Crew VS 1st Air Hostess Movie (1965): From 1.2 Crore Gross Collection To 260% Profit & Romance To Sacrifice Where To Watch Top 5 Flight Attendant Films!
From 1st Air Hostess Film To Crew, Bollywood Has A Limited Journey Of Flight Attendants (Photo Credit – IMDb)

Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tabu, and Kriti Sanon are currently painting the town red, wearing bright uniforms as they play air hostesses in the heist film Crew. The trio and their flight attendant mode already seem like a success at the box office, which made us curious to turn the pages of history as well.

First Air Hostess Of Bollywood

We tried researching and found out some really interesting facts about the first air hostess of Bollywood! Apparently, the first actress to play an air hostess on the silver screen was Mala Sinha in 1965. The movie was titled Neela Akash and was a love story between an air hostess and a commercial pilot.

Neela Akash collected 1.20 crore gross at the box office and was the 15th highest-grossing film of 1965. Dharmendra and Mehmood worked together for the first time in this film, which had not-so-great quality visuals of a flight.

After Neela Akash, there were many flight attendants in Bollywood films, but very few left an impact. We have picked the best 5 flight attendant films of Bollywood, and here is a little guide on where to watch them, along with every other detail.

1. Neela Akash (1965)

Box Office Collection: 1.2 crore gross
Verdict: Average
Director: Rajendra Bhatia
Starcast: Dharmendra, Mala Sinha
IMDb Rating: 6.9
Where To Watch: YouTube

What Is It About?
Neela belongs to a low-income family. She struggles hard and becomes an air hostess. She falls in love with Akash, a commercial pilot. Neela and Akash fall in love with each other after a comedy of errors. They manage to stay together in spite of all the obstacles.

2. Anjaam (1994)

Box Office Collection: 4.9 crore
Verdict: Average
Director: Rahul Rawail
Starcast: Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan
IMDb Rating: 6.6
Where To Watch: Jio Cinema

What Is It About?
Madhuri Dixit plays an air hostess who is stalked by an obsessed loved Shah Rukh Khan, who flies to every flight just to meet Madhuri. Things turn haywire when she rejects him every time. However, his love turns into an obsession and turns her life into hell.

3. Garam Masala (2005)

Box Office Collection: 29.50 crore
Verdict: Hit
Director: Priyadarshan
Starcast: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Paresh Rawal, Daisy Bopanna, Neetu Chandra, Nargis Bagheri
IMDb Rating: 6.7
Where To Watch: Disney Hotstar

What Is It About?
Akshay Kumar plays a flirtatious man who triple-times three air hostesses to come across as a hunk in front of his former colleague, played by John Abraham. The three air hostesses form the crux of the film.

4. Neerja (2016)

Box Office Collection: 75.61 crore
Verdict: Super Hit
Director: Ram Madhvani
Starcast: Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Jim Sarbh
IMDb Rating: 7.6
Where To Watch: Disney Hotstar

What Is It About?
Probably the only full-fledged film about an air hostess played by Sonam Kapoor. It is the most profitable film on a flight attendant, churning out a whopping 260% profit at the box office. The film was a biopic on the story of an air hostess, Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986 when it was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

5. Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)

Box Office Collection: 116.60 crore
Verdict: Super Hit
Director: Shashank Khaitan
Starcast: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt
IMDb Rating: 6.1
Where To Watch: Netflix, Prime Video

What Is It About?
Badrinath, played by Varun Dhawan, is looking for a typical bride; Vaidehi is looking for an independent life. Together, they must break with tradition and redefine their role. Vaidehi learns and struggles to be an air hostess in the film, and Badri gradually supports her journey!

For more such recommendations, check out Koimoi’s section What To Watch.

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