31 Mar, 2017 2 hrs 28 mins U/A
Taapsee Pannu, Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Taher Shabbir, Virendra Saxena
Taapsee Pannu, Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Taher Shabbir, Virendra Saxena
Shivam Nair
Synopsis
Shabana Khan (Taapsee) is the special agent who is entrusted the task of assassinating a deadly arms dealer(Prithviraj) by the Indian Intelligence Agencies.
3
3.1
Share

Showtimes Naam Shabana

  • 31 Fri
  • 1 Sat
  • 2 Sun
  • 3 Mon
11:55AM
1:30PM
4:30PM
7:30PM
9:00PM
10:30PM
  • Critic's Review
  • Times of India
GIRL GI JOE WITH GOOD GUSTO

Naam Shabana Story : Shabana Khan (Taapsee) is the special agent who is entrusted the task of assassinating a deadly arms dealer(Prithviraj) by the Indian Intelligence Agencies.

Naam Shabana Review : Blame this prequel on the media. Most critics who saw Neeraj Pandey’s action-drama, Baby (2015) praised agent, Shabana’s cameo in it. Her brisk action-sequence in a Kathmandu hotel room, when accompanying Ajay Singh (Akshay Kumar) on a mission, provided the required adrenaline-rush. Taking the praise to their heart, this time around, the makers dedicated 148 mins, (really?) to the spunky agent. Sorry, but the running time is the film’s first inherent flaw. Frankly, Shabana shone in Baby because she was in a cameo. Someone missed the point, guys.

That be as it may, empowering women has merit. So we will go along with the maker’s thought process in giving us this offering. Only wish Pandey (credited with story-screenplay-dialogues) hadn’t over-simplified proceedings. Here, the men (Manoj Bajpayee, Akshay (cameo) and other characters from Baby) are almost spoon-feeding Shabana.

Such contrivances apart, when viewed as a stand-alone film, Shabana has some definite merit.

Straight away it reminds you how women are no longer helpless when teased by a bunch of drunken louts; or when brushed against accidentally in crowded spaces. They have enough and more in their DNA to give back as good as they get.

Also a quick look at Shabana’s back-story. Growing up she was scarred by an alcoholic father, who abused her mother. And she has spent time in a juvenile correction facility for accidentally killing her father. Instead of allowing this to mar her future, Shabana moulds herself differently from your average Seeta, Salma or Suzy.

The first half indulges the protagonist and her love interest, Jai too much. It is only post-intermission, especially the last 35 minutes in which proceedings pick up. Sticking to a typical-action drama narrative that jumps from Mumbai to Goa, Vienna to Kuala Lumpur, with the arms dealer and the ISI agents playing a cat-and-mouse game, the film, is more an escapist fare than a realistic one.

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.

In-depth Analysis
Our overall critics rating is not an average of the sub score below.
  • Direction
    3/5
  • Dialogues
    3.5/5
  • Story
    2.5/5
  • Action
    3.5/5
  • Visual appeal
    3/5
SEE MORE
Avg Users’ Rating 3.1/5 ( 33 users )
M
Munna Jatua
Story is great and nice actress . Must see.
V
Vivek Kashyap
We offering a part time home based job for everyone without any investment. Any one can do this job very easily. No high qualification is required. Required only good internet knowledge and smart phone with internet. Spend 2-3 hours per day and earn up to 15,000-30,000 per month or more and also earn along with your friends. No work pressure, your efforts and your income. For more information type "INFO" and what's app on the given number 9917221681.
d
dr detonator mbbs
Nice
MOVIES, REVIEWS,
SHOWTIMES AND MORE.
Download the app today,
Easily access movie trailers, reviews & showtimes.
Find nearby theatres and movies when they are now showing.

New releases, Trailers, Filmy Gossips! Welcome to the World of Movies. Subscribe now. Stay updated.

Notification No worries!! In case you want to enable it in future you can do it by clicking on lock icon in the address bar and enabling notification