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Naam Shabana - Box Office Update


Movie buffs, thriller, and mystery lovers might have watched the movie Naam Shabana by now. The film is a spin-off of the 2015 hit 'Baby' loudly praised by the audience and hence had similar expectations from it. But was it able to take the pressure and meet the demand? Was the movie good enough to break the record of Baby? The box office update of the movie will reveal all.

Day 1. Friday (March 31) - Rs 5.12 crore

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

Day 3 - Sunday (April 2) - Rs 7.27 crore

Day 4 - Monday (April 3) - Rs 2.54 crore

Day 5 - Tuesday (April 4) - Rs 2.50 crore

Approximate six-day box office collection of Naam Shabana: Rs 25.80 crore

Now, let's look at the box office collection of its predecessor Baby, released on 23 January 2015. The Action & Thriller movie directed by Neeraj Pandey box office collection in the first five days was:

Day 1 - Friday (January 23, 2015) - Rs 9.3 Crore

Day 2 - Saturday (January 24, 2015) - Rs 11.17 Crore

Day 3 - Sunday (January 25, 2015) - Rs 15.60 Crore

Day 4 - Monday (January 26, 2015) - Rs 14.90 Crore

Day 5 - Tuesday (January 27, 2015) - Rs 5.10 Crore

Looking at the figures, it won't be wrong to say that Naam Shabana doest not stand anywhere close to its parent movie. The five-day box collection of the movie is far less than that of Baby. Nevertheless, the movie is fun to watch. Through this movie, Neeraj Pandey has tried to show the world that women can also take up lead roles leaving behind heroes and other characters. The theme is nice, Neeraj fails to bring about the strong personality of the heroine Taapsee Pannu (Shabana Khan) as, throughout the movie, the actress is spoon-fed with information to by Akshay and other cast of the movie.

Akshay Kumar reprises his role as Ajay Singh Rajput and is seen in the film in an extended cameo. Other cast members include Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, and Malayalam superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran, who plays the prime antagonist.

It remains to be seen if Naam Shabana manages to be the slow and steady tortoise and become the fifth film to enter the Rs 100 crore club this year, after Raees, Kaabil, Jolly LLB 2 and Badrinath Ki Dulhania as stated in the leading newspaper the Times of India.The first half indulges the protagonist and her love interest, Jai too much. It is only post-intermission, especially the last 35 minutes in which proceedings pick up. Sticking to a typical action drama narrative that jumps from Mumbai to Goa, Vienna to Kuala Lumpur, with the arms dealer and the ISI agents playing a cat-and-mouse game, the film, is more an escapist fare than a realistic one.

Taapsee delivers some knockout punches and is sincere enough. Manoj is brilliant, though he has the just exchange of dialogues and no action to support him. As for Akshay, he is happy to lend his superstar presence and bask in the girl power. So go ahead and salute his spirit.

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