The film revolves around the Libya backed Abu Nidal Organization's hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan on 5 September 1986. The film is shown from the point of view of the flight's head purser Neerja Bhanot (Sonam Kapoor) who thwarted the hijack attempt by preventing the plane from taking off, and saved the lives of 359 passengers and crew on board.
The first plus point is that this actually happened. She had everything to live for: looks, youth, career, supportive family. She was also a part time model & I'd say prettier than the actress who plays her. Shot in very lively & glamorous style, she comes across larger than life. Superb acting all round, especially the psychotic terrorist who acted the role with venom.
A pretty girl with the humility & compassion to compromise her own life for others ? This is a true female role model who put her vanity aside to make a difference. Sure you know how it ends, but enjoy the roller-coaster ride.