Nabab | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 08, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 08, 2017


Director: Joydeep Mukherjee

Screenplay: Pele Bhattacharya, Joydeep Mukherjee

Cast: Shakib Khan, Subhasree Ganguly

Strength: Costume design 

Weakness: Acting

PLOT: CBI Officer Rajib Chowdhury (Shakib Khan) is adamant about fighting against terrorists and criminals. After saving the life of the Chief Minister from a terrorist attack, he receives praises and gets awarded with newer responsibilities. Crime reporter Diya (Subhasree) gets the task of interviewing Rajib Chowdhury and after much effort finally gets the 

opportunity to meet him. Once they meet, they realize Rajib is the 'Nabab' that studied with Diya back in college. Even though they liked each other back then, due to circumstances their relationship didn't work out. They rekindle their love but soon after 'Nabab' gets tied up in a conspiracy and blackmailed into killing the Chief Minister.

REVIEW: Nabab is a film that reinvents Shakib Khan in a completely new avatar. His look in the film is quite different from all the other films he has done till now, which stays mesmerizing nonetheless. This goes to show how much of a difference good costume designers and stylists can make. Shakib Khan has tried his best to deliver a good performance, but some slight mishaps might have prevented that. He still needs to work on the delivery of the dialogues. Other than that, his acting wasn't at all bad. Subhasree looked glamorous but she still needs to work on her acting skills a bit more. Although she looked the part, she didn't really play the part too well. Overall, the film isn't bad but viewers will find a lot of similarities with Shahrukh Khan's Baadshah.

Reviewed by Amira Amin 

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