The 2016 Year Ender Special: Best Bollywood Movies


4. Neerja – ‘Neerja’ based on the life of ‘Neerja Bhanot’ youngest recipient of India’s highest peace time award for bravery, posthumously, the Ashok Chakra, touched the soul of the nation. It was not Sonam Kapoor’s performance but it was the story of Neerja’s bravery that had touched the nation. Of course, Sonam’s performance in the film was really incredible but people had associated more with the bravery of Neerja who had the guts and gumption to save so many people, sacrificing her own life for the sake of others at the ripe age of 22, simultaneously fighting and overcoming her failed marriage. The film was also applauded by the critics. Neerja turned out to be one of the most successful films of 2016 in terms of collections.