neerja-movie-poster-fiI’m sort of in vacations these days. Yesterday I spent part of my day cleaning my flat, my closets and taking away the stuff I no longer use to give it away. And the other part Netflix and cooking… ’cause I’m saving the chilling for tomorrow and the rest of the week.

So, I watched Neerja on Netflix.

This is the story of Neerja Bhanot, a 22 year old part time model, who was the chief flight attendant on a flight that was hijacked by Palestinian extremists in 1986.

Neerja had escaped an abusive marriage at a very young age and as a life change, decided to become an air hostess. Throughout the horrifying 17-hour situation, Neerja didn’t succumb to her fears and instead she used her courage, wits and compassion to make sure that the passengers were protected. Through her swift thinking and brave actions, she managed to save the lives of 359 passengers and crew on board out of 379, all at the cost of her own life.

I think everyone should know the story of Neerja Bhanot (wonderfully portrayed by Sonam Kapoor) and what it means to be a hero.

Engaging. Emotional. Excellent.

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