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Neerja Joins Pantheon Of IIFA's Best Picture Award Winners

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:

Neerja, starring Sonam Kapoor, has won this year's IIFA Award for Best Picture. The film, directed by Ram Madhvani and based on the brave and heroic Neerja Bhanot who lost her life thwarting the terrorist hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi in September 1986, overcame a number of worthy contenders in the category, namely: Pink, Udta Punjab, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story and Sultan.



In winning the Best Picture award, Neerja joins a pantheon containing some of Bollywood's best films of the millennium. Here are the other members - 

2016: Bajrangi Bhaijaan


2015: Queen



2014: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag


2013: Barfi!



2012: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara



2011: Dabangg


2010: 3 Idiots



2009: Jodha Akbar


2008: Chak De! India



2007: Rang De Basanti


2006: Black



2005: Veer-Zaara


2004: Munna Bhai MBBS


2003: Devdas



2002: Lagaan


2001: Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai



2000: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

That's quite some list. Which is your favourite film of the lot? And in your opinion, would Neerja make the top-3? Let us know!

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