Naam Shabana (2017)

Hindi 2 hrs 25 mins Thriller, Action
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 41
User Score
Total Votes: 9

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Review Summary: Taapsee Pannu is fantastic but Naam Shabana doesn't live up to Baby. Watch for some real good action!

Average Critic Rating: (2.65)
Cast: Taapsee Pannu , Manoj Bajpayee , Prithviraj Sukumaran , Akshay Kumar , Anupam Kher , Elli Avram
Director: Shivam Nair
Release Date: 31 Mar 2017
Est. Budget: 20.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 33.0 CR

Plot: The film begins with Shabana Khan (Taapsee Pannu) as a college student who also learns Kudo. From her group of friends is one Jai who secretly loves her. The two of them go on a dinner date on his birthday, where he proclaims his love for her. After a while, Read more

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Naam Shabana - Top Reviews

Naam Shabana is a spinoff backstory of one of the characters from the successful film 'Baby,' the story is a tad too obvious, but the action sequences redeem the film.
Manisha Lakhne, Now Running
Why action heroine Taapsee Pannu needs ‘big bro’ Akshay Kumar?
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Naam Shabana, Aur Address Hai Torture Chamber
Khalid Mohamed, Spot Boye
Taapsee Pannu's Stunts Are Film's High Points, Akshay Kumar In Cameo Steals The Show
Granted that Naam Shabana takes a risk by building an action-packed tale around a woman. But the film is forced to hedge its bets by letting the Akshay Kumar cameo get bigger than cameos are usually meant to be
I’ve seldom been this bored
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand

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Naam Shabana - All Reviews

Of Taapsee Pannu's kick ass energy and Akshay Kumar's magic
Vishal Verma, Bollywood Trade
पावर पैक्ड एक्शन से भरी प्रिडिक्टेबल कहानी है 'नाम शबाना'
The roots of Shabana Khan in the Taapsee Pannu-starrer Naam Shabana lie in numerous one-off efforts by Indian filmmakers in each decade.
Devarsi Ghosh, India Today
A not so well paced thriller goes haywire
Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle
Peerless Taapsee shines as fearless Shabana
Atanu Roy, Meri News
But it is enjoyable in parts and makes for a decent watch, along with the stunning visuals of scenic Kuala Lumpur and the main casts’ performance.
Taapsee is super. But that's not to say that the rest of the cast isn't tremendous
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
Meena Iyer, Times of India
With Naam Shabana, director Neeraj Pandey passes the baton to Shivam Nair for the spinoff of his earlier flick Baby.
Taapsee-Prithviraj-Akshay combined cannot erase the film’s lack of conviction
Anna MM Vetticad, First Post
Taapsee Pannu steals the show in a middling movie
Tamanna Naseer, Business Standard
India Glitz
Watch out for Tapsee Pannu, the actress is in startling form in the movie
Economic Times
Taapsee Pannu’s Film is Strictly Average
Stutee Ghosh, The Quint
Girl interrupted
पूर्णा' के बिना बॉलीवुड पूर्ण नहीं हो सकता था
R.J Alok, Aaj Tak
A fierce Taapsee Pannu on a sturdy backdrop shines throughout
Bollywood Bubble
Taapsee is super. But that's not to say that the rest of the cast isn't tremendous
Taapsee shines, Akshay Kumar performs beyond cameo
Anita Iyer, Khaleej Times
The Baby spin-off works only thanks to Taapsee Pannu and Akshay Kumar
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
Shivam Nair’s movie about a female killing machine, based on a script and character created by Neeraj Pandey, squanders its potential.
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
Tapsee Pannu gets a couple of emotional scenes right but her straight-suppress-my-feelings-face gets too monotonous. The film makes unnecessary judgments on civilians and their choices in order to glorify the defense
Lokesh Dharmani, Masala
Neeraj Pandey’s Witty Writing Like A Wednesday & Special 26 Is Missed
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
Of Taapsee Pannu's kick ass energy and Akshay Kumar's magic
Vishal Verma, Glam Sham
Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror
Taapsee Pannu-Akshay Kumar's kickass action wins the game
Samrudhi Ghosh, India Today
NAAM SHABANA Is Akshay Kumar-Taapsee Pannu’s Baby
Box Office Capsule
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.
एक्शन का तगड़ा डोज है 'नाम शबाना'
R.J Alok, Aaj Tak
Taapsee Pannu - Akshay Kumar film is a crashing bore
Shubha Shetty Saha, Catch News
Taapsee Pannu Hits The Bull's Eye In This Underwhelming Fare!
Filmi Beat
Despite Taapsee Pannu’s action sequences, this ‘Baby’ prequel looks a bit of a drag
Finacial Express
Watch it for Taapsee Pannu’s brilliance and a bit of good ‘ol Baby nostalgia
Ankita Chaurasia, India.Com
Good acting and realistic acting in a meandering story
On the whole, NAAM SHABANA is a well-made thriller with two contrasting storylines in the film’s two halves playing the spoilspor
Oye Times