One line Review: Strong plot and action sequences coupled with commendable performances by the leads.
Positive Points: The action sequences are carved and shot amazingly. It is a delight to see Taapsee fight the baddies straight up their faces. The film is intriguing in parts.
Negative Points: The film is a bit too stretched with the extended backstory shown in the first half. The length is definitely dragged.
Shabana (Taapsee Pannu), a college student and a Kudo player is a short tempered, fierce girl with a terrible past. One evening Shabana and her boyfriend encounter a gang of drunkard loafers who indulge into ... full Plot
NAAM SHABANA is a spin off - a pioneer in the Bollywood world of sequels that are sometimes done right or unworthy. Starring Taapsee Pannu and Akshay Kumar in lead, the Neeraj Pandey written adventure produced by T-series in association with Cape Of Good Films, Friday Film Works, Plan C Studios and KriArj Entertainment and distributed by Reliance Entertainment banks on the popularity and success of BABY to incorporate a new story focusing on a different character/characters, all while staying in the same franchise the fans, audience know and love.More »
Why is this film not a pure music video, or a 'Lara Croft: Tom Raider' type video game? Well, I'll tell you what it is. It's a spin-off-the kind of pix Hollywood makes tonnes of money from, along with remakes, reboots, and sequels. The movie has evidently been spun off from the introductory scene of the character Shabana (Taapsee Pannu: supremely fit, and feisty), who enters rather late into Neeraj Pandey's 'Baby' (2015), looking quiet and submissive, dressed in salwar kameez, and suddenly transforms herself to take on a bunch of baddies with her badass martial arts moves.More »
The movie begins three years before the events of Baby, setting the plot around 2011. Indian secret service suffers humiliation when they are unable to catch a dreaded arms dealer, Mikhail, who kills two of their agents. The action moves to Mumbai, where we find Shabana (Taapsee Pannu), a Commerce student who is also a Kudo champion. She is being tracked by this secret agency for some time without her knowledge. One fateful night, during a late night ride with her boyfriend, a group of hooligans accost them and her boyfriend is killed in the process.More »