7 Indian Films about Plane Hijacking by Terrorists (List Updated)

Plane hijacks have always been an issue at the international level. India has also suffered airplane hijacking incidents in the past as terrorism in the country is a never-ending issue.

After the Hijack of Indian Airlines Flight 814, many films are made on the same subject. The courage and boldness of Indian film directors are described in their following works.

Indian Movies on Plane Hijacking

Bell Bottom (2021)

akshay kumar in bell bottom

Bell bottom is a Bollywood thriller film starring Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Huma Qureshi. It is based on the 1984 Hijack, It is a story of a RAW agent, his code name is Bell Bottom. the film shows Lara Dutta as Indira Gandhi and the covert operation done by RAW to rescue Indians from the terrorists.

The film is a good watch and shows the courage of our army and raw agents in the field, it also shows the problems faced by forces from bureaucracy.

Kandahar (2010)

Kandhahar Malyalam Movie on air India hijack

Kandahar is a Malayalam war film directed by Manoj Ravi, starring Mohanlal coupled with Amitabh Bachchan, and Ganesh Ventakraman. The film was released in its dubbed versions in Hindi.

The plot of the film is based on the hijacking incident of Indian Airlines Flight 814. The story of the film showcases two parallel tracks; in one an idealistic teacher is supporting his son to become a brave and bold Army commando and in the other, a Muslim woman realizes that her only son is getting trained to become a Jihadi.

Also Read: Bollywood Movies on Indian Army

Gaganam (2011)

Gaganam Telugu movie plane hijack

Gaganam is an Indian thriller film directed by Radha Mohan. The film was made in Tamil and Telugu languages simultaneously.

The film is based on the incident of flight hijacking. The film stars Nagarjuna, Prakash Raj, Poonam Kaur, Sana Khan, Rishi, Iqbal Yaqub, and Brahmanandam.

The story of the film features five passengers on a Chennai – Delhi flight. These passengers get back their weapons concealed in the toilet and use them to hijack the plane.

Zameen (2003)

Zameen Hindi Movie on plane hijack

Zameen is a Bollywood action film directed by debutant Rohit Shetty making a noticeable directional debut by putting a tight narrative in the film. The star cast of the film includes Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Bipasha Basu.

The story of the film is based on the terrorists attack the Indian Parliament building and hijacking a civilian plane to parley a deal with the Indian government to release their leader in lieu of the lives of all passengers.

The film is originally based on the December 1999 hijack of the Indian Airlines Airbus to Kandahar and the consequent release of the three militants in trade for the passengers.

Hijack (2008)

Hijack Movie on Plane hijack

Hijack is a Bollywood action film based on terrorism. The film is directed by debutant Kunal Shivdasani, starring Shiney Ahuja and Esha Deol. The story of the film features a plane flying to Delhi which is hijacked by six terrorists.

The terrorists asked to let go of their accomplices and terrorize to kill the hostages otherwise. The film is based on the real-life hijacking of IC 814.

Neerja (2016)

Neerja motivational film Biopic on Plane Hijack

Neerja is the latest addition to the list of Indian Movies on Plane Hijacking. Neerja is a biopic film based on the life of Neerja Bhanot, She was the flight attendant of a hijacked flight in 1986.

She won the bravery award in India as well as Pakistan, She sacrificed her life to save the passengers and she delayed the process of terrorists to their needs, so proper action can be taken by the govt.

Yeh Dil Aashiqanaa (2002)

Yeh Dil Ashiqanaa Film on plane hijack

Yeh Dil Aashiqanaa is a Bollywood romantic action film directed by Kuku Kohli. The star cast of the film includes Karan Nath and Jividha Sharma. The story of the film moves on two tracks: the one is the romance track in college and the other is the terrorism track.

Karan, who is studying in a college, falls in love with Pooja. One day the plane Pooja is traveling on gets hijacked by terrorists who want their commander back.

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