Naam Shabana Movie Review – Action Packed Performer
Naam Shabana is India’s first spin-off based flick about Shabana (Taapsee Pannu) who made a cameo in the 2015’s blockbuster film “Baby” directed by Neeraj Pandey. Directed by Shivam Nair and produced by Neeraj Pandey under Friday Filmworks banner, Naam Shabana has Taapsee Pannu in the lead, while Akshay Kumar, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher , Danny Denzongpa , Madhurima Tuli and Elli Avram in critical parts.
Naam Shabana film recounts the narrative of three years before the occasions of Baby, setting the plot around the year 2011. The film opens in Vienna, Austria with homicides of two Indian secret agents. The story moves to Mumbai, with Shabana Khan (Taapsee Pannu), who is a simple girl has her focus set on doing well in the college whose life spins around her mom and Kudo training. She is being tracked by the secret agency for quite a while without her insight. One critical night, amid a late night ride with her boyfrined, a group of boisterous’ confronted them and her beau Jai (Taheer Shabbir Mithaiwala) is killed in the ambush.
Shaban fights for the justice for her boyfriend’s murder, but she eventually fails. And it’s then that she gets a call from an unknown number. The voice claims to have called her from an Agency and there’s an offer for her. Ranveer (Manoj Bajpayee), one of the senior officers in the agency promises to help her, taking revenge for the murder while drafting her in his group. She turns into a secret agent and is summoned on a mission to execute with Tony/Mikhail (Prithiviraj Sukumaran). How she takes on the arms dealer forms the crux of the story.
Besides story and execution, Taapsee delivers some knockout punches and is sincere enough. Manoj is brilliant, though he has just dialogue-baazi and no action to support him. As for Akshay, he is happy to lend his superstar-presence and bask in the girl power. So go ahead and salute his spirit.