The most heart-warming aspect of 'Naam Shabana' is this that despite of it boasting of such A-list Alpha names as Akshay Kumar, Prithviraj Sukumaran and Manoj Bajpayee in its cast credits, none of them play the lead.
The film, the second instalment in Neeraj Pandey's immensely popular 'Baby' franchise, has Taapsee Pannu reprise her extended cameo from the original into a full-fledged starring role as the eponymous spy.
The actress had won furiously positive reviews for her act in 'Baby,' and it was but a natural progression for her to have a film of her own.
The trailer begins with snippets of happy times shared by Shabana and her boyfriend Jai. The trailer gains pace as both Shabana and Jai meet with an unfortunate incident, and it appears that Jai is killed. There's a drastic change in Shabana's character and appearance then onwards - she looks absolutely determined to kill and determined to have her revenge.
Taapsee features as Shabana Kaif, who is trained by a secret agency, in charge of national security. For those who remember, Neeraj Pandey's critically acclaimed 2015 film Baby, can associate the two movies featuring Shabana, in a jiffy. Taapsee reprises her role as secret agent Shabana, who assisted Akshay Kumar's character Ajay Singh Rajput in a significantly deadly mission. The trailer suggests that Naam Shabana actually is the backstory for Akshay Kumar's Baby, with the spotlight on Taapsee's character. The trailer of Naam Shabana also reunites several other actors from Baby - Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa and Madhurima Tuli.
The new cast members of Naam Shabana are actors Manoj Bajpayee, Elli Avram and Prithviraj Sukumaran. Prithviraj will have an extended cameo in Taapsee Pannu's spy thriller.
Taapsee Pannu, who had an image changing film in last year’s Pink, is all set to impress us with her combat skills and terrific presence of mind as a secret agent.
Naam Shabana will hit the screens on March 31, 2017.
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