Naam Shabana Movie Review: Critic Reviews and Ratings
Naam Shabana Movie Review: Critic Reviews and Ratings

Neeraj Pandey turns producer and writer for a spin-off of his movie Baby. Naam Shabana is all about Taapsee Pannu’s character from the spy thriller and the reviews of the movie are out. Let’s take a look at Naam Shabana movie reviews by various critics-

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Naam Shabana Movie Review by Meena Iyer from Times of India: Taapsee delivers some knockout punches and is sincere enough. Manoj is brilliant, though he has just dialogue-baazi and no action to support him. Here, the men are almost spoon-feeding Shabana. Such contrivances apart, when viewed as a stand-alone film, Shabana has some definite merit.
Rating: 3 Stars
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Naam Shabana Movie Review by Kunal Guha from India Times: Taapsee Pannu as a diabolical killing machine of a secret agent offers pure popcorn fun. With frosty determined eyes and hybrid martial arts skills, her military focus barely reveals her character’s troubled past. She couldn’t have gotten a bigger solo break to showcase her potential. She nails every blow and the ones she endures seem like she’s earned them.
Rating: 3 Stars
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Naam Shabana Movie Review by Mayank Shekhar from Mid-day: Pandey has written this prequel, split into two totally separate films. And to be fair when the movie does cut to the chase eventually, to chase down the villain, some of the thrills do kick in. Sadly you’ve polished off your popcorn tub already, taking in the corniness until that point, while your head spins in circles in this pointless spin-off, listening to the zany ‘Zubi zubi zubi’ number from Mithun’s ‘Dance Dance’ (1987), and so much else.
Rating: 2 Stars
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Naam Shabana Movie Review by Sreeju Sudhakaran from Bollywood Life: Naam Shabana is one of the rare movies where the second half fares better than the first. There are far more engaging scenes, especially towards the latter part of the movie. While the first half shows how Shabana gets into the secret service program, the second half focuses on the mission in Malaysia. Akshay Kumar, who was supposed to be just a cameo, gets to do a lot more than ‘bahut door se aaya hoon, kuch toh karne do.
Rating: 2.5 Stars
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Naam Shabana Movie Review by Stutee Ghosh from The Quint: One hundred and fourty eight minutes long, Naam Shabana pans out like an uneventful bus ride. Taapsee gets ample chance to put her martial arts training to use. It frankly is great fun to see a woman kick some serious butt and she manages to do it convincingly. However, for some reason, she is far more constricted in this film than she ever was.
Rating: 2.5 Stars
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Naam Shabana Movie Review by Shubra Gupta from Indian Express: Taapsee Pannu kicks some serious butt, Akshay Kumar comes in for a praiseworthy cameo to show how the big boys do it. But the film falls flat as a credible storyline goes missing.
Rating: 1.5 Stars
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Naam Shabana Movie Review by Bollywood Hungama: The film’s first half wins you over completely. Those who have seen BABY will see many of the situations being simply recreated and repeated in NAAM SHABANA. If that wasn’t enough, the songs also act as spoilsport at regular intervals. The film does have its own set of flaws and shortcoming in the form of the film’s villain giving out his masterplan to the protagonists without much ado.
Rating: 3 Stars
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Naam Shabana Movie Review: Our Take
Taapsee Pannu has given her best to the movie and she impresses as the mean spy machine. The storyline is not able to provide the required support to the actresses’ talent and that’s what disappoints us. Go watch the movie for Taapsee Pannu and Akshay Kumar’s extended cameo but remember that the movie may drag on.

Average Rating: 2.5 stars
Score:43% Positive
Reviews Counted:7
Positive:3
Neutral:2
Negative:2

1 COMMENT

  1. Taapsee Pannu plays Shabana, a girl with a dark past, who lives with her mother, and who is hand-picked to join an intelligence group that appears to have sweeping powers when they target enemies of the state.
    Many of the characters show up from Pandey’s Baby (2015) including Pannu’s Shabana who had bit part; Naam Shabana tells us just how she came to be a special agent skilled with her hands. Pannu left an impression in that brief role.

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