Naam Shabana

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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.

Stars: Akshay Kumar, Tapsee Pannu, Anupam Kher
Director: Shivam Nair
Writer: Shivam Nair, Niraj pandey
Category: Action, Thriller
Release Date: 31-Mar-2017, India
Overall Ratings: 3.3 / 5
Naam Shabana

Review and Rating of Action,Thriller movie Naam Shabana directed by Shivam Nair with starcast Akshay Kumar, Tapsee Pannu, Anupam Kher

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Pakistan bans Naam Shaban to be released in Pakistan.

Movies related to terrorism like Naam Shabana, Baby, Ek Tha Tiger to a Biography movie like Raees, from a courtroom drama like Jolly LLB 2 to a love story like Raanjhanaa, several Indian films have been banned in Pakistan.

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Naam Shabana collected 22.50 Crores on it's 5th day of release.


Akshay Kumars saves Taapsee Pannu's film.

Day 1: Friday (March 31): Rs 5.12 crore

Day 2: Saturday (April 1): Rs 6.37 crore

Day 3: Sunday (April 2): Rs 7.5 crore

Total box-office collection of Naam Shabana after four days: Rs 18.99 crore.


Akshay Kumar calls Taapsee Pannu the 'real hero' of 'Naam Shabana

Calling the lead actress Taapsee Pannu, of 'Naam Shabana' a real hero, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has called on everyone to watch the movie to discover 'a Shabana' within on self. 'Naam Shabana' is a prequel of the 2015 hit movie 'Baby' which had Akshay in the lead role.

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Naam Shabana box office collection Day 1: Taapsee Pannu, Akshay Kumar film gets average opening.

Naam Shabana has got a total number of 2100 screens in India. Also, the film will be releasing across 37 countries.

Naam Shabana has been received well by the critics and the celebrities. The movie has been garnering positive reviews but this Taapsee Pannu-Akshay Kumar starrer witnessed a slow start at the box office. According to the reports, on its first day at the box office, the movie saw an average occupancy of 15% in the morning shows. It is being expected that the movie might perform well in the evening shows after a positive spread of word from the movie goers. In comparison to other markets, Hyderabad and Gujarat have contributed more to the first day collections of the movie.

Just like another women-centric film, Phillauri, which released last week, Naam Shabana, too is expected to earn Rs 4 crore on Friday.

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‘Naam Shabana’ celeb review: Here’s what Bollywood stars have to say about Taapsee Pannu’s film

Taapsee Pannu-starrer 'Naam Shabana' hit theatres today. The film, which is a spin-off of the 2015 hit 'Baby', opened to praises from many B-town celebrities. Taapsee, who plays the main lead of Shabana in the action thriller, has won tremendous appreciation from the industry for her powerful act of a spy. From actor Rana Daggubati to director Srijit Mukherji, many have taken to Twitter to congratulate the film's team for their endeavour.

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It was an amazing experince watching this movie. The movie is based on a passion and bravery of an common Indian girl named Shabana. Naam Shabana is one of the great movie by Neeraj Pandey. The role of Akshay Kumar is too short just of 20 minutes in the movie, but his role is just mind blowing. Overall the movie is fully fantastic and well worthy. Must go and watch this movie.

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The movie Naam Shabana is fully loaded with lots of action and thrill and the character play of Tapsee Pannu in the movie too terrific. Her acting is too real and brilliant. Must watch this movie it shows the bravery of a girl. Every girl should watch this movie and be brave as Shabana.


Naam Shabana movie review: Taapsee Pannu-Akshay Kumar's kickass action wins the game

Two years after Baby comes Naam Shabana, a spin-off tracing the story of Shabana Khan. Starring Taapsee Pannu in the lead role and Akshay Kumar in an extended cameo, will the film match up to the expectations of Baby? Here is our Naam Shabana movie review.

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Naam Shabana: 5 reasons we are looking forward to Taapsee-Akshay's film

With just a day left for Naam Shabana to hit the screens, we give you five reasons to book its tickets ASAP.

She was a Southern actor until she made her Bollywood debut with Chashme Baddoor in 2013. Her first brush with Hindi film industry did not fetch her any recognition, forget accolades. She was written off by audience and critics alike, leaving her with the only option of going back to her safe haven- Tollywood. Until she was found again by Neeraj Pandey for a role that got her back in Bollywood and how.

An almost forgettable Taapsee stunned audience with some kickass action in 2015 film Baby. A movie which rode high on Akshay Kumar's star power saw Taapsee turning the tables with her cameo. Many sat up and took notice of this girl who had almost become a memory.

And two years later, she is back with her Baby team. But not in a cameo. Naam Shabana is all about Taapsee, and that's reason enough to book a ticket to the film as soon as possible.


Akshay Kumar hosts special screening of Naam Shabana for Delhi policewomen.

The special show was held yesterday, after Akshay impressed the ladies at Gargi College with a few cool martial arts self-defence tips.

Akshay Kumar hosted a special screening of his new co-production Naam Shabana for Delhi policewomen on Monday evening, after impressing the ladies at Gargi College with a few cool martial arts self-defence tips earlier in the day.

Akshay was accompanied at both events with Taapsee Pannu, who plays the titular Shabana in the spy thriller, and Manoj Bajpayee who is also an important part of the cast.

The screening for the female cops of the Capital was held in a cineplex in the central Delhi hub of Connaught Place. Around a hundred officers of various ranks of Delhi Police were seen queuing up to grab their seats for the special pre-screening.


Akshay Kumar and the team of Naam Shabana attended the special screening of the movie last night.


Prithviraj plugs The Great Father in between Naam Shabana promotions.

The team of Naam Shabana has gone all out to promote the release of the Taapsee Pannu-starrer, which will hit theatres this Friday. Mollywood actor Prithviraj too is part of the movie as its antagonist named Tony.

During their promo tour in Dubai, Prithviraj had spoken to a few Malayalam FM channels and made it point to also talk 


Naam Shabana producer Neeraj Pandey: Fancy words like spin-off don’t pull in audiences

Naam Shabana producer Neeraj Pandey has a repertoire of films like A Wednesday, Special 26, Baby and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.

His forthcoming Bollywood production Naam Shabana has been promoted extensively as a “spin-off” of his engaging and gripping 2015 directorial Baby. But filmmaker Neeraj Pandey firmly believes such “fancy words” don’t translate to impressive footfalls if content lacks quality.

“If it’s a good film, with a good script and performances, and it’s executed well, everything works. It’s not about whether a spin-off will work or not, or a sequel will work or not. Most importantly, it is whether film will work or not,” Pandey told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

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I played a fool in Special 26, Naam Shabana is different: Manoj Bajpayee.


Delhi Police to hold special screening of Naam Shabana

New Delhi, Mar 24 (PTI) Delhi Police will organise a special screening of the upcoming spy thriller Naam Shabana for its female officers next week in the presence of actor Akshay Kumar.

The screening of the film will be held at a multiplex in Connaught Place on March 27 in all probability and will be attended by Kumar.

Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik might also be attending the screening.

Aound 100 women police officers from various ranks and divisions of Delhi Police will be watching the women-centric film, said a senior police officer.

Naam Shabana is a prequel to 2015 film Baby and it portrays the journey of actress Taapsee Pannus character to becoming a secret agent.

"Its a woman-centric film and the screening is a way to acknowledge the good work done by our women officers. It is also to motivate them to continue with their efforts," said the officer.

This is not the first time Kumar is collaborating with Delhi Police. In 2012, he had organised a screening of his film Rowdy Rathore for the capitals police force. PTI SLB KUN



‘Naam Shabana’ song: ‘Dil hua besharam’ will get you grooving.....

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Naam Shabana Trailer: Beware Of Taapsee Pannu. Just Beware

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Shabana wants to live for her country and not die . The trailer also stars Akshay Kumar as a secret agent . Naam Shabana hits screens on March 31.

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