Naam Shabana (2017)

Hindi 2 hrs 25 mins Thriller, Action
47 %
Total Reviews: 41
Sahi: 19 Nahi: 22

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)
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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 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.
Now Running
Why action heroine Taapsee Pannu needs ‘big bro’ Akshay Kumar?
Indian Express
Naam Shabana, Aur Address Hai Torture Chamber
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
Of Taapsee Pannu's kick ass energy and Akshay Kumar's magic
Bollywood Trade
पावर पैक्ड एक्शन से भरी प्रिडिक्टेबल कहानी है 'नाम शबाना'
Bhaskar
The roots of Shabana Khan in the Taapsee Pannu-starrer Naam Shabana lie in numerous one-off efforts by Indian filmmakers in each decade.
India Today
A not so well paced thriller goes haywire
Deccan Chronicle
Peerless Taapsee shines as fearless Shabana
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.
BollywoodMantra
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
Times of India
With Naam Shabana, director Neeraj Pandey passes the baton to Shivam Nair for the spinoff of his earlier flick Baby.
Bollywood.Com
Taapsee-Prithviraj-Akshay combined cannot erase the film’s lack of conviction
First Post
Taapsee Pannu steals the show in a middling movie
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
The Quint
Girl interrupted
The Hindu
पूर्णा' के बिना बॉलीवुड पूर्ण नहीं हो सकता था
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
Khaleej Times
The Baby spin-off works only thanks to Taapsee Pannu and Akshay Kumar
Bollywood Life
Shivam Nair’s movie about a female killing machine, based on a script and character created by Neeraj Pandey, squanders its potential.
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
Masala
Neeraj Pandey’s Witty Writing Like A Wednesday & Special 26 Is Missed
Koi Moi
Of Taapsee Pannu's kick ass energy and Akshay Kumar's magic
Glam Sham
TAAPSEE PANNU'S BIG SOLO BREAK IS A WATCHABLE AFFAIR
Mumbai Mirror
Taapsee Pannu-Akshay Kumar's kickass action wins the game
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.
Mid-Day
एक्शन का तगड़ा डोज है 'नाम शबाना'
Aaj Tak
Taapsee Pannu - Akshay Kumar film is a crashing bore
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
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