Naam Shabana Movie

Naam Shabana: Akshay Kumar again steals the show with his extended cameo

Do you remember agent Shabana in 2015 movie Baby? If you don’t remember then recall the brisk fist-fight between and Indian agent and a terrorist in a Kathmandu hotel. That was Shabana. Taapsee Pannu played Shabana in Baby and got big claps by viewers and the critics. The role was short but she was able to leave a mark on minds of viewers and pens of critics.

Now come to Naam Shabana that is the prequel of Baby and here all the 148 minutes of the movie are dedicated to Taapsee Pannu. Again she’s agent Shabana but on a different mission. Shabana Khan is a special agent and she’s entrusted with the task of eliminating an arms dealer and ISI man Mikhail alias Tony (Prithviraj Sukumaran). The movie has two stories running parallel.

Shabana Khan loses her love to unsocial elements that are connected to arms dealer. From here starts the story of making of Shabana. She becomes a spy and increases her ranks with her courage. She’s after the arms dealer, who’s as cunning as smart. Her love towards country and also towards her friend gives her the courage to chase the arms dealer from one country to another. Finally she takes revenge.

First half of the movie is relatively slow as it is all about personal and academic life of Shabana. She struggles with her daily life and also meets her lover. The life seems easy but soon the scene turns into a bloody war first between her lover and eve-teasers and second between an intelligence officer and a deadly arms dealer. The film picks speed in the last 30 minutes when Shabana gets hold of the antagonist. It seems that the movie has two ends – Shabana takes revenge of her lover and she eliminates the arms dealer.

Naam Shabana first look and poster

The poster has all the stars the movie has. It has Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher with his iconic wig, Danny Denzongpa, Taapsee Pannu and Akshay Kumar. The poster wears a dark look to match with the theme that is spy thriller. It seems that all the characters are involved in one mission that is elimination of the arms dealer that is in the middle of the poster. Name of the movie is written on bottom. The word NAAM is in Red and SHABANA is in White color. The poser creates suspense as all the characters are shown in a hurry.

Why watch the movie?

Shabana of Baby was a brave woman and she got many praises from viewers. Shabana Khan of Naam Shabana is a special agent and she’s as courageous as the Shabana of Baby. Viewers will like the action and thrill of Naam Shabana.


  1. Taapsee Pannu was the first preference due to her martial arts skills
  2. Varun Dhawan was also shortlisted for a role in the movie
  3. Akshay Kumar is doing an extended cameo in the movie
  4. It is prequel of the movie

Hindi नाम शबाना
Directed – Shivam Nair
Produced – Neeraj Pandey, Shital Bhatia
Written – Neeraj Pandey
Screenplay – Neeraj Pandey
Starring- Taapsee Pannu, Akshay Kumar, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, Elli Avram
Music – Rochak Kohli, Komail, Meet Bros
Production company – Plan C Studios, Kriarj Entertainment, Cape Of Good Films
Release date – 31 March 2017
Country – India



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