Balki has joined hands with Amitabh Bachchan for the third time and the film portrays the legendary actor’s exuberant acting skills in a subtle yet striking manner.
‘Shamitabh’is all about two characters in the cine industry yearning to make their presence felt. Dhanush plays Daanish, a young man who is born mute. His soul, heart and life is completely filled with the urge to make it big in the tinsel town.
Akshara Haasan plays a young director and identifies Dhanush’s unnoticed talent. She takes pity on him but his inability to speak makes her look out for Amitabh Sinha, (Amitabh) who came to Mumbai decades ago with dreams of becoming a star. Amitabh accepts to lend his voice to Daanish with a thought of bringing his old dreams into life.
The duo’s combo raises Dhanush to stardom and Amitabh is determined that his voice has brought a change in Dhanush’s life. On the other hand Dhanush is firm that without his performance and appearance Amitabh’s voice would have never been relevant. The rest of the story narrates the ego clashes between the biggies and how Akshara manages to mediate between them.
‘Shamitabh’ is Dhanush’s second Bollywood film and the actor doesn’t have a single word to speak. The young actor carries his role with ease and has put loads of efforts to do justice to Amitabh’s voice and his role. Needless to say that Amitabh’s charisma and screen presence adds up to the richness of the film and Akshara has done her part in a perfect manner.
‘Maestro’ Ilaiyaraaja has proved his mettle yet again. P.C.Sreeram’s cinematography depicts the actors’emotions with exquisite angles and colour tones.
In other words, ‘Shamitabh’ is thoroughly enjoyable even though the story seems to be predictable. The magic created by ‘Dhanush and Amitabh’ makes the film a must watch in theatres.