end, hope.

Eagerly awaiting the film now.

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