Naam Shabana, a spin-off for Neeraj Pandey’s 2015 Baby had good action scenes by Tapsee Pannu but the exaggerated personal story and her journey to become of the officers on the mission. Blame this spin-off to media and viewers, as it was they who motivated Neeraj Pandey to come up with a prequel to Baby having Shabana’s character the main in the film. The very short role of Shabana fighting powerfully and showcasing strong action moves was really applauded in Baby. But that brisk action stunt would be made into around 150 minutes of a film was much to ask for. You can get latest Bollywood movies download from here.
The movie story revolves around the character of Shabana. Shabana had a tough childhood with an alcoholic father abusing her mother. She was scared to death by her father then. In fact, one day she by mistake kills her father and lands herself to Javelin correction home. But Shabana turns into bold and brave women post this. The first half of the story is all about Shabana and her lover Jai. There is too much of mouse and cat race at the latter half of the story from Mumbai, Goa to KualaLampur. There is much of forced watch and movie picks the pace in last half an hour.
Akshay Kumar, in fact, has a Cameo in Naam Shabana as opposed to Tapsee having a cameo in Baby. Tapsee is at her best of career with movies like Pink and Naam Shabana in her kitty. She is hard hitting, knockout punches and performs action stunts convincingly. Manoj Bajpayee is seen doing all dialogue delivery in the film which makes up for no action sequences by him. All the other characters from Baby have taken a step back making Shabana Shine throughout the mission. It seems baby feeding Shabana throughout the movie. Akshay Kumar in short and brisk role has been able to mark his presence.
Salman Khan’s Tubelight can give a tough fight to this movie. Kabir Khan is the director of this movie. Tubelight HD movie trailer is now released everywhere around the globe. It seems like Kabir Khan has prepared a lot to master the fight scenes in that movie.
Coming from an ace director who has given hit movies like A Wednesday, Special 26 and Baby, Naam Shabana falls out short. There were huge expectations from this movie and that can be our fault. Naam Shabana is a good movie but comparatively not at par with its sequel Baby for sure. The women-centric film brings Shabana in limelight but is not woven properly. A lot of escape and too much of personal life involved makes the movie weak at certain sections. Girl power is definitely strong in the movie.
Rating: – 2.5/5