Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja Collection on its Day 1
Multiple movies released today, among which Neerja and Loveshhuda managed to get some occupancy in the morning shows. Neerja has got a limited release and its target is the multiplex audience. Neerja which got the highest morning occupancy among its competitors, opened with around 25% in Mumbai and Delhi multiplexes, while it received best opening in Chandigarh which was around 40%. This occupancy is decent enough as the film is not an out-and-out commercial entertainer and there is a strong chance for the film to grow in the evening shows as the word of mouth is positive for this film.
On the opening day, Neerja has started on a good note and witnessed overall decent occupancy of 35% across the country. As its opening day collection, it reported the business of around 6.5-7.5 crores. The film revolves around the Abu Nidal Organization’s hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan on 5 September 1986, specifically focusing on flight attendant Neerja Bhanot who ensured the failure of the hijacking by preventing the plane from getting off the ground, she also saved the lives of 359 hostages in those long hours of incarceration.
Bhanot was shot dead by the Libyan terrorists while shielding three children from a hail of bullets. For her bravery, the Government of India posthumously awarded her the Ashoka Chakra Award (India’s highest gallantry award for bravery in the face of the enemy during peace time), and Bhanot became its youngest recipient. The film was released worldwide on February 19, 2016 to critical appreciation, and positive reviews
This Hindi biographical drama film written by Saiwyn Quadras, and directed by Ram Madhvani starring Sonam Kapoorin titular role of “Head Purser” Neerja Bhanot, while Shabana Azmi and Shekhar Ravjiani played supporting roles. The film was produced by Atul Kasbekar under the banner of Fox Star Studios