One of the movies we are eagerly looking forward to in 2017 is Naam Shabana. The movie stars Taapsee Pannu in the titular role, and is a prequel of the hit 2015 film Baby. Taapsee played a minor yet pivotal character in the Akshay Kumar starrer, that plays a vital role in film's plot. Naam Shabana is sort of a prequel and tells the journey of that character before Baby. The first trailer of the movie just dropped in and we are experiencing an adrenaline rush like never before.
Taapsee has proved her mettle with movies like Pink, Baby. She is kicking ass here. We see her make her enemies bite the dust, with her kicks and punches. The hotel room in Baby was enough to show us what all is Shabana a.k.a Meera is capable of. Good thing about the combat sequences in Naam Shabana, and Baby is that they don't look forced nor they send thugs flying across the room, but are as realistic as they could be with the cinematic appeal intact. Taapsee not just looks beautiful, but deadly in her look. She gets the expressions right, and the camera totally loves her.
She is enlisted by an India secret agency, in return of providing her intelligence about her boyfriend's killers. That is how the story of Shabana begins as according to the trailer. Not much has been revealed in the trailer, but the same was the case with Baby, which turned out to be so much more than what the trailer showed.
Apart from Taapsee, Naam Shabana also stars Manoj Bajpayee, Prithviraj, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa. Akshay Kumar appears in a cameo, reprising his role from Baby. The movie has been written by Neeraj Pandey and has been directed by Shivam Nair.
It's great to see so many action roles being written for women in Bollywood. Taapsee's character in Baby was like a breath of fresh air. Then there was Sonakshi Sinha kicking ass in Akira and Force 2. Rani Mukerji played a badass cop in Mardaani. We hope that Naam Shabana finds its space in the genre.
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