We have always been curious regarding the film industry, be it the actors, behind-the-scene facts or about their personal lives. No matter how much the media and journalists reveal it all in the format of gossips and stories, there are certain aspects we are not aware of.
The movie Shamitabh is about that dark side of film industry that exposes the jealousy of the actors or their greed for stardom. Now we are not saying it contains real-life stories, but it shows a side of the film industry that we are not aware of.
The concept of the movie in itself is different and the stars of the movie have played their parts really well to put across that concept on the big screen. Amitabh Sinha (Amitabh Bachchan) is an alcoholic who once had dreams of becoming an actor and making it big, while Danish (Dhanush) is a deaf and mute person who comes from a small town to Mumbai city with the dreams of becoming a superstar.
The two characters are in complete contrast with each other, what Danish lacks in voice, he makes up for it with his talent and energy, while Amitabh has nothing but his heavy and rich baritone voice.
Debutante Akshara Haasan plays the role of a director who makes use of a technology from Finland and combines the talents of Amitabh and Danish to make a perfect recipe for stardom.
The duo give themselves the name of Shamitabh and it's their chemistry that keeps the audiences hooked to the film. Their bittersweet bond that is topped with jealousy and the greed to outdo each other is what forms the rest of the plot.
Their to and fro spats are fun, especially Amitabh's sarcastic taunts towards Danish like when he says, "This voice will sound nice even if it came out of a dog!" Danish is no less, he ducks all these comments well and gives it back in his own way. There are a lot of satirical scenes on Bollywood as well.
There are no words to describe Amitabh Bachchan's performance because once you see the movie, you'll realize how there could not have been a better person to pull off the role. Dhanush, on the other hand, shows the transformation from the role of a bus conductor to that of an overnight star with élan. He is simply a delight to watch.
Akshara Haasan too has pulled off the role of a feisty assistant director well, her father's acting genes are definitely inherited by her, and we just have to see how well she makes use of them.
The film may not be perfect from start to finish, come on which film is! So by that standard, there are a lot of times when you feel the story is dragged or that there are way too many tug-of-war moments between the lead characters, but what makes up for all the minus points is the riveting performances by the actors in the movie. R Balki has directed it well, barring the complicated climax scenes.
Shamitabh is a treat to watch, owing to the lead actors of the film, Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush. They have made the movie fun and entertaining covering up the film's weak plot. This movie is a must watch, so book your tickets soon!
Check the slider to see some interesting tweets on Shamitabh and snaps from the movie...
sunder mass @vijaysunder
@SrBachchan #shamitabh Awesome to the core.Another blockbuster for @dhanushkraja after #Raanjhaana.@Dhanushkraja One man show.Epic
Joyce Wang @JoyceWang4
@dhivakarrs @DhanushFansUK @MosesSapir @SrBachchan @krishikalulla woo~I am also eager to have #shamitabh post
Smriti Singh @RjSmritii
Akshara is so cute. Loved her hairstyle #Shamitabh
Mayank Chandra @mayank_hc
@SrBachchan Looking Forward to #Shamitabh! All the Best Shahenshah! @dhanushkraja It will Super-Duper Hit!
poonam bhuwalka @poothegr8
@SrBachchan @juniorbachchan.Party tyme Sir.Aaj Abhi ka Bday..kal #Shamitabh..so many Class Interviews. .n many more things happenin GBU all
#shamitabh gonna rock d box office tomorrow @dhanushkraja @SrBachchan can't wait to watch #shamitabh gonna create a record
Bollywood Boxoffice @24x7Bollywood
#Shamitabh will open very poorly tomorrow. 2015 is so far proving to be much worse than 2014.
Nitish Murthy @NiTiSHmurthy
#shAmitabh special screening @SrBachchan is the epitome of sheer brilliance.
Neeraj Sheth @GopiSheth
@srbachchan @gopi_sheth @bigbefamily heard great reviews of #shamitabh wish u very best from http://bigbefamily.com
Amitabh and Dhanush have played the role to perfection and you simply cannot afford to miss this big fight of Shamitabh on the big screen.