Naam Shabana trailer is here and this prequel to Baby has all the ingredients of a taut thriller. Directed by Shivam Nair it stars Taapsee Pannu, Prithviraj Sukumaran (returning to Bollywood after ‘Aurangzeb), Manoj Bajpayee and Anupam Kher.
Akshay Kumar is seen reprising his role as Ajay Singh Rajput yet again for a special appearance. Taapsee plays the titular role of Shabana.
The film traces the path of Shabana aka Meera. The trailer gives us an inkling about why Shabana joins the intelligence agency and keep us hooked till the end with its clean stunt choreography.
Taapsee’s intense training in the mixed martial arts has surely helped the actor with her stunt sequences, choreographed by Hollywood stunt director, Cyril Raffaelli.
The trailer is equal parts action and drama — spotlighting Taapsee’s transformation from a civilian to an agent. Shabana is trained by Ajay Singh Rajput, and theme of the film seems to be Shabana’s revenge.
Taapsee’s (who had an image changing film in last year’s Pink) caliber comes across as an actor in every frame. The trailer manages to keep audiences at the edge of their seats, wondering about Shabana’s mission and the intelligence agency’s intentions.
The trailer looks promising and just when you think that the dialogues in the movie might not be as good as its predecessor — Akshay Kumar proves you wrong with his punch line in the end. He delivers it with a straight face too, just like in Baby.
The film also has Danny Denzongpa and Madhurima Tuli reprising their respective roles from ‘Baby’.
Naam Shabana will hit the screens on March 31, 2017.