“Woh Jo Religion Wala Column Hai Nah, Usme Hum Bold Aur Capital Me Likhte Hain; Indian”
When Akshay Kumar voiced this line in his much loved film Baby, it instantly triggered a nationalistic undertone amongst the audiences. That’s the impact patriotic films truly have. Bollywood has had many such films that depict patriotism and each of them have been hugely adored by the masses. While we are a few days away from celebrating 70 years of freedom, &pictures, Naye India Ka Blockbuster Movie Channel brings to you another strong patriotic film Naam Shabana in Independence Week special on Sunday, 13th August at 8 PM.
Starring Taapsee Pannu, Naam Shabana is the first official spin off in Bollywood and depicts love for country through the prism of a female secret agent. This film also marks the fourth collaboration of national award winning director Neeraj Pandey with Bollywood’s favorite patriotic hero Akshay Kumar after Special 26, Baby and Rustom. Akshay who headed the squad in Baby plays a crucial role in this film along with a credible ensemble of Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa and Prithviraj Sukumaran. Backed by stupendous performances, this turned out to be a sleeper hit upon release.
Taapsee Pannu who underwent rigorous training in mixed martial arts, aikido and krav maga says, “Post Baby, I never thought that my character would get such a great response. It is rare that female characters get to be the protagonist in an action film and I am glad Neeraj Pandey chose to make a promising spin off like Naam Shabana. I feel blessed that the team showed so much faith in me.”
Ajay Singh Rajput (Akshay Kumar) guides Shabana Khan (Taapsee Pannu) in avenging her lover’s death. But little does Shabana know that Ajay and his team have an agenda. They choose to train and recruit her as a part of R.A.W, India’s secret agency. With a team of able officers like Ranvir Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) and a secret agent, Om Prakash Shukla (Anupam Kher), Shabana and Ajay set out on a mission to nab an international arms dealer, Mikhail (Prithviraj Sukumaran) and a thrilling chase begins.
Will Shabana be able to prove her mettle during this mission?
Watch an outstanding patriotic film this Independence Week with Naam Shabana on Sunday, 13th August at 8 PM, only on &pictures