Naam Shabana Should Take A Fair Opening
Much anticipated action spy-thriller film ‘Naam Shabana’ is all set to hit theaters on this Friday i.e. 31st March 2017 in Hindi, Tamil (dubbed) & Telugu (dubbed) languages. The film is a prequel to Baby and has been in news ever since it was announced. Directed by Shivam Nair and produced by Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia under the Friday Filmworks banner. It is a spin-off from the 2015 film Baby with Taapsee Pannu reprising her role as Shabana. Other cast includes Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher and Prithviraj Sukumaran play important supporting roles in the film.
Naam Shabana is releasing on good scale and also has started getting positive reviews from critics after the premiere shows. No wonder, Naam Shabana is a reward of sorts for Taapsee who has managed to establish her credentials over the years, especially with Pink doing quite well last year. Now that she is leading the show for Naam Shabana, one expects the film to open on the same lines as Pink at the Box Office.
Shivam Nair’s directorial this film has not reported impressive response for its advance booking but the positive reactions coming out after the premieres, are expected to be resulted out in impressive boost of craze among audience. As per critics, the actress has given a flawless and power packed performance, which deserves loud whistles. Also, The film’s promo saw decent to good response coming its way and the promotion and marketing has been balanced as well.
Considering all the report, Naam Shabana is positively expected to get decent occupancy of 30-35% on its very first day across the country and its opening business is predicted to be around 4-5 crores*. The performance onwards, will depend on the response of audience and for that we have to wait till the end of its first show. And would primarily grow on Saturday and Sunday post word of mouth kicks in.
Insider reports around the film are good, which means it would also see a good critical response coming its way, something that should help it gain further mileage. Amongst all the films that have been mentioned here, it was Pink and Neerja that had seen maximum growth, and eventually managed to collect Rs. 68 crore and Rs. 75.65 crore in their lifetime. While a number like this would make Naam Shabana a major Superhit, for now the makers would be content to see the film go past the Rs. 30 crore mark as that would be enough to help it qualify it as an earner.